Regional Competition

Velvet Terrorists

Peter Kerekes, Pavol Pekarčík, Ivan Ostrochovský
Screening time  
24.02. / Monday, 23:00 - 01:00 Theatre 3  
26.02. / Wednesday, 19:00 - 21:00 Theatre 3  
27.02. / Thursday, 14:00 - 16:00 Theatre 2  
"Velvet Terrorists" is a film about minor and foiled terrorist plots in former Czechoslovakia.

Velvet Terrorists is a film about minor and foiled terrorist plots in former Czechoslovakia. The film focuses on three protagonists. The first one wanted to blow up a decorated stage during the May 1st celebration in the 1970s. The second one planned to assassinate the President and start an anti-communist revolution but his letter to the CIA was so naive that nobody cared to reply. The third one blew up communist billboards. Acts that were once considered criminal are now viewed as acts of heroism. The film is about our relative views of history and their perspectives from which one can view these individuals and their actions.

Peter Kerekes

Peter Kerekes (1973, Košice) studied film directing in Bratislava, and later lectured at VŠMU. Together with director Dušan Hanák, he co-founded a feature and documentary film studio. His directorial efforts include The Ballads and Legends of Ladomirová (1998), 66 Seasons (2003) and Cooking History (2008).

Pavol Pekarčík

Pavol Pekarčík (1972, Spišská Sobota) also studied at VŠMU, specifically under Dušan Hanák and Vlado Balco. He has collaborated with Ivan Ostrochovský on several films. His other works include several documentaries on mountain climbing, including Karakoram (2006) and Uli biaho (2007).

Ivan Ostrochovský

Ivan Ostrochovský (1972) graduated from the department of audio-visual studies and documentary fi lm at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava (VŠMU). His documentary work includes Lesser Evil (2004) and Ilja (2009).

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Zamatovi teroristi

Slovakia, Czech Republic, Croatia
2013, 87', video

Directed by:
Peter Kerekes, Pavol Pekarčík, Ivan Ostrochovský

Screenplay by:
Ivan Ostrochovsky, Pavol Pekarčík, Peter Kerekes

Martin Kollar

Edited by:
Marek Šulík

Peter Kerekes, Filip Remunda, Siniša Juričić

Produced by:
Peter Kerekes s.r.o., Nukleus film, Supermarket film

Festivals & Awards:

Berlin International Film Festival 2014 - Tagesspiegel Readers' Prize (Forum); Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2013 – FEDEORA Award