A Hole In The Head

A Hole In The Head (doc.)

Friday, 3. 11. 19h, Cultural center of Belgrade
Sunday, 5. 11. 19:30h, Art cinema Kolarac

Director: Robert Kirchhoff
Country: Czech Republic, Slovakia
Year: 2016
Runtime: 92’
Language: Slovak
Cast: Raymond Gurême, Fata Dedić, Nadir Dedić, Toti Dedić, Ladislav Welward, Ján Konček

Production: HITCHHIKER Cinema
Distribution: Taskovski Films
Website: aholeintheheadfilm.com
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International selection

Synopsis
Little is known about tragedy of the Roma and Sinti during the Second World War. They were murdered by the tens, hundreds and thousands, in concentration camps, by the edges of mass graves and roadsides, by rifle butts, hammers or gas. Silence surrounds them. For years they existed and still exist on the edge of society. They survived and keep their memory and scars as proof. In a world where fasciscm is once again prevalent, they are one of the last living witnesses to the Holocaust. They exist with a hole in their head, an imprint from the past.

Director’s biography
An independent film auteur, screenwriter, director and producer, who has shot and produced numerous short and feature length films, which were awarded at both national and international festivals. In his work, he tends to focus on current social issues and themes dealing with historical injustice and its underlying consequences. Robert Kirchhoff holds an academic appointment of Associate Professor at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava where he leads the course: the Directing of documentary film and Auteur documentary film. He is a member of European Film Academy.

Festivals and awards
International Documentary Film Festival, Amsterdam, 2017
SF Indie Fest, 2017
Dok Leipzig, 2016