Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

Film festival turns 13

THE INTERNATIONAL Film Festival Bratislava turns 13 this autumn. As it becomes a teenager it is also moving, after eight years on the right bank of the Danube, to Cinema City in the Eurovea complex on the left bank. Three screens at Cinema City will be devoted to festival films, but these will also be shown at other venues around the city.

THE INTERNATIONAL Film Festival Bratislava turns 13 this autumn. As it becomes a teenager it is also moving, after eight years on the right bank of the Danube, to Cinema City in the Eurovea complex on the left bank. Three screens at Cinema City will be devoted to festival films, but these will also be shown at other venues around the city.

Between November 4 and 9, the festival will present winning movies from the Cannes and Venice film festivals, namely The Tree of Life by Terrence Malick and Faust by Alexander Sokurov. It will then move to Banská Bystrica between November 10 and 12.

Among the Slovak films being screened, the long-awaited new feature film Viditeľný svet (Visible World) by Peter Krištúfek will be premiered.

The Bratislava festival is one of only five in Europe to include a section devoted to Red Westerns; here, this section will be presented by the famous Russian film reviewer Sergei Lavrentiev. Red Westerns were set in “the real Wild West” but were shot in the former Soviet Union or eastern-bloc communist states. More information about the festival can be found at its new-look website, www.iffbratislava.sk.


Top stories

EC scrutinises state aid for Jaguar Photo

There is a question whether the scrutiny may impact the carmaker’s plans to invest in Slovakia.

The construction site of a brand new plant of Jaguar Land Rover near Nitra.

Vote-buying scandal lands village mayor in court

Some Roma claiming the mayor of Gemerská Poloma, Miroslav Michalka was buying votes, have changed their testimonies.

Stanislav Kučerák (blue shirt) is a key witness in the vote-buying case.

Police president refuses the proposals of students

He turned down their suggestions for a public debate but invites them to talk about corruption at the Police Corps Presidium.

Police President Tibor Gašpar

How to sell Slovak books to English readers

Slovak literature makes it to the big bookstores of London, but it is unlikely to become a bestseller yet.

On Wednesday, Slovak literature will be presented in one of the biggest bookstores in London. Among the new books translated into English is also the anthology of current Slovak prose selected and translated by Magdalena Mullek and Júlia Sherwood.