Arsy-Versy seems to follow the story of a ugly duckling when the almost inconspicuous film turned into a Slovak “the next big thing”. As part of the East Silver Caravan, the film was screened at many international film festivals, for example at SXSW – South by Southwest in USA or at HotDocs in Canada, where it won the second award in the short category.
The biennial BigPond Adelaide Film Festival became the largest and most prominent Australian film festival next to the Sydney Film Festival, thanks to the many world premieres of new Australian films that took place there. BigPond not only screens the films, but also helps to develop them thanks to its unique financial support, the Adelaide Film Festival Investment Fund, which covers feature films and documentaries.
Arsy-Versy , Slovak Republic, 2009, 23 min, HD, Creative, Portrait, Youth Documentary
The film is a story of a mother and her son Lubos who lives in a world turned upside-down, or, arsy-versy. Lubos broke free from the world as generally conceived by others to arrive at the supreme human-nature symbiosis; he flew away to a planet purely inhabited by butterflies - intelligent beings. The sole focus of his life energy, enriched by a great deal of empathy, is being channelled into his amateur photography and film making, the climax of his fascination with natural phenomenon being his unique study of bats. By way of communicating with the upside-down creatures he is fascinated with, he attempts to achieve the utmost understanding between man and beast.
East Silver 2009 / East Silver Caravan 2009 / East Silver Caravan 2010 / East Silver TV Focus 2010 / Silver Eye Nominee 2009