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PLANET GELNICA

PLANET GELNICA

Paula Reiselová | Slowakei 2018 | 16 Min. | OmeU

Österreichpremiere

Der slowakische Bergbau hat seine besten Tage hinter sich, auch in der Kleinstadt Gelnica sind heute alle Minen stillgelegt. Dennoch hält die Bevölkerung ihre Vergangenheit und ihre bergbaulichen Traditionen hoch. Zwar wandern immer mehr Junge in wirtschaftlich besser gestellte Regionen ab, die Älteren jedoch leben weiterhin in der Erinnerung an ihre glorreiche Vergangenheit und treffen sich häufig auf ein Gläschen, um gemeinsam ihre goldenen Jahre zu zelebrieren.
Planet Gelnica ist ein humorvolles filmisches Porträt des Lebens in einer ehemaligen Bergbaustadt, deren Bewohner beschlossen haben, Schlägel und Eisen noch lange nicht an den Nagel zu hängen.


Director: Paula Reiselová 
Camera and Sound: Lukáš Kačerjak, Jurgen Podhradský
Editing: Martin Piga
Producer: University of Performing Arts – Film Faculty, Bratislava


Awards
Listapad – Minsk International Documentary Film Festival

Screenings
19th PiterKit International Student Film Festival


Biography
Paula Reiselová (1993) originally studied feature film. After leaving school, she faced the question of what to do next. The art of the feature film discouraged her from the film in general, so she decided to try out a documentary that came closer to the reality with its honesty. In her films, she likes to combine the knowledge gained during her feature film studies and tries to incorporate it into the reality of the documentary that unfolds before her eyes. The combination of both principles is clearly evident in the film „Planet Gelnica“ where the protagonists are built into artificial poses, but at the same time telling their own authentic experiences and views. The film was screened at the festival of Gelnica Iluminace and was successfully adopted by its native people. At the moment, the film is presented at a echoes of festival „Áčko“.