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Surviving Life in the Programme of Venice IFF

The latest film by Jan Švankmajer Surviving Life /orig. title: Přežít svůj život (Teórie a praxe), CZ-SK 2010/ is included in the Official Selection - Out of Competition of the 67th Venice International Film Festival, having its world premiere at the festival.

The Czech-Slovak co-production combines fiction and animation and presents both Czech and Slovak actors such as Václav Helšus, Klára Issová, Zuzana Kronerová, Emília Došeková, Daniela Bakerová. Juraj Galvánek is both the director of photography of the film and the Slovak co-producer.

The film was supported by the State Fund for the Support and Development of Czech Cinematography, the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic, the Eurimages fund and the MEDIA Programme.

Venice IFF will start September 1, 2010 and will be held for 11 days. Besides the new film by Švankmajer the Out of Competition section will present films by Ben Affleck, Casey Affleck, Marco Bellocchio, Michele Placido, Martin Scorsese and Kent Jones, a directing project of Dennis Hopper from 1971 and others. The Main Competition section will present new films by Darren Aronofsky, Sofia Coppola, Vincent Gallo, Francois Ozon, Julian Schnabel, Tom Tykwer and others.

Surviving Life will be released in Slovak cinemas on September 9, 2010 (Slovak distributor: Association of Slovak Film Clubs) and on November 4, 2010 in Czech Republic.

 

SURVIVING LIFE
/orig. title: PŘEŽÍŤ SVŮJ ŽIVOT (TEORIE A PRAXE)/

CZ/SK - 105 min. - 2010

director: Jan Švankmajer
screenplay: Jan Švankmajer
DOP: Juraj Galvánek, Jan Růžička
animation: Martin Kublák
editor: Marie Zemanová
production: Athanor [CZ], C – GA Film Juraj Galvánek [SK], Česká televize [CZ], UPP [CZ]

SCREENINGS AT THE 67th VENICE IFF (world premiere):

6. 9. 2010 (Monday) - 21:45 - Sala Perla (press screening)
7. 9. 2010 (Tuesday) - 14:30 - Sala Grande
8. 9. 2010 (Wednesday) - 15:15 - Sala Pasinetti


More information at:
www.labiennale.org
www.asfk.sk

Related AIC articles:
Foxes selected for the 24the International Critics' Week Venice

published: 31.08.2010
updated: 03.09.2010