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Jana Bučka



Jana Bučka (also known by her married name of Jana Kovalcíková) is an actor and director, born in 1981 in Nitra, in Western Slovakia.

Jana studied acting and graduated from Prague’s Theatre Acadaemy of Musical Arts (DAMU). She also studied at Documentary filmmaking at the Academy of Musical Arts in Bratislava.

As an actress she is well known for her roles in Panelák (2008), Marta a Berta 26 (2006) and Ava (2004).


Bells of Happiness (62’, Slovakia, 2012)
Mama Who Bore Me (29’, Slovakia, 2010)
Cigarettes and Songs (50, Slovakia, 2010)

Bells of Happiness1

The Bells of Happiness

Zvonky šťastia (Orig.) / 2012 / Slovakia / 62 min

Pregnant Mariena and her cousin Roman live with their families in a poor Roma village in the East of Slovakia. They both admire the Czechoslovak pop stars Karel Gott and Dara Rolins...





“My work has two strands: the first one deals with direct political images of violence, aggression and protest, mostly in Israeli-Palestinian context. It’s critique of news media, researching the complex, both realistic and surrealistic aspects of these images. The second strand of videos is more abstract and universal, dealing with cognitive, environmental and existential issues,” says the director about his works.

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- 16.1.2017 -

Charter 77

Charter 77

We commemorate the 40th anniversary of the founding of Charter 77 by presenting documentary profiles of the signatories to this important initiative of anti-communist resistance. Learn more about the context of this historical event by means of an authentic film experience.

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- 10.1.2017 -

Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

Merry and Cinematic Christmas from DAFilms!

A bonus subscription to DAFilms.com is a present you will never get tired of thanks to its diversity. You can get it for your close ones or just for yourself.

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- 14.12.2016 -

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