Ambitious and every year more and more respected Asian festival of documentary films IDFF Taiwan (October 22 - 31), has for its seventh edition selected Alda from almost 1 500 another submissions. After its international premiere at Visions du reél in Swiss town Nyon, where film won the Prize of canton Vaud, and after its recent nomination also for the competition at Russian IDFF Flahertiana, this Asian premiere is another success of this unique student film.
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Alda | Viera Čakányová
Czech Republic | 2009 | 52 min.
The screenplay for this film is based on writings of a person suffering from Alzheimer’s type of dementia. The story of Mrs. O. is told through a combination of documentary film footage and her own videos from a handy digital camera, where she records mini instructions for different daily activities, memories, thoughts and commentaries on various events, trying to prevent forgetting them later in the future. She comments the past and the presence briefly, with humour and irony, trying naively to print herself into the medium of film for further reference in the memory-less future. Through the individual story of a gradual memory loss the film represents a metaphor of memory loss of the whole society which is trying to forget past events that determined its current status quo.