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Peter Kerekes

Peter Kerekes



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)


66 Seasons

66 Sezón (Orig.) / 2003 / Czech Republic, Slovakia / 86 min

A document about a swimming pool in the city of Kosice, the place where, according to the filmmakers´s slogan, "history used to go to bath".



A bonus chapter from Cooking History

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.



Across the Border

Über die Grenze (Orig.) / 2004 / Austria / 131 min

Five directors from Central Europe contribute to making an international film reflecting a unique moment of forming of a new European community.



Cooking History

Jak se vaří dějiny (Orig.) / 2009 / Austria, Czech Republic, Slovakia / 90 min

A documentary film about army cooks and how the everyday needs of thousands of armed stomachs affect the victories and defeats of statesmen.


Morytats and Legends of Ladomirova0

Morytats and Legends of Ladomirova

Ladomírske morytáty a legendy (Orig.) / 1998 / Slovakia / 56 min

There is no truth about past, it is only the imperfection of our mind that creates out of reality, sanguinary edifying stories - morytates and legends.



Second Chance

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..."



Slovakia 2.0

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?



East Doc Platform for the fifth time

East Doc Platform for the fifth time

Do you want to make a film? The Institute of Documentary Film (IDF) is looking for documentary projects in development, production and post-production for the 5th edition of East Doc Platform.

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- 19.11.2015 -

Thomas A. Østbye: Reducing Reality or Losing Control of the Film

Thomas A. Østbye: Reducing Reality or Losing Control of the Film

What is most mysterious in life is existence itself, says renowned Norwegian director Thomas A. Østbye in an interview about his documentary films and his Indonesian interactive project 17.000 Islands. The interview was made at the 19th Jihlava IDFF.

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- 6.11.2015 -

Doclisboa: Risk, Želimir Žilnik, Terrorism and more

Doclisboa: Risk, Želimir Žilnik, Terrorism and more

The 13th edition of Doclisboa International Film Festival takes place from October 22 to November 1 and shows 236 films from 40 countries, including a total of 43 world premieres. On November 2 to 15, the festival will be followed by a special Doclisboa event at DAFilms.com.

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- 22.10.2015 -

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