What I’m trying to achieve in my films is that their interpretive layer is not thinner than the ego of myself as an author.
Born in 1972 in Žilina, Slovakia. After several documentary shorts and series, Ivan directed his feature documentary debut VELVET TERRORISTS (2013), which premiered at Berlinale 2014, where it won the Tagesspiegel Readers’ Award. Ivan’s feature debut, KOZA (2015), celebrated its world premiere at Berlinale 2015. It was also shortlisted for the 2015 European Film Awards and was the Slovak Oscar Entry for 2016. His latest film SERVANTS (2020) had its world premiere at Berlinale Encounters 2020. He is also a co-owner and producer at sentimentalfilm and Punkchart films.