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Contemplating Dystopia - Nov 19 to Nov 25

FREM Viera Cákanyová

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Penguins, terns, sea lions and whales share the immense, icy Antarctic. There’s also a human living in this place, so hostile to our species. Drone footage gives us a close look at an extreme but breathtakingly majestic land. Viera Cákanyová’s film is powered by paradox: technology allows us to contemplate a place seemingly untouched by human activity that has actually been seriously damaged by it. The soundtrack juxtaposes the echoes of distant societies with an ecosystem where an anthropocentric view loses all meaning, while breathtaking drone footage forces humility on our egocentric and biased perspectives. An experimental philosophical essay, as disturbing as it is expansive. (Apolline Caron-Ottavi)

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  • Country : Czech Republic, Slovakia
  • Year : 2019
  • V.O : English
  • Subtitles : English
  • Duration : 73 MIN
  • Cinematography : Viera Cákanyová
  • Cinematography : Tomáš Klein
  • Editing : Viera Cákanyová
  • Editing : Marek Šulík
  • Production : Nina Numankadic
  • Production : Ivan Ostrochovsky
  • Sound Design : Stanislav Abraham
  • Sound Design : Dominik Dolejsi
  • Sound Design : Miro Toth
Filmography of Viera Cákanyová :

Alda (2009)
Olda (2011)
Update (2011)
Rupicapra (2014)
Flying Horse (2014)

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