Experience the splendour of Prague in the cinema.
An excellent array of films meant to showcase the wonders of European cities and countryside comes to Bratislava in a three-day film festival, Tourfilm 2000, our pick of the week. The event is touted as the third annual film festival looking at tourism and travel movies, but also has a few films that take a look at what cities might look like in the future.
Most of the films glorify their subject, but we still recommend checking out an enchanting romantic look at Paris by famous French film makers including Jean-Luc Goddard showing at the Mladosť cinema on Saturday at 18, and to bask in Prague's glory in the film Life in Prague, also at Mladosť cinema but on Friday at 18.
Films that overdo it a bit but are still enjoyable include a pleasing but predictable look at the mountainous landscapes of Austria and Switzerland (Maladosť, Friday 20:30) and a documentary extolling Spain's exciting virtues shown in the Hotel Danube on Saturday at 17, followed by a live Flamenco concert at 18:30.
The actual competition takes place at the Incheba exhibition hall in Petržalka everyday from 12-17 starting on January 20th to the 23rd. This is where different European films meant to attract tourists to cities or countries will be showcased including some Slovak entries.
All are welcome to attend, tickets cost 30 Sk for all events and films and are available at the venues, Mladosť cinema, Hotel Danube, and Incheba exhibition hall.
Saturday, January 22 - 20:30, The Cruise (1998) - A high-speed look at life in the USA.
Sunday, January 23 - 18, Blade Runner (1983) - Extraordinary sci-fi flick and a futuristic look at what life in the big city might be like.
Sunday, January 23 - 20:30, The Fifth Element (1997) - Also an electrifying look at futuristic life regardless of the bizarre plot.