About the film
animation, CZ/SK, 2015, 30 min.
The story of our sad hero Eduard Kirchberger begins during the era of the First Czechoslovak Republic. Although he was not an actor, Eduard played different characters throughout his life. Karel Fabián (one of Kirchberger’s pseudonyms) changed with the world around him and did so to such an extent that his own daughters are unable to differ between the real memories of their father and those based just on his books. The director Viera Čakányová decided to express this tragicomedy about escaping both the history and himself through a combination of a documentary and an animated film, an animated documentary. The film was inspired by a short story from the bestselling storybook Gottland by a Polish reporter Mariusz Szczygiel.
The project is realized in co-production of nutprodukce (CZ). The realization was supported by Slovak Audiovisual Fund and Czech Film Fund.
Director: Viera Čakányová
Story: Mariusz Szczygieł
Script: Viera Čákanyová
Producer: Peter Badač (SK), Tomáš Hrubý (CZ)
Animation: Miša Čopíková, Veronika Obertová, Daniela Krajčová, Martin Tomori
Editor: Viera Čakányová, Alexandra Gojdičová
Sound Design: Adam Levý, Miloš Hanzély, Dušan Kozák
Viera (1980) studied screenwriting at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava and documentary filmmaking at the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague. Her student films Under Under Ground (2006), Piranha (2007), 100 days (2009) and Alda (2009) have been screened at a number of European student film festivals and have been awarded with many prizes. Viera also works as a script editor for independent film projects and shoots documentaries for NPOs and television.
Twenty (one story from omnibus film, 2014)
Alda (short documentary, 2009)
~ The Best Movie, FAMUFEST 2009, Praha
100 days (2009)
~ Grand Prix Award, Early Melons 2010, Bratislava
~ The Best Camera, Kamera Oko 2010, Ostrava
~ Grand Prix "Etiuda & Anima" 2007, Krakow
Piranha (short documentary, 2007)
~ The Best Movie, FAMUFEST 2007, Praha
Under underground (short documentary, 2006)
~ The Best Documentary, Early Melons, Bratislava
~ Special Mention, Áčko, Bratislava