Five titles from the East Silver catalogue are part of the Visions du Réel Film Market, available to the accredited film professionals from April 14 until July 14.
Barbora Sliepková, 2021, Slovakia
Blanka is a woman in her 50s, alone in her apartment and in her life. Matuš, a young and motivated activist, hopes to become councillor of his municipality despite his lack of marketing savvy. A cool real estate agent sells the notion of a happy life through Bratislava apartments. Two collegial road workers paint road markings and when their shift is over, they drink beer in their boarding room and ponder the indifference of the city inhabitants. Danko, a queer music composer, lives in the city center with his mother in a modest flat. He takes long walks, listening to urban sounds, trying to capture the rhythm around him. Lines is a visual essay, a tangle of stories and observations, set in the exemplary post-socialist city of Bratislava; a place experiencing dynamic transformation.
Every Single Minute
Erika Hníková, 2021, Czech Republic, Slovakia
The Hanuliaks, a couple from Slovakia, have decided to bring up their son according to Kamevéda, a complex approach to developing the child’s motor abilities and intellect. Unique in its depth of focus, this reflection on child-rearing documents a year in the life of four-year-old Miško, where not a minute is wasted since there is no room for boredom and moments of rest are merely preparation for the next achievement.
Sasha Kulak, 2022, France, UK
The documentary essay captures the changing emotions of ordinary people following the Belarus elections of 2020. The narrative invites the viewer to join Mara while she watches the story unfold, haunted by the scenes on the street she is caught between facing her reality and escaping into her dreams. This is an essay about a communal nightmare, a nightmare which has bound a whole nation together.
WE HAVE TO SURVIVE: Fukushima!
Tomas Krupa, 2022, Slovakia
Ten years ago in March 2011 , damaged by an earthquake and a tsunami, three reactors went into meltdown at the nuclear power station in Fukushima, Japan. Everyone within 20 kilometres of the plant was evacuated, but Naoto Matsumura chose to stay – the only person left out of 80 000. Now he still lives without any symptoms of radiation taking care about abandoned animlas in the area that is being by the Japan government systematically cleaned and prepared for the new life. But the question is how to deal with a world that is balancing on the verge of a climate catastrophe.
Tomáš Kratochvíl, 2022, Czech Republic, Slovakia
After saving his Roma family from discrimination he decided to help all Roma. The most watched truck driver, fifty-year-old blogger Pista Pongo, is now on his way to a better life for millions of second-class Europeans.