A still of an iceberg from above from 'FREM' (2019)
FREM (2019)


Viera Čákanyová | Czech Republic and Slovak Republic | 2019 | PG
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7–16 Oct 2021

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Reality and fiction join together in this filmic mystery that poses evocative questions about technology, artificial intelligence and climate change in the scenery of Antarctica.

A unique film by respected director and cinematographer Viera Čákanyová, FREM (2019) captures Antarctica, through an atmosphere of the precarious and the otherworldly. Experimental, poetic, and tangled in theory, FREM is adorned with breathtaking shots of the freezing world and pairs it with an intimate yet grungy soundscape.

Čákanyová’s tagline for FREM is "requiem for the vanishing species of Homo sapiens", and through her use of experimental cinema styles she forces viewers to confront and reflect upon the current realities they find themselves in, while also testing the breaking points of anthropocentrism. FREM, captures Antarctica as one incredible sci-fi set piece, as it weaves through realms extremely personal, yet globally pertinent.

FREM was awarded the Czech Film Critics' Awards – Audiovisual Achievement Award (2021).

Format: Digital
Language: Czech with English subtitles
Runtime: 73 min

Presented by CaSFFA, ACMI, and the Embassies of the Czech and Slovak Republics in Canberra.

Event duration

73 mins



The content is mild in impact - PG-rated content is not recommended for viewing by people under the age of 15 without guidance from parents, teachers or guardians.


This film will be available to watch on Cinema 3 from Thursday 7 October.

*7 day rental, 48 hour playback window. Once rented, your films will be available in your account for 7 days. Once you press play, the watch window begins and you have 48 hours to watch the film as many times as you like*

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