The Forms of Utility

HD film, 2ch sound | 9 min | 2017


A short film essay analyzing a landscape shaped by religion, capital, and war. The film blurs the line between memory and history, only to reveal their cyclicity.

The focus of this work is the mistreatment of the modernist architecture of Zilina, a small town in Slovakia, built by a growing Jewish minority in the 1920s and 30s and by new settlers from rural areas in the 50s and 70s. Their tastes and ideologies have been visibly projected onto the town.

Cast & Crew

Franz Milec / script, director, editor, sound, programming
Anna Vaňková / herself
Ján Gašparovič / himself

Selected Screenings

Images Festival 2018 / Toronto, Canada
Zlatý voči Festival 2017 / Prague, Czechia - won main award


Canadian Filmmakers Distribution Centre

Tech Rider

HD projector or large HD TV screen
2.0 sound system
media player with HDMI output