Alda

2009 / Czech Republic / 52min

The story of Mrs. O., suffering from Alzheimer’s type of dementia, is told through a combination of documentary film footage and her own video journals. The handy digital camera serves Mrs. O. to record instructions for different daily activities, memories, thoughts and commentaries on various events, trying naively to print herself into the medium of film for further reference in the memory-less future. 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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  • Original title
    Alda
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Viera Čákanyová
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Dalibor Fencl, Magdaléna Weigertová, Viera Čákanyová
  • Editing
    Viera Čákanyová, Alexandra Gojdičová
  • Music
  • Sound
    Jan Šléška
  • Duration
    52 min
  • Year
    2009
  • Country
    • Czech Republic
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Audio Tracks
    CZE
  • Subtitles
    ENG
  • Production
    FAMU
    Smetanovo nábřeží 2
    11000 Praha 1
    Czech Republic
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
  • Awards

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