Scene from the film 1.35
Scene from the film 1.35


  • Slovakia

A refugee from Czechoslovakia is forced to leave his country because of Soviet Union occupation in the 1960’s. Not only leaving behind his family he also leaves is forced to part with his girlfriend. More than thirty years later he tries to return to his homeland. He is dying and wants to reconnect with those he left behind before his final emigration. The return for refugee proves impossible, and the only possible way he can keep contact with his beloved is through sending her packs of photocopies from his private life. These photocopies form a tactile bond between the exiled lovers, that demonstrates the fragility of their physical ties but also how shared intimacy can exist in the form of a simple photocopy.


  • Original Title
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Milan Balog
  • Cinematography
    Milan Balog
  • Editing
    Marek Královský
  • Music
    The Doors
  • Sound
    Milan Balog
  • Runtime
    8 min (1-15 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Slovakia
  • Production
  • Awards
    • Arte Award (Oberhausen, Germany)
    • Silver off (Wroclaw, Poland)
    • Honorable Mention (Les Enfants Terribles, Huy, Belgium) is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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