FREM

(FREM)

The human species is starting to realise its transience and human identity is in crisis. The film tries to reflect this feeling forming a nonanthropomorphic view of the landscape and nature. An audio-visual requiem for homo sapiens.

With her unique perspective of the endless Antarctic plains, director Viera Čákanyová offers a mesmerising experience. Her team successfully shot, edited, and added sound to what is a precise and original film, based on a seemingly simple concept: using drones. This results in a remarkable dislocating effect to which one can surrender, forgetting oneself. The images obtained by an unpredictable digital eye lose all human measuring criteria and tell a story about nature, its beauty, dangers, and ambivalence towards us. When ultimately a lone scientist appears as a distant silhouette, he is the only human presence in the entire world depicted. Is there even any space for humans here? This documentary was selected for the Berlinale Forum at the 70th edition of the Berlin Film Festival.

About the film

Director: Viera Cakanyova
Czech Republic, Slovakia
2019 | 73 min.

Language: English

Subtitles: Czech, English

Director

Viera Cakanyova

Filmography
2019 - FREM
2015 - The Flying Horse
2014 - Skotská čítanka: Don't worry, be scottish
2013 - Celnice: Ruky v hlave

Viera Cakanyova

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Nina Numankadić

Hypermarket Film
e-mail: nina@dafilms.com

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