An Antarctic Double Bill: Two Films by Viera Čákanyová

This winter, you can watch two new films by celebrated Slovak filmmaker Viera Čákanyová exclusively on DAFilms Americas. The first, FREM, was a triumph of the Berlin International Film Festival in 2020 and the second, White on White its diaristic prequel, won the main prize at the Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival later that same year.

"White on White is the video diary that filmmaker Viera Čákanyová kept while staying at the Polish Antarctic station, where she shot her neural network-led film FREM in 2017. [...] Footage from her ordinary, everyday life at the station contrasts with lyrical images of the Antarctic’s immaculate scenery and wildlife. Čákanyová complements this with her own probing and intelligent commentary, provoked by the loneliness of the ice-covered landscape." - Sheffield DocFest

"FREM is a document, a poetic examination of imaging processes, and a science fiction film in one; with insistent radicality, it weaves together the imaginative realms of art and research, reality and fiction, depiction and the depicted." - Berlin International Film Festival

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