Slovak film awards handed out, architects appraised

Six of 17 possible awards went to block-buster The Line (Čiara), followed by The Little Habrour (Piata Loď). The Film Institute decided to celebrate lesser known film professions, and this year architects and set designers were hailed for their contribution to Slovak cinematography.

Peetr Bebjak receives the Sun in a Net award for The Line (the film got six prizes in total). (Source: TASR)

Sun in a Net, the awards of the Slovak Film- and Television Academy, were dominated by the film The Line (Čiara) of director Peter Bebjak. It received six “suns” for Best Movie, Best Director, Best Editor (Marek Kráľovský), Best Sound (Viktor Krivosudský), Best Film Music (Slavo Solovic), and Best Actor in a Leading Role (Tomáš Maštalír), the organisers wrote.

The second most awarded film, receiving three prizes on April 6, was Little Harbour (Piata Loď) of Iveta Grófová. It received Best Script (Grófová/Marek Leščák), Best Cinematography (Denisa Buranová) and Best Architect/Set Designer (Grófová, Buranová, Miroslav Král, Iva Němcová).

Five more movies received one prize each: Katarína Štrbová Bieliková received the Sun in a Net for Best Costumes in The Little Crusader (Křižáček); Martin Jankovič and Zuzana Paulini for Best Masks in The Kidnapping (Únos); Zuzana Kronerová for Best Actress in a Leading Role for Ice Mother; Judit Bárdos for Best Actress in a Supporting Role in Out, and Robert Roth for Best Actor in a Supporting Role in the movie Nina.

The Best Documentary is Hole in the Head by Robert Kirchhoff, about the widely ignored issue of the Roma Holocaust. Best Animated Film went to Hero Dady (Ocko Hrdina) of The Websters series (director Katarína Kerekešová). The Audience Prize went to the musical family comedy Spievankovo and Queen Harmónia (director Diana Novotná), the Slovak Film Institute reported.

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Overall, the Sun in a Net was awarded in 17 categories for the best feats and best achievements of 2017. The eighth year of the event awarded nine of 16 nominated films, with the ceremony taking place on April 6 in the Old Market-hall in Bratislava.

Special prizes of Slovak cinematography

The Sun for Special Contribution to Slovak Cinematography went to film architects Viliam J. Gruska and Roman Rjachovský. As well, the doyen of Slovak film reviewers, film theoretician, reviewer, historian, journalist and translator Pavel Branko, aged 97, received the Peter Mihálik Award at the opening of the Week of Slovak Film which followed several days after the Sun in a Net ceremony.

Although almost all of the films awarded were already screened, audiences had another chance to enjoy them during the week.

Some of them may still be playing at various cinemas and many have English subtitles at the Lumiére cinema in downtown Bratislava.

For the first time, the award-bestowing ceremony preceded the week full of Slovak (and Slovak-coproduction) movies, the Slovak Film Institute (SFÚ) wrote.

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