Felvidek. Caught in between

Felvidék - Horná Zem

Felvidék - Horní země

Script: Vladislava Plančíková
Photography: Dušan Husár
Editing: Zuzana Cseplő, Terézia Mikulášová
Sound: Igor Baar
Music: Jana Kirschner
Language: Slovak
In her documentary on Hungarian-Slovak relations, Vladislava Plančíková focuses on the word “felvidék”, which refers to the now non-existent northern part of Austro-Hungary. In a personal collage consisting of the stories of members of her Slovak-Hungarian family and of visual references to historical events, she follows the eventful and today often taboo history of the post-war fate of Hungarians on Slovak soil. The abstract topic grabs our interest not only through the witnesses’ testimony, but also by using thre novel technique of animating real objects, including a number of contemporary and modern photographs.

“The word ‘Felvidék’ lives on today and evokes negative emotions, sometimes even fights. But for me it’s a magical place, a kind of Macondo, the place where I was born and raised. My home.”

Prior to filming her full-length debut Felvidék, this documentary film student at FTF APAB in Bratislava created a number of short films, the most compelling of which is a personal portrait of deaf Slovak graphic designer Stanislav Lubina entitled If I Found a Cricket in the Grass (2009). She filmed one episode of the documentary series “Other Women” (Playful, 2012) for Slovak Television, in which she focused on five renowned Slovak female artists.

Photo Gallery

Mandala Pictures
Tomáš Kaminský
Mariánská 18
Stupava / 900 31 / Slovakia

Festival edition: 2014
Sections: Between the Seas, First Lights
Exhibition format: DCP
Subtitle languages: English
24.10.2014 18:00


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