To Slovak filmmaker Martin Šulík, the documentary trophy for 25 from the 1960s or The Czechoslovak New Wave may have felt like a 'bonus' to the anticipated wins for Gypsy, an award-winning drama also directed by Šulík. In addition to the Best Director Award, Gypsy received another 5 Sun in the Net Awards, making it the most successful film of the night along with Zuzana Liová's The House.
The Slovak national film awards are organized once every two years. This year, members of the Slovak Film and Television Academy selected winners from a total of 52 eligible film entries made in 2010/2011 - 8 features, 25 documentaries, 8 animated and 11 short films.
25 ze šedesátých aneb Československá nová vlna , Czech Republic, 2010, 100 min, 35 mm, Digi Beta, Arts and Culture, Docu Series, Portrait
The two-part documentary feature represents a complex view of the phenomenon of the Czech and Slovak new wave cinema in the cultural, social and political context of the 1960s. The twenty five key films with commentaries of their authors and film historians offer the viewer a dramatic insight into the golden age of Czechoslovak cinema. The two films are a continuation of a TV series of personal portraits called The Golden Sixties which was based on individual interviews with the filmmakers. Unlike the TV series, the films show the Czech and Slovak cinema of the 1960s in its national, international and intergenerational context. (2 x 100 minutes)