The Last Self-Portrait
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    The Last Self-Portrait

    Posledný autportrét

    Directed by

    Slovakia

    2018

    72 min

    • Slovak

    Documentary

    Slovak director Marek Kuboš has not shot a film in 13 years. His first film ever – a student exercise at film school – was a self-portrait. The circle is closed, the source of creativity has seemingly dried up. All that is left to do in the last self-portrait is to clean up after oneself, to recapitulate one’s successes and failures, and to bid farewell to one’s protagonists. This introspective meta-documentary is not so much a study of a creative crisis as it is a self-therapeutic process and an attempt at offering a comprehensive profile of the filmmaker at a time of unstable certainties. Appearing in the role of Kuboš’s consultants are essentially all leading Slovak documentary filmmakers.

    Awards

    • Special Metnion - Jihlava IDFF

    Festivals

    Credits

    Screenplay
    Marek Kuboš
    Cinematography
    Marek Kuboš
    Editing
    Marek Kuboš
    Radoslav Dúbravský
    Production
    PSYCHÉ FILM
    Marek Kuboš

    Marek Kuboš

    Marek Kuboš (1970) studied documentary film at the Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava and is often included in the so-called Generation 90, a group of outstanding filmmakers who attended school in the 1990s that includes Jaroslav Vojtek, Peter Kerekes, Robert Kirchhoff, and Marko Škop. He is best known for his documentary A PHOTOGRAPHER’S JOURNEY (1993), FOLLOWED BY TRAIN STATION 2ND CLASS KRAĽOVANY (1998) AND VOICE 98 (1999).