Silent Days

(Hluché dni)

The protagonists of this poetic film, in which the boundary between reality and fiction is erased, are the most excluded of the excluded – deaf children living in the impoverished conditions of Slovakia’s Roma settlements.

The film is separated into four chapters, each tracking a different group of protagonists who all have one thing in common – they were born deaf. Little Sandra likes to play football and admires Ronaldinho. Marián worships trains and wants to be an engine driver. Teenagers Alena and René are expecting a baby and long for it to be born healthy. The trio of Roman, Kristián and Karmen help their parents by collecting junk to be sold and dream of one day having a house with a flush toilet. Through static, thoughtfully composed shots, the film records ordinary scenes from their everyday lives in an environment where innocent children’s games are in sharp contrast to their bleak surroundings.

Czech distribution premiere

About the film

Director: Pavol Pekarčík
Slovakia, Czech Republic
2019 | 80 min.

Language: Romani, Slovak

Subtitles: English, Slovak

Director

Pavol Pekarčík

Festival guest on days
Mar 06 - Mar 08, 2020

Filmography
2019 - Silent Days
2013 - Velvet Terrorists

Pavol Pekarčík

Screenings

06. 03. 17:30 Atlas - Large Hall
CSL Interpretation
DiscussionPavol Pekarčík, director
Tickets
07. 03. 18:30 Svetozor - Small Hall
DiscussionPavol Pekarčík, director
Tickets
14. 03. 13:00 Evald
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