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Zuzana Piussi

Slovakia

Biography

Zuzana Piussi was born 1971 in Bratislava. Since 1992, Zuzana Piussi works as stage and costume designer for, amongst others, the Stoka theater in Bratislava. In 1999 she wrote her own theatre show titled Modna prehliadka, enlisting the cooperation of L. Burgr and I. Hrubanicova. In 2000 she founded the Free Association for contemporary opera, together with L. Burgr. She wrote the libretti for the operas John King (2001) and Tete-a-tete (2002) and was also responsible for costumes and stage design. Since 2002 she has been studying at the Academy of Music and Performing Arts in Bratislava (VSMU), Faculty of Film and Television. Her first documentary film Výmet was awarded the Main Prize at the IFF Beirut in 2003.

Filmography:

Výmet (22´, SK, 2003)
Bezbožná krajina (34´, SK, 2004)
Anjeli plačú (54´, SK, 2005)
Stoka (18´, SK, 2007)
Myslím, tedy slam (51´, CZ, 2008)
Babička (74´, CZ/SK, 2008)
Koliba (45´, SK, 2009)

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Chicken Love

Kuracia láska (Orig.) / 2011 / Slovakia / 52 min

Chiken wings are the typical American dish and are extremely popular across the United States. The picture tell a story of Matt Reynolds and bunch of his friends on a quest for the perfect chiken wings.

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Crying Of Angels

Anjeli plačú (Orig.) / 2005 / Slovakia / 54 min

For more than a year the documentary filmmaker Zuza Piussi followed the fates of several Slovak homosexuals. In an evident effort to understand the film’s protagonists and communicate to the viewer primarily how they themselves see their role in society...

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Disease of the Third Power

Nemoc tretej moci (Orig.) / 2011 / Slovakia / 52 min

A political documentary about black holes in the Slovak judiciary system and about the state of law in Slovakia...

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Fragile Identity

Krehká identita (Orig.) / 2012 / Czech Republic / 73 min

In Fragile Identity, Slovak director Zuzana Piussi examines her fellow countrymen’s current notions of nationality.

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Hero of Our Times

Hrdina našich čias (Orig.) / 2009 / Slovakia / 52 min

Hero of our Times, a film composed of three novels introduces an old intellectual and his disappearing world...

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Koliba

Koliba (Orig.) / 2009 / Slovakia / 45 min

Zuzana Piussi, the director, in the main role of a documentary crime story about the fate of Slovak cinema...

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Od Fica do Fica

Od Fica do Fica (Orig.) / 2012 / Slovakia / 80 min

Director Zuzana Piussi started to shoot her film out of sheer despair. In the period between the 2010 elections and the 2012 elections, she was looking around with open eyes, recording the whole fuss...

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