Post: 毒井 Poisoned Well



Director: Radek Ševčík
Screenwriter: Radek Ševčík
Cast: None
Producer: Rebeka Ondová
Cinematographer: Kristián Katona, Michal Vasiľ, Petr Chromčák, Paulína Hampachelová, Lenka Špániková, Radek Ševčík
Genre: Documentary short
Length: 14min
Year: 2023
Dialogue: Czech, Slovak
Region: Slovakia
Production Company: Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava

故事梗概 Synopsis


October 12, 2022 – a terrorist attack in Bratislava – the death of innocent LGBTI+ people – no political response. Film-requiem discusses the deteriorating state of society after the attack, as well as the intimate feelings of LGBTI+ people, including the author himself. Suppressed emotions cannot be filtered even on a self-defense course, where the participants do not belong, where they are forced to be because of their fear. A rotten well poisons society’s opinions, which do not improve even after the attack. Do people really need to live in fear?

导演介绍 Director’s Biography

拉德克·谢夫奇克在布拉迪斯拉发表演艺术学院的电影电视系攻读纪录片导演专业,并毕业于以电影制作为重点的高中Creative Hill College。他经常与搭档彼得·克罗姆查克一起制作短片和跨媒体装置艺术。通过电影,他希望传达出重要的社会议题和深刻的内心感受。2022年,他被选为Taiwan Pitch的决赛选手,因此他创作了一部有关台湾卡拉OK文化的抒情纪实短片——《Karaoke的内在需求》。他的电影曾在吉赫拉瓦国际纪录片电影节、卡塞尔纪录片电影节、慕尼黑电影学院电影节、奥洛莫茨国际科幻电影节以及马德里国际同性恋电影节等活动上放映。他也偶尔为电影杂志《》撰写文章。

Radek Ševčík studies documentary directing at Film and TV Faculty Academy of Performing Arts in Bratislava and is a graduate of the filmmaking-focused high school “Creative Hill College”. He often cooperates with his partner Petr Chromčák on short films and intermedia installations. Through the film, he wants to communicate important social topics as well as deep inner feelings. In 2022 he was selected as a finalist of the film accelerator Taiwan Pitch, thanks to which he filmed a poetic non-fiction short Inner Need of Karaoke about Taiwanese karaoke culture. His films were screened at festivals like IDFF Ji.hlava, Kassel Dokfest, Filmschoolfest Munich, AFO Olomouc, or LesGaiCineMad. He occasionally contributes an article to the film magazine

导演阐述 Director’s Statement



I would rather never shoot this film, but I felt I have to prove that the social is above all personal…

When the terrorist attack happened, I found myself caught in a whirlwind of emotions and couldn’t stop thinking about it. I was surprised that nothing substantial happened afterward concerning LGBTI+ rights in Slovakia and we all felt helpless. I began to investigate the local social climate, the level of (in)tolerance, and how queer people here feel after the attack, including myself. I wanted to capture all of this and transform it into a film that would serve as a mediator between LGBTI+ people and everyone else. Also it is a memento of tragic event.