Festival AZYL SHORTS
In collaboration with the Slovak Film Institute.
the program of short films
Passion for Duty
The program of short animated films from the archives of the Slovak Film Institute brings a selection of authorial approaches and animation techniques from the beginning of the formation of Slovak animation in the 1960s to the end of the 1980s when the era of state film production was coming to an end. Eight short films delve into the psychology of individuals in contemporary socialist society, which surprisingly doesn’t differ all that much from today. The characters in the films share a kind of passion for duty, an emotion that dominates their minds and doesn’t allow them to step out of the (in)secure zone of societal stereotypes, boundless love for their children, hobbies, or even their own introversion.
The short film program ‘Passion for Duty’ was curated by Lea Pagáčová.
Films (in the following order):
Socha (r. Jaroslava Havettová, SK [CS] 1969, 7 min.);
Model manželstva (r. Jozef Zachar, SK [CS] 1966, 14 min.);
Jedináčik (r. Viktor Kubal, SK [CS] 1979, 7 min.);
Sobotienka ide (r. Vlastimil Herold, SK [CS] 1972, 7 min.);
Motoklavír (r. Vladimír Pikalík, SK [CS] 1984, 8 min.);
Celina (r. Ondrej Slivka, SK [CS] 1989, 4 min.);
Šedá zelená (r. Milan Černák, SK [CS] 1989, 10 min.);
Posledný kameň (r. Július Hučko, Jaroslava Havettová, SK [CS] 1982, 5 min.).