Five directors from Central Europe contribute to making an international film reflecting a unique moment of forming of a new European community.
A film about the Košice swimming pool, the place where, according to the filmmaker's slogan, "history came to swim." Set between 1936 and 2002, the story reflects historical events that took place in Central and Eastern Europe during that period. Half-naked men and women lived through the 1941 bombing of Košice (in eastern Slovakia), some swimmers never returned from the front lines, and one of the pool's builders died in a concentration camp. The film is dedicated to the memory of the director's grandfather, and the filmmaker and his father make appearances. Using the pool as a backdrop where three generations came to cool off, a kind of "personal theatre" has been created, a space which itself becomes a model for evoking social history...
A documentary film about army cooks. It shows how the everyday need of thousands armed stomachs affects the victories and defeats. About the field "kitchen" as a model of a world where food preparation becomes a fight strategy; a fight for great ideals standing on strong legs of the kitchen table. The film is based on eleven recipes of the cooks since the Second World War till the war in Tchechenia; from France through the Balkans to Russia.
Czechs in Slovakia
The Czechs have a special position in Slovakia. They represent the youngest of our ethnic minorities, because they become a minority only in 1993 after the Slovak republic gained independence.
Jews In Slovakia
The Jews arrived to modern Slovakia much earlier than the ancestors of Slovaks. According to records of that time it was around a year...
Pomník, ktorý nebol
The Legends and Morytates of Ladomirova
Jozsef Balogh, Pribenik
Človek o knihe, kniha o človeku
O troch dňoch v Jasovskom kláštore
Most Márie Valérie
Evropa jedna báseň
Documentary series that maps contemporary European poetry. 27 European poets will be presented in 27 episodes (1 country = 1 poet).
Slovak Cinema: Slovak Spirits
As it does elsewhere, the pub plays an important role in the lives of Slovak filmmakers and Slovak films. Since the beginning of time it’s been the place where friends meet as well as also a source of inspiration, rich conflict and dramatic situations. It’s exactly these things that documentary filmmaker Peter Kerekes and some of Slovak film legends set out to find together.
Velvet Terrorists is a film about minor and foiled terrorist plots in former Czechoslovakia. The film focuses on three protagonists. The first one wanted to blow up a decorated stage during the May 1 celebrations in the 1970s. The second one planned to assassinate the President and start an anticommunist revolution. Sadly, his letter to the CIA was so naive that nobody cared to reply. The third one blew up communist billboards. Acts that were once considered criminal are now viewed as acts of heroism. The film is about our relative views of history and about the various perspectives which can be used to assess these individuals and their actions.
A documentary field trip to four places that have influenced the course of European history. Aurora in St. Petersburg, Stadium in Nuremberg, the Berlin Wall and Palazzo dei Conservatori in Rome. The film captures the witty ways in which history is retold in official interpretations and tries to see what visitors really take away from guided tours at these four major European tourist attractions. Big history as told through the small history of tourist guides.
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