Comeback won the International Competition of International Documentary Film Festival CinéDOC -Tbilisi, Georgia.
A Good Villain Statuette for Comeback.
Comeback has been to many festivals and competition sections abroad.
Viewers will be able to see Comeback in the territory of Croatia, Hungary, Czech Republic and Romania in alternative distribution in cafes, alternative spaces, clubs and community halls.
Spending years behind bars changes a person. For Miro and Zlatko, two Slovak inmates, the world “out there” has slowly lost its enticing luster: “You have to reeducate yourself, they won’t do it for you,” says one of them. Will the road to freedom have a happy ending or lead back to a gloomy cell?
|Date||Location (national cinema distribution - see in Slovak language version of this webpage)|
49th IFF KARLOVY VARY 2014 (Documentary Film - Competition) World Premiere
49th IFF KARLOVY VARY 2014 - festival screening
28th Film Festival Finále Plzeň, Czech republic (competition)
|28.4. - 3.5 2015||17th Film Festival KINO NA GRANICY, Tesin/Cieszyn|
|Dates and a list of projections of Comeback in Hungary, Croatia, Romania and the Czech Republic can be found at: http://kinedok.net|
|55th Kraków IFF, Poland - (section Somewhere in Europe)|
|29.6.2015||44th Lubuskie Lato Filmove, Lagów, Poland (competition)|
|12.7.2015||Film Festial Luhovaný Vincent - Luhačovice, Czech republic|
|18.–24.7. 2015||22nd Europskean Film Festival Palic, Serbia|
|28.7.2015||Letní filmová škola Uherské Hradiště, Czech republic|
|9th Vukovar Film Festival, Croatia (competition)|
|Budapest International Documentary Film Festival, Hungary|
|Strední Evropa současná filmová tvorba – Hungarian institute in Prague|
|3rd International Film Festival in Olsztyn "Prison Movie" , Poland (competition)|
|3rd CinéDOC - Tbilisi, Georgia (competition)|
|3 kino Praha MFF, CZ|
7.5., 9.5. 13.5. 2016
|IFF DOK Munchen, Germany (section Dok.guest)|
Barbara Harumová Hessová comes from Bratislava. She completed her study of film production and distribution at the Film and Television Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava with the Rector’s prize. She and the screenwriter of the script Pred odletom (Before Take-Off) were awarded the main prize at the Midpoint international workshop. The film Arsy Versy, which was directed by Miro Remo and produced by Barbara, has won many awards at various film festivals as well. Barbara has worked for several production companies, for the Audiovisual Fund as an application administrator, and later as a member of several expert committees. In 2007, she founded AH production, where as a producer she develops and produces full-length documentary and feature films. After receiving her doctorate, she works as an instructor at the Department of Production and Distribution as well as a member of the academic senate at the Film Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts. In addition, she was a participant in the Emerging Producers 2014 program run by the IFF Jihlava.
Miro Remo is originally from the industrial town of Ladce (Slovakia), where he attended elementary school. He barely finished his secondary school (gymnazium) in Považská Bystrica. As soon as he was accepted into the documentary film-directing program at the Academy of Performing Arts, he left his mechatronics studies to study in the film atelier of Vlado Balco at the Academy, where he currently continues to work. Miro is the holder of more than 40 awards from international film festivals. Miro’s most successful film so far is a portrait of his uncle and grandmother called Arsy-Versy. In terms of number of awards received, it is the most successful Slovak film ever. Currently, he is working on several original films and television programming. Comeback is his feature-length cinema debut.
Juro Šlauka comes from Ladce, Slovakia. He studied dramaturgy and screenwriting at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava.
Marek Kráľovský graduated from the Department of Editing at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava, Slovakia in 2002. Soon after finishing his studies he was asked by Hollywood-based directors, Agnieszka Holland and Kasia Adamik, to edit a Slovak clone of Robin Hood – Janosik: A True Story. Afterwards Kráľovský continued in his work and edited several award-winning documentaries, animation and feature films. He became a close collaborator of Austrian documentarist Georg Misch, English director Sophie Fiennes and Middle East based Azza El-Hassan. His editing contribution to Arsy-Versy by Miro Remo helped the film obtain more than 40 prizes. In addition to his lucid storytelling, one of his skills is using models of human psychological behaviour to enrich the films he works on.
Ivo Miko comes from Sabinov, Slovakia. After graduating from the Faculty of Physical Education and Sports in Bratislava he decided to dedicate himself to a film career and began to study at the Film and TV Faculty of the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. Within the faculty, he studied at the Department of Camera and Photography, where he also completed his doctoral studies. During his studies he worked as a DOP on several films and received several awards. He graduated with a movie called Otec that won the top award for best film at the 39th Film Festival Sehsuchte in Potsdam, Germany. He was a DOP on the film I am the miner, who is more, which won several student awards as well as a prize for cinematography at the Slovak competition of cinematographers Kamera 2013. He worked as the second cameraman on a feature film titled Exhibition, which won an award at Febio Fest in Prague, and he also won the main prize at Emir Kusturica’s festival in Kustendorfe. He currently works as a freelance cameraman.
Mário Ondriš was born in Piešťany, Slovakia. From 2002 until 2007, he studied at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. His filmography consists of: the full-length feature film Lóve; the documentaries Cold Joint and Pornomantik; and the sitcom Zita na krku.
Like his colleagues, Jaroslav also studied at the Academy of Performing Arts. He comes from and works in Prešov, where he films video clips and sometimes runs to Bratislava to work as a cameraman on documentary films.
Lukáš Kasprzyk – Graduated in sound composition studies at the Academy of Performing Arts. As a student he was already making his first two feature-length films BratislavaFILM and Lóve. Currently, he is working on several film, television and Internet projects.
David Kollar is a young generation artist, guitarist and film music composer with a unique musical vision that absorbs and reflects all manner of music while retaining an enviable individualism and high quality craftsmanship. His work spans from creative music to very powerful and deep music. By age 30 he had released six albums and created music for more than 20 films and theatre performances. His latest album THE SON (Hevhetia, this music was also used in Comeback) was featured among the top albums of the year in several countries (USA, France, Czech Republic and Slovakia). The album has a huge following abroad because of the originality of both the guitar playing and musical composition.
and Academy of Performing Arts
Some opinions of people performing in the film might be misinterpretations not based on truth.
DOP 16 mm:
Music composed by:
Barbara Harumová Hessová
Mirke, Vierke, Mirovi, a Zlatkovi and all those who appeared in the film for their cooperation.
Filmová a televízna fakulta Vysokej školy múzických umení
Generálne riaditeľstvo Zboru väzenskej a justičnej stráže
Ústav na výkon trestu odňatia slobody a Ústav na výkon väzby v Ilave
plk. Mgr. Ladislav Resek - riaditeľ ústavu (2004 – 2010)
plk. PhDr. Mária Kreslová – generálna riaditeľka (2007 - 2010)
mjr. Mgr. Róbert Mudronček - riaditeľ ústavu v roku 2010 a generálny riaditeľ ( 2010 - 2012)
pplk. Mgr. Adrián Baláž
mjr. Mgr. Ladislav Paško
mjr. PhDr. Jozef Klučka
mjr. Mgr. Alexander Balucha
mjr. JUDr. Daniel Blaško
kpt. Mgr. Peter Janto
mjr. Mgr. Jozef Kurus
kpt. Mgr. František Pavlík
npor. Dušan Mateička
npor. Peter Huňačka
Všeobecná ambulancia pre odsúdených a obvinených
MUDr. Arnošt Bak
Ústredie práce sociálnych vecí a rodiny, Detašované pracovisko Bratislava 5
PhDr. Jana Lavová
PhDr. Margita Putzová
Fakultá nemocnica Trenčín, Psychiatrická klinika
doc. Mudr Jozef Hašto, PhDr.
MUDr. Branislav Moťovský
PhDr. Ivana Ilavská
Rímskokatolícky kostol Všesvätých – kostol trinitárov, Ilava
Krajský súd v Trenčíne
Dispečing laboratórií Barrandov
Kino X Stupava
Miro Remo st.,
Camera operators and assistants:
Post Production Sound Services By
Dolby Sound Mixing By
Dimas digital master studio
Dramaturge of English Subtitles:
Alexandra Gunišová Ševčíková
Head of production RTVS
Head Of Documentary Department in RTVS
Executive Producer and Production
Barbara Harumová Hessová
Music from the album The Son is from the music publishing house Hevhetia
Music: David Kollar
Vocals: Lenka Dusilova,
Catalogue No: HV 0072-2-331
Song „Aj tak sme stále frajeri“ is from the Opus Publishing House,
Authors: Július Kinček a Peter Nagy
Interprets: Peter Nagy a Indigo
Catalogue No: 9313 2154
© AH production, s.r.o. RTVS, VŠMU 2014
|Running Time:||85 Minutes|
|Film Format:||DCP, COLOUR|
|Frame Rate:||25 fps Sound|
|WORLD PREMIERE:||IFF KARLOVY VARY 2014 (Documentary Film - Competition) (6.7.2014, 18:30, Čas Cinema)|
© AH production, s.r.o. RTVS, VŠMU 2014
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|COMEBACK press kit EN||DOC||2,7MB||Download|
|COMEBACK press kit EN||2,7MB||Download|
|COMEBACK press kit EN printers friendly||DOC||180kb||Download|
|Comeback subtitles EN||RTF||316kb||Download|
|Directors CV and filmography||DOC||562kb||Download|
|Behind the scenes photos