Edition 20: 6-14 August, 2021

Balkan Dox

White on White

Bílá na bílé

Czech Republic, Slovakia
2020 — 74 min / Colour

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Synopsis

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.

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Directors' 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

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Director

Viera Čákanyvá

Producer

Viera Čákanyvá

Nina Numankadić

Cinematography

Viera Čákanyvá

Tomáš Klein

Dominik Jursa

Editing

Marek Šulík

Viera Čákanyvá

Sound

Viera Čákanyvá

Screenings & Awards

Ji.hlava IDFF, Czech Republic, 2020

Sheffield Doc/Fest, United Kingdom, 2021