Autumn is approaching and an immigrant family finds their connection to nature lightens the burden of change. This is a short experimental film which explores our intrinsic connection to nature, traditions through time, and the displacement of peoples. Through scenes of an immigrant family living in BC, Canada - the portrait of a deep appreciation for our earth is painted with meditative and provocative shots. These shots are narrated over by the filmmaker in her first language; Slovak.
Format: 35mm film, shot on Bolex, hand-processed and digitalized.
This film premiered at the Cinematheque in Vancouver, British Columbia on February 27th, 2017. Curated as part of "The Image Before Us: Take 3".
Eva Pekárová originates from Piešťany, Slovakia and works in Vancouver, BC as a practicing interdisciplinary filmmaker and media artist. She holds a BFA majoring in Film, Video and Integrated Media from Emily Carr University of Art + Design.
Her work often crosses mediums, notably into stop-motion animation, and explores the human experience, nature, heritage, immigration, death, and dreams.
Her film “Zmena: Medzi Dvoma Svetmi” premiered at the Cinematheque in “The Image Before Us” curation screening. She has performed her music compositions at the Lincoln Centre, New York City after winning the International Composers Competition, and has writing (notably the non-fiction “White Swans and Gunshots”) published in short-story anthologies.
Her skills sets include concept to creation follow-through, file management, creative direction, producer roles, editing, sound mixing and music scoring for picture. As well, she has various freelance experience in both post-production visuals and sound.
Continuing her work with animal care-taking and Environmentalism, Eva holds nature as inspiration and guide, through which she explores our relationship to the natural world within her philosophical, surrealist and experimental endeavors.