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Filmostrada comes to Slovak screens

A NEW film project from the Slovak distribution company SPI International brings a handful of distinctive, mostly European films to Slovak cinemas this week. The project, called Filmostrada 2004, features six movies that won awards at various European festivals.
Filmostrada 2004 opens at Aupark in Bratislava at 19:00 on September 9 with Lars von Trier's Dogville. The drama, starring Nicole Kidman, is about a beautiful fugitive hiding from a team of gangsters in the isolated township of Dogville.



A NEW film project from the Slovak distribution company SPI International brings a handful of distinctive, mostly European films to Slovak cinemas this week. The project, called Filmostrada 2004, features six movies that won awards at various European festivals.

Filmostrada 2004 opens at Aupark in Bratislava at 19:00 on September 9 with Lars von Trier's Dogville. The drama, starring Nicole Kidman, is about a beautiful fugitive hiding from a team of gangsters in the isolated township of Dogville. The film earned a nomination for European Film 2003 from the European Film Academy. Von Trier was awarded European Director for Dogville the same year.

Winner of the 2002 Venice Film Festival's Gold Lion, The Magdalene Sisters, by Peter Mullan, is also featured. Set in Ireland in 1960s, the film gives an account of the cruelty practiced by nuns on young women who were abandoned by their families and sent away to the Church for re-education.

Other movies include a controversial documentary film, Bodysong, by Simon Pummell; Andrei Konchalovsky's Dom Durakov; Alexander Sokurov's Russian Ark; and El Hijo de la novia by Juan José Campanella.

Filmostrada 2004 will screen in September and October at Bratislava's Aupark Palace Cinemas, Mladosť and FK ic cinemas, and Nostalgia Filmclub, and until December in other cities.

Filmostrada is in its fourth year in Poland, and started in the Czech Republic last April.

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