28th Ji.hlava International Documentary Film Festival

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super heavy
super heavy

super heavy

director: Anastasiia Bonadyha
original title: super heavy
country: Czech Republic
year: 2023
running time: 10 min.


Using aquatic symbolism and contrasts between film stock, VHS footage and digital film, the author explores the formative function of swimming, its influence on strengthening family bonds and its relationship to the current oppressive reality of war.


Anastasiia Bonadyha was born into a family of doctors in Dnipro, Ukraine. She studied social anthropology and social work in Prague before joining the Department of Documentary Film at FAMU. She is currently a member of the audiovisual association Remízek.

more about film

director: Anastasiia Bonadyha
producer: Lenka Medová
Ministerstvo kultury
Fond kinematografie
Město Jihlava
Kraj Vysočina
Creative Europe Media
Česká televize
Český rozhlas