Two debute docs just added to the East Silver Caravan festival service.
5 October/ 5. octóber, SK/CZ, 2016, 52’/60’, directed by Martin Kollár
A quiet story about a man waiting for an important surgery. After he learns he’s facing the possibility of only having a few months to live, he embarks on a vagrant journey with only a “deadline” – 5 October. From the notes in his diary and his daily search for a place to spend the night, we discover what he is running away from: fear, discomfort, testing weather conditions, and his deteriorating health. Reality, however, keeps reminding him of what lies ahead – a surgery with possibly fatal consequences. The film had its World Premiere at Rotterdam IFF and more festivals are on the list. Produced by Ivan Ostrochovský - Punkchart Films, in co-production with HBO Europe, endorfilm and 71km.
Traceroute, AT/USA, 2016, 120', directed by Johannes Grenzfurthner
Artist and life-long nerd Johannes Grenzfurthner is taking us on a personal road trip from the West Coast to the East Coast of the USA, to introduce us to places and people that shaped and inspired his art and politics. Traceroute wants to chase and question the ghosts of nerddom's past, present and future. An exhilarating tour de farce into the guts of trauma, obsession and cognitive capitalism. Produced by Johannes Grenzfurthner - monochrom, in co-production with Andreas Reisenbauer Film & Multimediaproduktion, Heather Kelley and Guenther Friesinger.