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Film Festival
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Year: 2009
Duration: 51'
Direction: Viera Čákanyová
Writer: Viera Čákanyová
Cinematographer: Dalibor Fencl, Lukas Kokes, Magdalena Weigertova, Viera Čákanyová, Oldriska Sevelova
Editor: Viera Čákanyová, Alexandra Gojdicova
Production: Martina Knoblochova, Martin Melichar

Spanish premiere
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.

Viera Čákanyová

Viera Čákanyová. Born in 1980 in Bratislava. She studied Academy of Performing Arts (VŠMU) in Bratislava. She continued in her film studies later at Academy of Performing Arts (FAMU) in Prague – Departement of Documentary Film. In her first years of study, she made the films Under Under Ground (2006), Červi/ Worms (2007) and Piraňa/ Piranha (2007) which were succesfully shown on several international festival of short movies. The latter one was awarded the best documentary on FAMUfest 2007 – annual festival of student films of FAMU.

Selected filmography

Update (2010)
Olda (2010)
Alda (2009)
100 days (2009)
Worms (2007)
Piranha (2007)
Under underground (2006)
Promoted by
Gobierno de Navarra
Organized by
With the aid of
Con la financiación del Gobierno de España. Instituto de la Cinematografía y las Artes AudiovisualesAcción Cultural EspañolaPlan de Recuperación, Transformación y ResilienciaFinanciado por la Unión Europea. NexGenerationEU
With the support of
Ayuntamiento de PamplonaCentro de Arte Contemporáneo de HuarteFundación Caja NavarraGoethe InstitutCanadá InternationalCasa ÁrabeCineteca MadridAsociación de Mujeres Cineastas y de Medios AudiovisualesInstitut FrançaisEmbajada de Portugal en MadridCamões - Instituto da Cooperação e da Língua Portugal
Member of
PantallaIberofestLa MestaThe Red Balloon
Filmoteca de Navarra
Museo Oteiza
Museo Nacional Centro de Arte Reina Sofía
Elías Querejeta Zine Eskola
Festival de Cine Africano FCAT
Festival Scope
Centre Cinématographique Marocain
Hotel Tres Reyes
Hotel Maisonave
Cineteca Bologna
The Film Foundation
World Cinema Project
Cinemateca Portuguesa
Radio 3
Filmoteca Española
Festivals in Navarre
Punto de Vista
NIFF - Navarra International Film Festival
Navarra, tierra de cine
Ópera Prima
CTL 59
#LabMeCrazy! Science Film Festival
Festival de Cine y Dentistas
Horror Online Art
FICBE (Festival Internacional de Cortos de Berriozar)
FAN, Festival de Anime de Navarra
Lo que viene
Muestra de cine español
Filmmaking for social change
Muestra Internacional de Cine y Mujeres de Pamplona

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