Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Jakubisko's Bathory seen by 123,000 viewers

The overall attendance of the Slovak director Juraj Jakubisko's new film Bathory has surpassed 100,000 viewers, Zuzana Szaboová from Bontonfilm told the TASR newswire on July 28. More than 59,000 saw it in the first week, out of which 19,711 were in Bratislava. The most expensive film ever shot in Central Europe tells the story of Elizabeth Bathory (1560-1614), the notorious Blood Countess of Čachtice, who was said to have killed hundreds of young virgins so that she could bathe in their blood in an effort to acquire eternal youth and beauty. According to director Jakubisko, however, the real story of the countess is much more powerful and interesting than the legend. The film is in English for international audiences but is showing with Slovak dubbing. TASR

The overall attendance of the Slovak director Juraj Jakubisko's new film Bathory has surpassed 100,000 viewers, Zuzana Szaboová from Bontonfilm told the TASR newswire on July 28. More than 59,000 saw it in the first week, out of which 19,711 were in Bratislava.

The most expensive film ever shot in Central Europe tells the story of Elizabeth Bathory (1560-1614), the notorious Blood Countess of Čachtice, who was said to have killed hundreds of young virgins so that she could bathe in their blood in an effort to acquire eternal youth and beauty. According to director Jakubisko, however, the real story of the countess is much more powerful and interesting than the legend. The film is in English for international audiences but is showing with Slovak dubbing. TASR

Compiled by Zuzana Vilikovská from press reports
The Slovak Spectator cannot vouch for the accuracy of the information presented in its Flash News postings.

Top stories

LGBTI people in the regions: We change people’s minds

Bratislava will dress up in rainbow colours this August again, for the seventh time. This will be for the Bratislava Dúhový Pride diversity festival. But the colours of the rainbow are less bright in the regions,…

Slovakia’s LGBTI community seeks to expand their rights.

Things that make us different also make us stronger

On August 19, a rainbow flag will fly over the US Embassy in Bratislava to represent the firm commitment of the United States to defending the human rights of LGBTI people, writes Ambassador Sterling.

The rainbow flag flew over the US Embassy in Bratislava in 2016.

Blog: 5 things you should do on your visit to the north of Slovakia Photo

Here is a list of tips by an experienced tour guide - including things you have probably not tried before.

Bratislava growing high Photo

High-rise buildings sprouting up in Bratislava

Visualisation of the future skyline of Bratislava