Direction: Viera Čákanyová
Screenplay: Viera Čákanyová
Photograph: Dalibor Fencl, Lukas Kokes, Magdalena Weigertova, Viera Čákanyová, Oldriska Sevelova
Editor: Viera Čákanyová, Alexandra Gojdicova
Production: Martina Knoblochova, Martin Melichar
The main character in this film has Alzheimer’s. Instead of giving up, she stands up to it. First, she gives it a name, as if it were a stranger who has come to her life. She calls it “Alda.” Then, she devises a scheme to remember her daily routine: she will record her daily activities so that she can go back to the images when the disease gets worse. The problem emerges when the images she herself has recorded force her to face a past she does not want to accept. Or is her forgetful present that is the real problem? An intimate portrait, Alda is a metaphor of the erasure of the past in former Communist countries.
Best Director & Best editing Famufest 2009, Praga.
13th Jihlava International documentary film festival 2009, República Checa.