White on White

(Bílá na bílé)

Slovak director Viera Čákanyová made her Antarctic video diary while shooting her award-winning film FREM. This powerful confession presents both environmental themes and some of her doubts about her actions.

In 2017, Slovak director Viera Čákanyová spent several weeks at the Polish Antarctic Station. Trapped in a monotonous, lonely life under extreme conditions, she chats using artificial intelligence, reflects on the meaning of art and life, strolls through Antarctica’s unspoiled landscape and, above all, films. As an observer of the changing Antarctic environment, she testifies to what nature cannot say on its own. The longer Viera is in Antarctica, the more she connects to the local climate and to nature, and her mind calms down. “Nowhere else have I felt so intensely that I am alive,” admits the director in the film that won the Opus Bonum Award at the Jihlava IDFF.

About the film

Director: Viera Čakányová
Czech Republic, Slovakia
2020 | 74 min.

Language: English, Slovak

Subtitles: Czech, English
In the case of outdoor screenings, the films are shown only with Czech subtitles.

Czech distribution premiere

Director

Viera Čakányová

Filmography
2020 - White on White
2019 - FREM
2015 - The Flying Horse
2014 - Gottland

Viera Čakányová

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