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Finland hosts Slovak artists

DUO Cordefiato, consisting of the emerging talents of flautist Ivica Encingerová and guitarist Miriam Brüllová, opened the Days of Slovak Culture festival in the Finnish capital Helsinki on April 21.

DUO Cordefiato, consisting of the emerging talents of flautist Ivica Encingerová and guitarist Miriam Brüllová, opened the Days of Slovak Culture festival in the Finnish capital Helsinki on April 21.

The event, which lasts until May 15, is the largest presentation of Slovak culture ever in this Scandinavian country.

Visitors have been able to watch a selection of Slovak films produced since the country gained its independence in 1993.

Among them was the International Emmy Award winner Power of Good by Matej Mináč, which narrates the story of Nicholas Winton, an English businessman who saved 669 Czech and Slovak Jewish children from death in concentration camps during the Holocaust.

Pavol Barabáš' world acclaimed 118 Days in Captivity of Ice also made it to the festival. The film tells the story of a Russian-Slovak ski expedition traversing the Artic from Russia to Canada via the North Pole.

The people of Finland still have a chance to see works by Slovakia's leading graphic artists and painters - Róbert Jankovič, Peter Kľúčik and Ingrid Zámečníková - all three students of the famed Slovak graphic artist Albín Brunovský.

The Exhibition of Contemporary Slovak Graphics takes place at Näyttely-tila, Lasipalatsi, Mannerheimintie 22-24. It is open Tuesday to Sunday from 12:00 to 18:00 until May 15.


By Spectator staff from press release

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