19 September 2016 - 30 November 2016
Slovak Film Festival, Copenhagen and Aarhus
First film will be screened on 19 September:
Birds, Orphans and Fools (1969)
A mosaic-like parable set in an unidentified time and place, although the bizarre world it depicts, barren of any ideals while full of violence, cynicism and hopelessness, strongly resembles the social atmosphere in Czechoslovakia following August 1968. It is only thanks to their ‘craziness’ – their treating life as a game and their philosophy of joy – that a trio of strange loners are able to survive in this world. The tragic ending of their coexistence is an inescapable upshot of reality, one that only offers two options – madness or death.