Slovensko, 2016, 50 min
Zatopené (Flooded) is an anthropological documentary film about a building and the fates connected to it. The mansion in Parizovce was a family residence, home, property, center of a farmstead and eventually a historical monument. Some parts of the building have been preserved and have endured through centuries, others have been flooded by the waters of the Liptovska Mara waterworks. For the descendants of the Stein family, its last owners, the mansion is a memory of a lost past. For museum curators it's a gem, a phoenix risen from the muddy waters, the pride of the Liptov region. An unusual story of the mansion from Parizovce and its last owners, that is also a reflection of the social changes in 20th century Slovakia.
Soňa G. Lutherová is a social and visual anthropologist. As a researcher at the Institute of Ethnology of the Slovak Academy of Sciences, she examines the changing identities of people in post-socialism, especially in relation to their material environment. She has lectured, researched and studied at universities in Slovakia, Czech Republic, Sweden and Austria. She is a co-author of several short documentary films and an author of visual art projects. Flooded is her screenwriting and directorial debut.
Director: Soňa G. Lutherová
Production: Barbara Harumová Hessová
Camera: Denisa Buranová
Edit: Peter Harum
Language of Dialogues: Slovak
Language of Subtitles: English