SXSW - South by Southwest Conferences and Festivals 2010
March 12 -21
Austin, Texas (USA)
Since 1987, SXSW has produced the internationally recognized Music and Media Conference & Festival. In 1994 as the entertainment business adjusted to issues of future growth and development, SXSW added conferences and festivals for the film industry (SXSW Film) as well as for the blossoming interactive media (SXSW Interactive Festival).
PHANTOM OF LIBERTY II
Czech Republic / Germany 2009, 59 min
D: Karel Žalud
P: Jiří Konečný
In the so-called global age, man is caught in the trap of time he has set for himself and then got stuck in it along with his freedom. Film about time, which consists of several fragmentary documentary sequences. Each of them shows how subjective the protagonists’ perception of time is: an undertaker transporting coffins every day, a group of aging actors celebrating a birthday on a train, or soldiers rehearsing a maneuver. The stories are connected in free association and told circularly to make palpable that all these times exist simultaneously. The film explores time’s physical quantity as well as its crucial impact on our actions, behavior, perception, social rituals and our outlook on the world.
The film was developed under Breathless - Dominance of the Moment, a project of Zipp – German-Czech Cultural Projects, the Institute of Documentary Film, and DOK Leipzig.
Slovakia 2009, 23 min
D: Miro Remo
P: Miro Remo
Deciding to escape the world of people, so full of hypocrisy and banality, Lubos elects to live in harmony with nature, choosing to fly away into a world where only butterflies live. But his mother can not quite see his point of view yet. Arsy-Versy is an inventive and hilarious portrait of a mother and her son who conquered the world upside down.
The film was part of the 2009 East Silver.
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