White on White

Direction
Year 
2020
Country
  • Slovakia 
  • Czech Republic 
Duration
74min 
Audio Tracks 
Subtitles 

White on White is director Viera Čákanyová’s video diary that she kept while staying at the Polish Antarctic station, where in 2017 she shot the film FREM (2019), whose main character was an artificial neural network. During her stay, the author chats with various artificial intelligences, leading conversations that touch on the nature of film, art, and the meaning of life while also revealing a way of thinking that’s free from humanity and from an emotionality that forces deep introspection. Footage from her routine, everyday life at the station contrasts with lyrical images of the immaculate Antarctic nature, which the author complements with her own commentary and thoughts provoked by the loneliness of the ice-covered landscape.

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  • Original title
    Biela na bielej
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Viera Čákanyová
  • DOP
    Viera Čákanyová, Tomáš Klein, Dominik Jursa
  • Editing
    Viera Čákanyová, Marek Šulík
  • Sound
    Viera Čákanyová, Tobias Potočný
  • Duration
    74 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
    2020
  • Country
    • Slovakia
    • Czech Republic
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
      • Guča s.r.o.
      • Račianska 78
      • 831 02 Bratislava
      • Slovakia
  • Distribution

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