Top Pick: The Best of Slovak Films

Hoping to take advantage of the summer influx of foreign visitors to Slovakia, the Slovak Film Institute is presenting The best of Slovak Films in the native tongue accompanied by English or German sub-titles. Organisers hope that foreigners will therefore take advantage of the opportunity to see and understand the nature of Slovak cinematography.
Each week at the Kino Hall Voskovec and Werich in Charlie's Centrum near Tesco, a new pair of films will be played. Each show begins with a short animated film or documentary, which is followed by a select full-length movie. The films mostly illustrate life in specific Slovak regions while reflecting the mentality of different people and their individual characteristics. The films aim at capturing these ideas, emotions and relations.
Tickets for each showing cost 37 Sk. All shows begin at 20:00 at Charlie Centrum, Špitálska 4. Tel: 5296 3430.


Bolek Polívka plays in 'I'm sitting on a branch and I'm fine'.
photo. Cinema magazine

Hoping to take advantage of the summer influx of foreign visitors to Slovakia, the Slovak Film Institute is presenting The best of Slovak Films in the native tongue accompanied by English or German sub-titles. Organisers hope that foreigners will therefore take advantage of the opportunity to see and understand the nature of Slovak cinematography.

Each week at the Kino Hall Voskovec and Werich in Charlie's Centrum near Tesco, a new pair of films will be played. Each show begins with a short animated film or documentary, which is followed by a select full-length movie. The films mostly illustrate life in specific Slovak regions while reflecting the mentality of different people and their individual characteristics. The films aim at capturing these ideas, emotions and relations.

Tickets for each showing cost 37 Sk. All shows begin at 20:00 at Charlie Centrum, Špitálska 4. Tel: 5296 3430.


Film schedule for June (English titles):


June 6-10
The Great Need by Miro Šindelka - real picture of people whose horizons do not exceed the limits of basic biological needs.
Wild Lilies by Elo Havetta - people returning home after the end of WWI search for purpose in their lives.


June 11-15
Learning by Dušan Hanák - short film about apprentices entering the real world.
Pavilion of the Beasts by Dušan Trančík - the tragic confrontation of two different people pits a cruel care-taker of animals against a humble assistant


June 16-20
Leaving a Trace by Dušan Hanák - biography of a Slovak potter.
She Kept Asking for the Moon by Štefan Uher - a tragic comedy, capturing the mentality of a typical east-Slovak region through the story of a single mother and her illegitimate daughter.


June 21-25
The Room with a View by Ivo Solan - the story of an incurably ill girl who spends her whole life in a hospital.
See You in Hell, Friends by Juraj Jakubisko - the story of an odd-ball group of friends who delight in thoughts of death.


June 26-30
The Man Leaves by Martin Slivka - a documentary about Bulgarian traditions.
I'm Sitting on a Branch, and I am Fine by Juraj Jakubisko - after WWII, three people, each trying to fulfil their own idea of happiness, are united through a strange coincidence.


Zuzana Habšudová

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