Confession Mickey Mouse and Don Quijote
Young actor, physician and popular theatre performer share their opinions about alcoholism in Slovakia. Film is a part of three-part doc.series titled "About drugs through Personalities".
Scraps of Memory
A full-length documentary film about Rudolf Wels (1882-1944), a distinguished but forgotten Czech architect (a pupil and collaborator of Adolf Loos) and scenographer of Jewish origin, who was killed along with his wife and younger son in Auschwitz during the greatest mass murder of Czech citizens towards the end of World War II.
Jan Koniarek / By the Wall
In the course of the four seasons, we present the rise of Slovak sculpture, focusing on the work of Ján Koniarek [1878 – 1952]. The film is built around the preparations for a stage performance of a one-man act using the protagonist and the testimonies of experts and lay enthusiasts from Slovakia and Serbia. Ján Koniarek studied in Budapest, Rome, and Munich. During his nine-year long sojourn in Belgrade, he became well-known for his monumental and portrait works of the local leading figures. Back home, oppressed by the political and bureaucratic powers, he gained recognition only at the end of his life. In the spirit of Christian apostolate, his work reveals the power of authentic experience and sculpture mastery with a wide range of means of expression and human knowledge. These too are the reasons why art historians agree that he was the founder of Slovak sculpture.
Passion Plays in Europe
A full-length documentary about the formation, performance and spreading of the Good News through Passion plays in the
past and the present in Slovakia, Moravia, Bohemia, Austria, former divided Germany and other parts of the world. It is for
all those among us who believe that evangelization is no longer needed. Unfortunately, people active in these efforts are still
persecuted, subjected to cruel punishment, or killed.
Mgr.Drahomil Šišovič is a graduate of University of Performing Arts in Bratislava and has worked in film and television since 1971. He is film director, screenwriter and producer, which makes artfilms and socially critical movies mainly focusing on the marginal classes of Slovak society. He is member of the Slovak Film and Television Academy.
F I L M O G R A P H Y
Drahomil Šišovič, B.A., is a graduate of the Academy of Arts in Bratislava. Since 1988, he has been active as a script writer, director, and producer – this was a time, when he began to work on and fund the collation of the material for a documentary film entitled Turba – Nepokoj (Turba – Unrest). Since 1989, he has been working as an independent performer in official culture.
A variety of themes relating to ethics, morals, and fate in our changing world are transformed by him into literary and audio visual forms, with the intention to communicate to the audiences our learning about the differences and to promote the improvement of the relations between the majority and minority populations within an extensive area of their co-existence.
He has directed several tens of author films, which are recorded on film and electromagnetic media. He has included them in the film cycles of domestic and foreign public televisions. He is a member of the Slovak Film and Television Academy. Also, he is active as an educator and in voluntary work.
Film titles recorded on film medium
TÚŽBY (ASPIRATIONS, C -1990, 16 mm film, colour, neg., 28 min.) – a portrait of professor Milan Sládek - mime, director, artist, and educator.
TURBA (TURBA, C -1991, 35 mm film, colour, neg., 44 min., awarded at Artfilm International Film Festival at Trenčianske Teplice, 1994) – a portrait of professor C. Turba – mime, director, artist and educator.
ŽELANIA (WISHES, C -1992, 16 mm film, colour, neg., 37 min.) – a portrait of cartoonist M.Vanek, his family and friends.
ZLOMOK ČASU (A FRACTION OF TIME, C -1992, 16 mm film, colour, neg., 29 min.) – a view of human existence in the latter half of the 20th century via MIMOS International Festival of Movement Theatre.
DÚHOVÍ JAZDCI (THE RAINBOW RIDERS, C-1993, 16 mm film, colour, neg., 17 min.) – portrayal of a Scottish therapeutist in the community of Slovak mentally handicapped children with specific needs.
CAMICKÉ GROTESKY (THE CAMIC GROTESQUES, C -1993, 16 mm film, black-and-white, 13 min.) were a component part of a theatrical staging.
DOTYKY S OHŇOM (ENCOUNTERS WITH FIRE, C-1993, 16 mm film, colour, neg., 29 min.) – on the metamorphoses in the Roma blacksmiths‘ families in Slovakia.
POVOLANIE NAD ZLATO (A PROFESSION MORE PRECIOUS THAN GOLD, C-1995, 16 mm film, colour, neg., 25 min.) – on the metamorphoses of geology and its personalities in Slovakia.
SOĽ A SVETLO (SALT AND LIGHT, C-1996, 16 mm film, colour, neg., 28 min.) – a portrait of professor A. Dermek, an 82-year old Salesian.
Drahomil Šišovic Film MV
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