Scene from the film Cooking History
Scene from the film Cooking History
Scene from the film Cooking History
Scene from the film Cooking History
Scene from the film Cooking History
Scene from the film Cooking History
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Cooking History

  • Slovakia
  • Austria
  • Czech Republic

A documentary about army cooks and how the everyday needs of thousands of armed stomachs affect the victories and defeats of statesmen. The field kitchen functions as a model of a world where food preparation becomes a fight strategy; a fight for great ideals standing on strong legs of the kitchen table. The film is based on eleven meals based on recipes from the Second World War till the war in Chechnya; from France through the Balkans to Russia.


  • Original title
    Ako sa varia dejiny
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Peter Kerekes
  • DOP
    Martin Kollár
  • Editing
    Marek Šulík
  • Music
    Marek Piaček
  • Sound
    Daniel Němec, Štěpán Mamula
  • Duration
    90 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Slovakia
    • Austria
    • Czech Republic
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • Trieste Film Festival
    • Palm Springs International Film Festival
    • Festival de Cinema Europeen des Arc
    • Artdocfest Moscow
    • Bursa International Silk Road Film Festival, Istanbul
    • Margaret Mead Film and Video Festival, New York
    • Rencontres Internationales du Documentaire de Montreal
    • Free Zone International Human Rights FF, Belgrade
    • MEMORIMAGE Film Festival, Barcelona
    • Verzio International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, Budapest
    • DokMa International documentary film festival, Slovenia
    • DOK Leipzig
    • Valladolid International Film Festival
    • Viennale - Vienna International Film Festival
    • Korean International Documentary Film Festival
    • Zagreb Film Festival
    • Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival
    • International Haifa Film Festival
    • Chicago International Film Festival
    • Vancouver Film Festival
    • Central European Film Festival
    • Calgary International Film Festivall
    • Sarajevo Film Festival
    • 35th Summer film school Uherske Hradiste
    • 44th Karlovy Vary Internationa Film Festival
    • Artfilmfest Trencianske Teplice
    • SilverDocs, USA
    • Planete Doc Review, Warsaw
    • HotDocs, Toronto, Canada
    • Visions du Reel, Nyon, Switzerland
  • Awards
    • Vienna Film Prize, Viennale 09
    • The FIPRESCI Jury Award, 52nd DOK Leipzig
    • Golden Hugo Award for the Best Documentary, 45th Chicago International Film Festival
    • Special Jury Prize - International Feature, HotDocs documentary film festival, Toronto, Canada 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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