International Competition

Under Underground

Viera Čákanyová

A documentary examining the relationship between underground and ‘overground’, questioning the meaning and metamorphoses of the term underground. A film about people from former (Czecho) Slovakia, who were (or not), and others, who are. A film from the underground. Dozens of civil defence structures remain under the city from the past times.They are kept in order in case something happened. The new caretaker of some of them is a student of biology at the Faculty of Natural Sciences. Tree other people testify in the underground as well: the first was an underground architect during thecommunist era, the second a filmmaker and the third a singer. 

Viera Čákanyová

Viera Čákanyová was born in 1980. She is a director and she studied at the Television and Film School in Bratislava. She is now studying documentary film at FAMU in Prague.

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Under Underground

Czech Republic
2006, 18', color, video

Directed by:
Viera Čákanyová

Screenplay by:
Viera Čákanyová

Cinematography:
Viera Čákanyová

Edited by:
Viera Čákanyová

Producer:
Viera Čákanyová

Produced by:
FAMU (Filmová akademie múzických umění)