The Birdhill
/CZ, SK/

director: Eva Křižková

editor: Hana Dvořáčková

producer: Silvia Panáková


Birdhill is a hill on the outskirts of the city of Bratislava, originally covered with forests and vineyards. Director Eva grew up in this place, alone with her family, and her greatest interest for a long time was observing the surrounding nature, especially birds. However, when the first excavators and cranes appeared, along with the vision of a potential neighborhood, the hill began to change. Many familiar and important aspects of Eva's life began to disappear, including her mother. Vtáčnik is a story of the predatory construction development of a suburban district in Eastern Europe and, at the same time, a metaphor for a community whose members are seeking a way out of isolation. However, they face numerous fences on their path, so Eva decides to turn to her childhood self and once again try to find inspiration in the world of birds.
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Film and Sociologie (CZ), Jarmila Poláková