Spectator on facebook

Spectator on facebook

CULTURE IN SHORT

Nicky’s Family receives 40th award

SIR NICHOLAS Winton and Matej Mináč received special prizes for Nicky’s Family film at the International Film Festival The Spirits of the Earth, organised by the St John International University in Torino, Italy. It is already the 40th award for the film project that was made in cooperation with Czech and Slovak public-service televisions.

SIR NICHOLAS Winton and Matej Mináč received special prizes for Nicky’s Family film at the International Film Festival The Spirits of the Earth, organised by the St John International University in Torino, Italy. It is already the 40th award for the film project that was made in cooperation with Czech and Slovak public-service televisions.

Winton, who saved 669 children, mostly Jewish, from Nazi-occupied Czechoslovakia to safety in Great Britain on the eve of World War II received the Assisi Pax International prize, while the film’s director Mináč was awarded with a special prize of the St John International University and ASPIM Europe, the TASR newswire reported on October 27.

Nicky’s Family was screened on October 24 during the award-winning ceremony of the festival, whose art director is actress Eleonora Baldwin de Sica, granddaughter of Italian actor, scriptwriter and director Vittorio de Sica. The organisers of the festival appreciated the importance of the individual who was able to change history, as reported by TASR.

Winton, who celebrated his 105th birthday this year, meanwhile received the highest order of the Czech Republic, the Order of the White Lion, on October 28 on the occasion of the 96th anniversary of establishing the first Czechoslovak Republic.

Top stories

In praise of concrete

It was once notorious for its drab tower blocks and urban crime, but Petržalka now epitomises modern Slovakia.

Petržalka is the epitome of communist-era architecture.

Slow down, fashion

Most people are unaware that buying too many clothes too harms the environment.

In shallow waters, experts are expendable

Mihál says that it is Sulík, the man whom his political opponents mocked for having a calculator for a brain, who “is pulling the party out of liberal waters and towards somewhere completely different”.

Richard Sulík is a man of slang.

Blog: Exploring 20th century military sites in Bratislava

It seems to be the fate of military sites and objects in Bratislava that none of them were ever used for the purposes they were built for - cavernas from WWI, bunkers from WWII, nuclear shelters or the anti-aircraft…

One nuclear shelter with a capacity for several hundred people now serves as a music club with suitable name Subclub (formerly U-club).