Producers: ARTILERIA a STUDIO MIRAGE
Director, Screenplay: Marko Skop
Photography: Jan Melis
Editing, Sound: Frantisek Krähenbiel
Mix of the sound: Igor Vrabec
Commissiong Editor, Dramaturgy: Jan Gogola jr.
Characters: Jan Lazorik, Fedor Vico, Katarina Hrehorcakova, Ignac Cervenak, Stano Corej and Tono Triscik
Length: 78 min
Premiere: Feb 15, Cinema Tatra Bratislava, Slovakia
Saris, in the East of Slovakia is a very specific border region between Eastern and Western Europe. Borderline between rational individualism of the West and expressive emotionality of the East. The territory in the foothills of Eastern Carpathians has always been strongly traditional but also a crazy mix, „little Babylon“ of a place.
Europe has started its transformation again and life is changing rapidly. Our documentary film is trying to track down the so-called globalizing process and the effect it has on the individual lives and stories of the people.
The film depicts six different characters and the changes in their close communities. They are Sarisans, Ruthenians, Jews, Gypsies, but also young people with no particular or special identity, with no attempt to specify their uniqueness. The filmmakers are trying to show the end of the traditional diversity, and are searching for the beauty of the original, the authentic, the interesting and the individual.
People from the region of Saris have been often called „crazy Easterners“. The OTHER WORLDS are following six of them to the end of the world, to the end of the globalized world. They´re a product „made in Saris“.
Premiere in Bratislava: February 15 2006 (Bratislava, Slovakia) and February 17 2006 (Presov, Slovakia)
TV premiere in Czech Television: end of March 2006 (commissioned by Jan Gogola Jr.)
Other Worlds are co-produced by Slovak production company Artileria and Czech Sudio Mirage, that mainly took a share in the 35mm copy transcription.
Partners, supporters, friends: Filip Remunda, Slovakian Ministry of Culture, Czech TV – Jan Gogola Jr., Studio Opona, AVI Studio, Film and TV Faculty VSMU, Tibor Vichta Award, Literary Fund and East European Forum.
Slovak cinema distributor: Continental Film