Poznámky z Eremocénu

Notes from Eremocene
Life has become lonely for the human species in the Eremocene. The age of loneliness is characterised by natural destruction, a global loss of biodiversity and the dominance of the technosphere over the biosphere. This is where this playfully dystopian sci-fi essay starts out: digital technologies have conquered the world; the realm of data, from blockchain, to Bitcoin to DAO democracy, is huge and uncontrollable. Two accounts can be heard in voiceover – one generated by AI (artificial intelligence) and one belonging to a post-human virtual being searching for its earlier self, that of the filmmaker herself. Diary-like images of yesteryear appear on the planetary grid, beach scenes, people wearing masks in public places, Christmas lights and climate activists. The Super-8 and 16mm footage competes with raster graphics, coloured pixels and spectacular clouds of points in 3D, which are overlaid with keyword matrices in turn. There is interference. And questions regarding non-human actors and mortality are posed. Back in time, Nick Cave sings a blues song. Who cares what the future brings? The Eremocene is the present.
by Viera Čákanyová Slovakia / Czechia 2023 English, Slovak 78’ Colour & Black/White World premiere | Festivals: Nina Numankadić, nina@dafilms.com


Director Viera Čákanyová
Screenplay Viera Čákanyová, Klára Tasovská
Cinematography Viera Čákanyová
Editing Viera Čákanyová, Alexandra Gojdičová
Sound Design Marek Buranovský
Sound Viera Čákanyová
Producer Matej Sotnik
Co-Producers Nina Numankadić, Tatiana Vallová, Roman Gensk´y
Commissioning Editor Ondrej Starinský
Executive Producer Dorota Zacharová
Co-Production Marina Films Prag, Tschechische Republik
Radio and Television of Slovakia Bratislva, Slowakische Republik

World sales

Marina Films

Produced by

GUČA films

Additional information

Festivals: Nina Numankadić, nina@dafilms.com

Viera Čákanyová

Born in Bratislava, Czechoslovakia (today Slovakia) in 1980. She studied Screenwriting at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava (VŠMU) and received a bachelor’s degree in Documentary Film from the Film and TV School of the Academy of Performing Arts in Prague (FAMU). Besides making her own films, she also works as script editor and editor for independent film productions.


2006 Under Underground; 18 min. 2007 Piraňa (Piranha); 26 min. · Červi (Worms); 13 min. 2009 100 dní (100 Days); 22 min. · Alda; 52 min. 2011 Olda; 80 min. · Update; 45 min. 2014 Letiací kôň (Flying Horse); part of the film project Gottland, 30 min. · Rupicapra; part of the film project Slovakia 2.0, 10 min. 2019 FREM; 73 min. 2020 Biela na bielej (White on White); 74 min. 2023 Poznámky z Eremocénu (Notes from Eremocene); 78 min.

Bio- & filmography as of Berlinale 2023