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Caravan's Matchmaking Mayor at Berlinale

Czech documentary Matchmaking Mayor by Erika Hnikova will be presented at upcoming Berlinale in the Forum section. Screening at Berlinale is the international premiere of the film.

East Silver is proud to have Caravan title at Berlinale for the first time, all thanks to Anna Hoffmann, Forum’s programme coordinator, who attended East Silver Market 2010 as the jury member for Silver Eye Award 2010. Matchmaking Mayor was nominated in the feature category.

The International Forum of New Cinema places emphasis on young filmmakers and works that push the limits of the medium and perception itself. Avant-garde, experimental, essays, lengthy observations, political reportages and yet-to-be-discovered cinematographers – that is the Forum in short.

Berlinale 2011, Germany
February 10 – 20, 2011

Matchmaking Mayor

Director: Hníková Erika
Production company: endorfilm, UNFILM, Czech TV, Slovenská televízia - Slovak Television

Nesvatbov , Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, 2010, 72 min, Digi Beta, HD, Creative, Society

A situational documentary film about a village mayor trying to match local people in their thirties who are still single. Slowly but surely, the Slovak village Zemplínské Hámre is dying out. Its mayor, a retired general, doesn't want to give up though. Fighting the thirty-year-olds' loneliness, he has used various means such as offering a financial reward for each newborn child or encouraging people to make children in the local public address system. None of it has worked. However, the mayor has a new plan. He decides to organize a dating party for singles from all the neighbouring villages...

EAST SILVER 2010 / SILVER EYE NOMINEE 2010DOCU TALENTS FROM THE EAST 2010 / EAST SILVER CARAVAN 2010