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Alda (0+)

Czech Republic, 2009, colour, 52 min.
Director: Viera Čakányová
The film tells a story of Mrs. O., suffering from Alzheimer’s type of dementia, through a combination of documentary film footage and her own video journals. The handy digital camera serves Mrs. O. to record instructions for different daily activities, memories, thoughts and commentaries on various events, trying naively to print herself into the medium of film for further reference in the memory-less future. Through an individual story of a gradual memory loss the film reflects the attitude of the post communist society towards its recent history.

AWARDS

Best director, Best edit, Famufest 2009, Prague, Czech Republic

Viera Čakányová

Viera Čakányová

was born in 1980 in Bratislava. She studied Academy of Performing Arts (VŠMU) in Bratislava – Department of Scriptwriting. She continued in her film studies later at Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU) in Prague – Department of Documentary Film.

FILMOGRAPHY

“Under underground”, 2006; “Worms”, “Piranha”, 2007; “100 days”, “Alda”, 2009.
Czech Republic, 2009, colour, 52 min.
Director: Viera Čakányová
The film tells a story of Mrs. O., suffering from Alzheimer’s type of dementia, through a combination of documentary film footage and her own video journals. The handy digital camera serves Mrs. O. to record instructions for different daily activities, memories, thoughts and commentaries on various events, trying naively to print herself into the medium of film for further reference in the memory-less future. Through an individual story of a gradual memory loss the film reflects the attitude of the post communist society towards its recent history.

AWARDS

Best director, Best edit, Famufest 2009, Prague, Czech Republic