The organism of music, the organism of the composer: can one serve as a metaphor for the other? Intrepid composer Ilja Zeljenka was Slovakia’s leading name in film music. This half-hour piece, both lyrical contemplation and valuable testimony, is chiefly structured around his music and interviews conducted shortly before his death. (Karlovy Vary International Film Festival)

Director's Biography
Born in 1972 in Žilina, then ČSSR, now Slovakia, Ivan Ostrochovský studied documentary directing and worked as a director and producer in Bratislava. His first feature-length documentary, VELVET TERRORISTS, premiered at the 2013 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. His debut fiction feature film, KOZA, screened at the Berlinale in 2015 and was selected as Slovakia’s 2016 Oscar entry.
Director's Filmography (Selection)
Služobníci (Servants, 2020) - Koza (2015) - Zamatoví teroristi (Velvet Terrorists, 2013, doc, co-directors: Péter Kerekes, Pavol Pekarčík) - Ilja (2010, doc short)
Tribute 2021
Ivan Ostrochovský
Slovakia 2010
color & black and white
35 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Ivan Ostrochovský, Marek Leščák
Cinematography Ivan Ostrochovský, Pavol Pekarčík
Editing Maroš Šlapeta, Zuzana Cséplö, Palo Pekarčík
Music Tobias Potočný
Producer(s) Marek Urban
World Sales
World Premiere
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival 2013
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