Archive of films Warm Comedy about Depression, Madness and Unfulfilled Dreams / Hrejivá komédia o depresii, šialenstve a nesplnených snoch

Slovak Republic
2017, 22 min

Section: Future Frames: Ten New Filmmakers To Follow
Year: 2018

States of depression or mild insanity shouldn’t immediately be viewed as something negative. Talented director Michal Ďuriš portrays a family whose members have known each other for so long that it’s difficult to differentiate between love and cabin fever. Everyone will experience a crisis at some point in their lives, but it’s important to talk about it. Even if it means potential dialogue will be replaced with sticky notes.


Two adolescent sons and their parents. A family whose members have known each other for so long that their mutual affection can feel like cabin fever. They all have dreams they want the others to validate, perhaps even more than their need to fulfill those dreams. Michal Ďuriš encloses his family into individual frames on-screen, a claustrophobia-inducing choice that mirrors the characters’ constricted daily lives.

Anna Purkrábková

About the director

Michal Ďuriš. Selected filmography: The Journey (2015, short), Triptych (2016, short), Residuum desideria of a Pure Soul (2017, short)


Slovenský filmový ústav / Slovak Film Institute
Grösslingová 32, 811 09, Bratislava
Tel: +421 257 101 503
Fax: +421 252 963 461
E-mail: [email protected]

About the film

Color, DCP
World premiere

Section: Future Frames: Ten New Filmmakers To Follow
Director: Michal Ďuriš
Dir. of Photography: Sophia Boyd
Editor: Roman Keleman
Production: VŠMU - Film and Television Faculty, Academy of Performing Arts
Cast: Adrian Jastraban, Szidi Tobias, Peter Tilajčík, Tadeáš Kolník
Contact: Slovenský filmový ústav / Slovak Film Institute


Michal Ďuriš

Film Director

Rastislav Steranka

Film Institution Rep.


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