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UPDATED: APR 3

Week of Slovak Film offers insight into local cinematography

At the Lumiére cinema in the capital, Slovak movies will be screened with English subtitles; while elsewhere, it will depend on the choice of individual cinemas.

The press conference shows script-writer Marek Leščák, dramaturgist Miroslav Ulman, LITA board member Mirka Brezovská and producer Marián Urban.(Source: TASR)

The Week of Slovak Film has already become a nice tradition, offering a selection of the latest works of national cinematography in a condensed time period. Between April 3 and 9, almost 30 feature films and several short films will be screened at the Lumiére cinema in downtown Bratislava, organisers informed.

Also, the Sun in the Net awards, the prizes for the Slovak Film and Television Academy (SFTA), will be awarded – at a festive gala-evening on April 7 in the Old Market-hall in the capital – with the ceremony being part of this week. On this evening, dramaturgist, script-writer, director, publicist and lecturer Rudolf Urc will get this prize for his exceptional contribution to national cinematography. One day before the official launch of the Week of Slovak Film, on April 2, a selection of his films will be screened at Lumiére; his documentaries and animated films will be completed with a cameo about him.

The Sun in the Net awards have become annual – instead of biennal, as they were originally – which, according to Mirka Brezovská from the LITA association of authors, shows that national production has been increased. A new feature is the vote for the winning movies by the public which continues until March 31 through the sfta.sk website.

At Lumiére, all the films shown during the Week of Slovak Film will be screened with English subtitles. Afterwards, the films will tour cinemas around Slovakia, coming to Banská Bystrica, Kežmarok, Košice, Martin, Nitra, Partizánske, Spišská Nová Ves, Trnava and Žilina. However, the film clubs and film theatres there will be free to choose whether they screen the most recent Slovak movies with, or without English subtitles.

Programme: Slovak Film Week 2017
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ES – English Subtitles / English version / no dialogues)

Monday, April 3
16:00 Abandoned Space; Peter Hledík • 2015 • ES • 70‘
17:15 In Your Dreams!; Petr Oukropec • 2016 • ES • 79‘

Tuesday, April 4
16:00 Agave; Ondrej Šulaj • 2016 • ES • 91‘
16:15 Okhwan`s Mission Impossible; Marek Mackovič • 2016 • ES • 71‘
18:00 The Final; Dušan Milko, Palo Korec • 2016 • 89‘
18:15 Little Feather; Lucia Klein Svoboda, Petr Klein Svoboda • 2016 • ES • 93‘
20:15 Stanko; Rasťo Boroš • 2015 • ES • 79‘

Wednesday, April 5
16:00 When Land Is Looking for It`s Heaven; Erik Praus • 2016 • ES • 75‘
16:30 Difficult Choice; Zuzana Piussi • 2016 • 70‘
18:00 Life in the Clouds; Erik Baláž • 2016 • ES • 50‘
19:30 The Red Spider; Marcin Koszałka • 2015 • 98‘

Thursday, April 6
16:00 Murderous Tales; Jan Bubeníček • 2016 • ES • 80‘
16:30 Tatras: The New Story; Michal Romeo Dvořák • 2016 • ES • 61‘
17:45 Richard Müller: Unknown; Miro Remo • 2016 • ES • 88‘
19:45 Richard Müller: Unknown – Controversy in Documentary Filmmaking; discussion with filmmakers and film theoreticians
20:15 Collection of short animation films
Scandinavia;
Katarína Kočanová • 2016 • ES • 2‘
The Tots - Race; Vanda Raýmanová, Michal Struss 2016 • ES • 8‘
Chilli; Martina Mikušová • 2016 • ES • 8‘
Beauty and the Knight; Matej Babic • 2016 • ES • 5‘
Redemption; Marek Jasaň • 2016 • ES • 2‘
Occupation; Martina Mikušová • 2016 • ES • 4‘
Balloon Girl; Martina Frajštáková • 2015 • ES • 15‘
Superbia; Luca Tóth • 2016 • ES • 15‘
Strawberry Days; Eva Sekerešová • 2016 • ES • 13‘

Friday, April 7
15:00 Golden Lyre: Years of Chance; Peter Hledík • 2015 • 58‘
17:00 Trabant – from Australia to Bangkok; Dan Přibáň • 2016 • ES• 96‘
19:00 Family Film; Olmo Omerzu • 2015 • ES • 95‘
19:15 IMT Smile and Lúčnica: Made in Slovakia; Paľo Janík • 2016 • 110‘

Saturday, April 8
14:00 An Angel of the Lord 2; Jiří Strach • 2016 • 99‘
16:30 Stuck with a Perfect Woman; Tomáš Hoffman • 2016 • ES• 97‘
17:00 5 October; Martin Kollar • 2016 • ES • 61‘
18:30 The Tiger Theory; Radek Bajgar • 2016 • ES • 101‘
19:00 Steam on the River; Robert Kirchhoff, Filip Remunda • 2015 • ES • 83‘
20:45 Steam on the River – Slovak Jazz in Emigration; discussion with jazzmen • KafeHaus Kino Lumière

Sunday, April 9
15:15 The Red Capitan; Michal Kollár • 2016 • ES • 110‘
16:00 Freedom under Load; Pavol Barabáš • 2016 • ES • 58‘
17:45 The Teacher; Jan Hřebejk • 2016 • ES • 102‘
18:00 I, Olga Hepnarova; Petr Kazda, Tomáš Weinreb • 2016 • ES • 105‘
19:50 I, Olga Hepnarova – There Is a Psychopath in Everyone; discussion with psychologists and psychotherapeutics • KafeHaus Kino Lumière
20:15 A Prominent Patient; Julius Ševčík • 2016 • ES • 114‘

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