Peter Kerekes (born in 1973 in Košice, Slovakia) studied film directing at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava in 1991 – 1998. There he continued to lecture on the given subject. Together with director Dušan Hanák, he participated in founding the atelier of fiction and documentary film. Although he wanted to direct fiction films, which he also studied, since his first documentary about the Slovak poet Erik Groch, his interest in this form of film expression prevailed. Made in the production of Austrian director and producer Georg Misch, his latest feature-length documentary Ako sa varia dejiny/ Cooking History was awarded at numerous international festivals (e.g. Hot Docs, Leipzig) and nominated for the prestigious European Award Arte 2009.
Člověk o knihe, kniha o člověku (16´, SK, 1994)
Balog Jozsef, Príbennik 66 (SK, 1996)
O troch dňoch v Jasovskom kláštore (SK, 1996)
Ladomírske morytáty a legendy (54´, SK, 1998)
Zuzana od 8.00 do 17.00 (SK, 2000)
66 sezón (80´, SK/CZ, 2003)
Přes hranice/ Über die Grenze - Fünf Ansichten von Nachbarn/ Across the Border: Five Views from Neighbours (131´, Austria, 2004) - segment director
Pomník, ktorý nebol (26´, SK, 2005)
Ako sa varia dejiny/ Cooking History (88´, CZ/SK/Austria, 2008)
Brno 1969 (26´, CZ, 2009)
Sametoví teroristé/Velvet Terrorists (87', SK, 2013)
Slovensko 2.0 (10', SK, 2014)
Bonusová kapitola z Ako sa varia dejiny (Orig.) / 2009 / Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia / 10 min
Watch a BONUS chapter from the film Cooking History for FREE. A story of Serbian army cook Novic Stankovič – Šapoň who baked the biggest Pljeskavica in the world and died as a volunteer in the war in Kosovo in 1999.
Druhý pokus (Orig.) / 2014 / Slovakia / 10 min
“I once said in a pub as a joke, that a country that cannot democratically help its development and to reach a degree of normality, has only one option: to invite the assistance of a foreign army. That was when I returned from a month-long stay in Finland. I was thrilled about the country..."
Slovensko 2.0 (Orig.) / 2014 / Slovakia / 112 min
What is “Slovakia”? How to explain the notion of “Slovakia” of the past 20 years to an unknown stranger, a visitor from another planet? What is the genetic makeup or the software for “Slovakia”? How to use it? How does it change?
Zamatoví teroristi (Orig.) / 2013 / Croatia, Czech Republic, Slovakia / 87 min
A film which hovers on the edge of documentary and fiction as it describes the efforts of certain individuals to rise up against the former regime. Stano, Fero and Vladimír were once branded as criminals yet, from today’s perspective, we look upon their often comical actions as expressions of a courage that was extremely rare amid the homogeneous mass of normalisation society.