Peter Kerekes


Peter Kerekes is film director, producer and teacher. He studied film directing at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, where he currently teaches filmmaking. Together with director Dušan Hanák, he participated in founding the atelier of fiction and documentary film, and engaged in filmmaking that explores the complex relationship between history and memory. His film, Cooking History (2009), is a documentary about cooking in the army and how it affects the victories and defeats of the soldiers. It won multiple awards, including the Best Documentary Award at Viennale, and was nominated for best documentary at the European Film Awards. Velvet Terrorists (2013), the story of three protagonists who opposed the communist regime in Czechoslovakia, was screened at Berlinale in 2014.

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Masterclass with Peter Kerekes: Road movie of ideas: How to transfer the images inside the director’s brain to the brain of the audience.