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Viera Cakanyova

Viera Čákanyová

Slovakia

Biography

Viera Čakányová was born in 1980 in Bratislava. She studied Academy of Performing Arts (VŠMU) in Bratislava – Department of Scriptwriting. She continued in her film studies later at Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU) in Prague – Department of Documentary Film. In her first years of study she made films Under Under Ground (2006), Červi/ Worms (2007) a Piraňa/ Piranha (2007) which were succesfully shown on several international festival of short movies. The latter one was awarded the best documentary on FAMUfest 2007 – annual festival of student films of FAMU. Her films "100 dnů" and "Alda" were awarded at FAMUfest 2009.


Filmography:

Under Under Ground (18´, CZ, 2006)
Piraňa (26´, CZ, 2007)
Červi (CZ, 2007)
Alda (51´, CZ, 2009)
100 dnů (22´, CZ, 2009)
Slovensko 2.0 (10', SK, 2014)
The Flying Horse / Gottland (30', CZ/SK, 2015)

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100 days

100 dnů (Orig.) / 2009 / Czech Republic / 22 min

Béla, a retaired hungarian biomolecular scientist is waiting for death. In the meantime, he has some things to say.

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Alda

Alda (Orig.) / 2009 / Czech Republic / 52 min

Through an individual story of a gradual memory loss film reflects the attitude of the post communist society towards its recent history.

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Olda

Olda (Orig.) / 2010 / Czech Republic / 80 min

Having been diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease and suffered two strokes, Ms. Oldriska lives with her dog in an apartement with a lovely view of Brno. Using a simple digital camera she records a few days of her life.

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Rupicapra

Rupicapra (Orig.) / 2014 / Slovakia / 10 min

“Through my film Slovaks can look at themselves from the perspective of Michael – someone who is somewhat odd, even nasty at times, but is not stupid; who happens to come from a superpower, a country that is culturally and politically incomparably more influential than Slovakia..."

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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?

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The Flying Horse

Letiaci kôň (Orig.) / 2015 / Czech Republic, Slovakia / 30 min

The story of our sad hero Eduard Kirchberger begins during the era of the First Czechoslovak Republic. Although he was not an actor, Eduard played different characters throughout his life. Karel Fabián (one of Kirchberger’s pseudonyms) changed with the world around him and did so to such an extent that his own daughters are unable to differ between the real memories of their father and those based just on his books...

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