Edition 23: 2–10 August, 2024


White on White

Bílá na bílé

Czech Republic, Slovakia
2020 — 74' / Color



White on White is director Viera Čákanyová’s video diary that she kept while staying at the Polish Antarctic station, where in 2017 she shot the film FREM (2019), whose main character was an artificial neural network. During her stay, the author chats with various artificial intelligences, leading conversations that touch on the nature of film, art, and the meaning of life while also revealing a way of thinking that’s free from humanity and from an emotionality that forces deep introspection. Footage from her routine, everyday life at the station contrasts with lyrical images of the immaculate Antarctic nature, which the author complements with her own commentary and thoughts provoked by the loneliness of the ice-covered landscape.

Official Trailer

Director Biography

Slovak director Viera Čákanyová (1980) studied screenwriting at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava and documentary filmmaking at FAMU, where she was awarded for her student films at the FAMUFEST festival. In addition to her own work, she also devotes her time to dramaturgy and collaborates on film projects with television stations and non-profit organisations


Viera Čákanyvá


Nina Numankadić

Viera Čákanyvá


Dominik Jursa

Tomáš Klein

Viera Čákanyvá


Marek Šulík

Viera Čákanyvá


Viera Čákanyvá