Scene from the film The Last Self-portrait
Scene from the film The Last Self-portrait
Scene from the film The Last Self-portrait
Scene from the film The Last Self-portrait
Scene from the film The Last Self-portrait
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The Last Self-portrait

  • Slovakia
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Slovak director Marek Kuboš has not shot a film in 13 years. His first film ever – a student exercise at film school – was a self-portrait. The circle is closed, the source of creativity has seemingly dried up. All that is left to do in the last self-portrait is to clean up after oneself, to recapitulate one’s successes and failures, and to bid farewell to one’s protagonists. This introspective meta-documentary is not so much a study of a creative crisis as it is a self-therapeutic process and an attempt at offering a comprehensive profile of the filmmaker at a time of unstable certainties. Appearing in the role of Kuboš’s consultants are essentially all leading Slovak documentary filmmakers.


  • Original title
    Posledný autoportrét
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Marek Kuboš
  • DOP
    Marek Kuboš
  • Editing
    Radoslav Dubravský, Marek Kuboš
  • Sound
    Ján Boleslav Kladivo
  • Duration
    73 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Slovakia
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
    • Ji.hlava IDFF 2018
    • Art Film Fest Košice 2018
    • Cinematik 2018
    • Elbe Dock 2019
  • Awards
    • Ji.hlava IDFF 2018 - Special Mention
    • Art Film Fest Košice 2018 - Special Mention
    • Cinematik 2018 - Cena primátora mesta Piešťany
    • Pocity Film Award 2018
    • Elbe Dock 2019 - The Best Central-European Film Debut
    • ASFS 2019 - Best Editing is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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