5 October

Panorama Europe Film Festival 2018

May 29, 2018 , 7:00 PM

[1st Floor]

Renowned photographer Martin Kollar—whose uncanny images locate moments of everyday life slipping into the surreal—brings his distinctive artistic eye to this mysteriously moving, wordless documentary. October 5 is the date the director’s brother Jan will undergo surgery to remove an enormous facial tumor, an operation that even if successful leaves him with a fifty-fifty chance of survival. Facing his mortality, Jan embarks on a cross-continental road trip of reflection, setting out on his bicycle to find peace amidst the solitude of nature. Told entirely through Kollar’s striking, sometimes enigmatic images, 5 October telegraphs the ineffable strangeness and beauty of the world as viewed through the eyes of a man seeing it anew.

5 October, Director: Martin Kollar, 2016, 50 mins, Slovakia/Czech Republic.

In Slovak with English subtitles.

Free and open to the public. Seats are limited, on first-come, first-served basis. For more information and to reserve your seat, please visit www.czechcenter.com.

Organized by: Czech Center NY, Consulate General of Slovakia in New York