“Life has no plot, why must film or fiction?”

– Jim Jarmusch

Veronika Koniarová is a graduate of the Bachelor’s degree of Documentary film department at Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica, where she is currently completing her master’s degree.

“It was one of those days when it’s a minute away from snowing and there’s this electricity in the air, you can almost hear it. And this bag was just dancing with me. Like a little kid begging me to play with it. For fifteen minutes. That’s the day I realized that there was this entire life behind things, and this incredibly benevolent force that wanted me to know there was no reason to be afraid, ever. Video’s a poor excuse, I know. But it helps me remember. I need to remember. Sometimes there’s so much beauty in the world, I feel like I can’t take it, and my heart is just going to cave in.”

(ricky fitts in Sam Mendes’ American beauty)

The Dream (2020)

The documentary THE DREAM reflects the life story of Mrs. Julia Hlinka, who emigrated to the USA at the turn of the 60s.

In particular, THE DREAM captures the will to adapt and start a new life in different country despite many difficulties. Julia was able to replant her penetrating roots in one of the most cosmopolitan cities in the world. With humility and respect.

Granddaughter Helena, a native American, combines the “old world” with the “new world” in the gastronomic spirit in their own Slovak-American restaurant, which is a favorite place of many newyorkers.

,,Veronika Koniarová’s film “DREAM” is a portrait of a person, a strong woman who went a long 90-year journey from East to West. “Baba”, as her friends and family call her, keeps the flame from her birthplace, watering and caring for it as if it was her rare flower. The relationship with daughters and granddaughters is revealed gradually, the director reveals it in each new scene and gives it a magnificent but non-pathetic dimension. I would also suggest the film as a material for educating young people in our schools, because if I called something a traditional family, it would definitely be the family around Baba.”

Maroš Hečko (slovak screenwriter, musician and film producer)

Fashion in Art (2018)

A short journalistic film from the fields of fashion shows and design studios, which presents fashion as an equal artistic direction.

Until the Rooster Sings (2018)

Portrait of a controversial taxi driver John, whose days are balanced by joys and sorrows.

My visual expression

Taste of my aesthetic feelings.

New York 2020
New York 2019
New York 2018

THE MELTING POT. MY BELOVED NEW YORK.

Eight million stories shaded (/uplifted?) by skyscrapers – monuments of the arrogant but nevertheless philanthropic spirit of AMERICA.

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