The Day [2004]

A superb dance film from Slovakia, based on a true story. The Day begins with a car crash, tracking the film’s two central characters for the next 24 hours. Emotionally and physically adrift, plagued by dissociative omens, prescience and strange encounters, our protagonists follow their own footprints through a labyrinth located somewhere between reality and illusion, life and death.

Director: Jozef Vlk
Director of photography: Juraj Chlpík
Screenplay: Jozef Vlk, Yuri Korec, Andrej Petrovič
Choreography: Yuri Korec, Andrej Petrovič
Performers: Yuri Korec, Andrej Petrovič, Vanda Tureková, Henrieta Mičkovicová, Lívia Némethová
Music: Jozef Vlk
Editor: Matej Beneš
Sound: Juraj Filo
Set design: Ateliér R
Costumes: Sandra Žigová
Hair and make up: Vladimír Wittgruber
Producer: Miriam Chlpíková
Music performers: Peter Krajniak, Jozef Ľupták, Anton Popovič, Jozef Vlk
Others (in alphabetical order): Stanislav Beňačka, Boleslav Boška, Ľudovít Hičár, Roman Hlobeň, Katarína Kintlerová, Tereza Langerová, Zora Leščáková, Boris Mecele, Tobiáš Potočný, Ján Ravasz, Lívia Sabolová, Alena Schulzová, Miroslav Škultéty, Valéria Wittgruberová, Adam Znášik
Special acknowledgement belongs to Mrs. Jiřina Zdražilová


Unofficial premiere: Buddha/Nu Spirit bar, Bratislava, 2004

Festival history:
Short films contest – Azyl, Slovakia [www.sme.sk/azyl/]
Artfilmfestival, Assolo, Italy, 2005
Antimatter Film Festival, Victoria, Canada, 2005
Dance film festival Cinedans, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 2005
Artfilm Festival, Trenčianske Teplice, Slovakia, 2005
Festival of contemporary dance – Napolidanza, Napoli, Italy, 2005
Dance films presentation in A4 – Zero Space, Bratislava, 2005
International Film Festival, Bratislava, 2004
Festival 4 dni tanca, Banská Bystrica, 2004
Festival Slovenský film, Bratislava, 2004