Slovak Films at IFF Rotterdam 2020
The 48th IFF Rotterdam (Jan 22 – Feb 2, 2020) will present three full-length Slovak films.
The Perspectives section presents a six-hour film essay in four acts Communism and the Net or the End of Representative Democracy (d. Karel Vachek), which explores the philosophical optics of the history of regimes and revolutions, leaders and martyrs. In Rotterdam, we can look forward to its international premiere.
The international, but also world, premiere awaits also the second feature documentary Alchemical Furnace (d. Jan Daňhel, Adam Oľha) included in the Deep Focus section. The film is an exceptional portrait of one of the most original and at the same time internationally renowned representatives of Czech-Slovak cinema - director and artist Jan Švankmajer, who already participated at IFF Rotterdam 2018 where he was a host in the Big Talk on the occasion of the world premiere of his film Insect.
"Alchemical Furnace is shot on various film formats in combination with found footage. Playful and poetic, candid and with a touch of Czech humour, it is an ode to creation and to companionship." says IFF Rotterdam.
The Slovak representation is closed by a feature film about the pathological jealousy in Cook, F**k, Kill (d. Mira Fornay), which you can find in the Voices section.
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