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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 – Departement 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 film "100 dnů" received award for the best student film 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)

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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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Under Under Ground

Under Under Ground (Orig.) / 2006 / Czech Republic / 18 min

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Update

Update (Orig.) / 2010 / Czech Republic / 45 min

One night on the frontier of real and virtual, east and west, documentary and fiction, hapiness and oblivion.

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