Diera v hlave

A Hole in the Head

Everyone knows about the Roma holocaust, but no one talks about it. The process of eliminating memories of it began more or less at the end of the Second World War, when many mass graves in work and detention camps remained intact. Even for the winners, the Roma were second-class victims. In a number of European countries […], the director confronts a forgetful present with memories of the last surviving witnesses of these horrific events. The result is a partially scripted and staged documentary – an elegy to the victims of a monstrous regime and human indifference. (Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival)

Director's Biography
ROBERT KIRCHHOFF, born in 1968, is a Slovakian independent director, producer, and the founder of the atelier.doc production company. His work focuses primarily on current social topics and on the issue of coming to terms with historical heritage in Central Europe. Robert Kirchhoff lectures at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava. // Films (selection): Hej Slováci! (Hey You Slovaks!, 2002, doc; CE’04), Kauza Cervanová (Normalization, 2013, doc; CE’14), Pára nad rekou (Steam on the River, 2015, doc), Diera v hlave (A Hole in the Head, 2016, doc)
Competition Documentary 2017
Robert Kirchhoff
Slovakia / Czech Republic 2016
90 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Robert Kirchhoff, Jan Gogola, Jr.
Cinematography Juraj Chlpík
Editing Jan Daňhel
Sound/Sounddesign Václav Flégl
Music Miroslav Tóth
With Raymond Gurême, Fata Dedić, Nadir Dedić, Toti Dedić, Ladislav Welward, Ján Konček, Krystyna Gil, Karol Parno Gierliński, Rita Prigmore, Philomena Franz, Dragoljub Acković, Daniel Vojak, Fedor Gál, Markus Pape, Jan Hauer, Arnošt Vintr
Producer(s) Barbara Janišová Feglová (HITCHHIKER Cinema, SK), Martina Šantavá (Czech Television, CZ), Soňa Komová (Radio and Television Slovakia, SK), Robert Kirchhoff (atelier.doc, SK)
HITCHHIKER Cinema Za tehelňou 3 821 04 Bratislava Slovakia boruska@hiker.sk www.hitchhikercinema.sk
Austrian Premiere
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival 2016

Internationale Premiere / International Premiere
DOK Leipzig 2016

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere