A film manual on how not to get pulled down by communism or by ones own death or The last days of Ilja Zeljenka, the most famous music composer of the second half of the 20th Century, known for auditioning his forbbiden cantata for two reciters "Auswitch".
Slovak Cinema: Guerillas
The theme of war and the Slovak National Uprising has been appearing in Slovak film since the 1940s. As one of the most important milestones of Slovak history, it figured in the birth of “Slovak political mythology”. This documentary examines film portrayals of the most typical and interesting heroes and villains from a healthy distance, while also looking at film as a political instrument.
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.
SK-811 08 Bratislava