SXSW Film Festival (South by Southwest Conferences and Festival), USA
Dates: March 12 - 21, 2010
Arsy-Versy (Miro Remo, 2009)
Slovakia, 2009, 23 min., HD
Film about mom and her son Lubos, who conquered the world upside down.
Phantom of Liberty II. (Karel Zalud, 2009)
Czech Republic, Germany, 2009, 59 min., 35 mm
In the so-called global age, man is caught in the trap of time he has set for himself and then got stuck in it along with his freedom. Film about time, which consists of several fragmentary documentary sequences. Each of them shows how subjective the protagonists’ perception of time is: an undertaker transporting coffins every day, a group of aging actors celebrating a birthday on a train, or soldiers rehearsing a maneuver. The stories are connected in free association and told circularly to make palpable that all these times exist simultaneously. The film explores time’s physical quantity as well as its crucial impact on our actions, behavior, perception, social rituals and our outlook on the world.
Part of Breathless, a project of Zipp – German-Czech Cultural Projects, the Institute of Documentary Film, Prague, and DOK Leipzig.