04-11-2013

Modern American comedy to open 15th IFF Bratislava

American comedy Enough Said by director Nicole Holofcener, premiered at the film festival Toronto, will open the 15th International Film Festival Bratislava. The ceremonial opening will take place on 6 November in the premises of Kino Nostalgia, in the social house NIVY – in the first Bratislava classical digitalised cinema.

Enough Said is a story of a mid-aged woman, a divorced Eva, who is just starting a new relationship. However, under the influence of her friend, who rags on her ex-husband, Eva begins to doubt her new relationship. The film explores the chaos arising when we plunge into a relationship anew in a humorous and sharp way. This was the last film role of James Gandolfini, known from the cult series The Sopranos.

This year, too, the programme includes the popular Slippers Night – an all-night screening in Kino Mladosť, which will present three films: the opening film Philomena by Stephen Frears, awarded The Best Screenplay in Venice, about a 50-year-long search for a child whom its mother had to give up; followed by Gus Van Santa's Promised Land - a thriller on mining industry and its consequences to not only the local people, but nature as well; and the last film Zoran, My Nephew the Idiot by Italian director Matteo Oleotto about a lazy 40-year-old man and his nephew, a phenomenal darts player.

Apart from films, the festival visitors can also look forward to meetings with filmmakers in form of Q&A after screenings, or within the Master Class taking place on 11 November at the Academy of Art in Banská Bystrica and led by the scriptwriter and jury member James Ragan.

The IFF Bratislava Award for Artistic Excellence in World Cinematography will be given to the Danish director, Oscar holder, and double Cannes Palme d´Or winner Bille August, who will come to take it in person. The ceremonial award-giving will take place on 8 November before the screening of his latest film Night Train to Lisbon in Kino Lumière. The film tells a story about a university professor from Bern, performed by Jeremy Irons, who suddenly finds himself in Lisbon, step by step unveiling the mysteries around the life of a young writer in times of the Salazar's dictatorship.

For long-year artistic performance, the Slovak actress Eva Krížiková will be awarded the Memorable Tile at the Film Walk of Fame situated in front of the P. O. Hviezdoslav Theatre in Bratislava. The ceremonial unveiling award-giving will take place on 9 November in Kino Lumière and will be connected with screening of the famous comedy The Quadrille.

The 15th International Film Festival Bratislava will be held from 6 to 12 November in five city cinemas – in two theatres of Kino Lumière, in Kino Mladosť, in Kino Nostalgia, and in Kino FILM EUROPE. Other venues of the festival screenings will be Batelier and Park Inn Danube Hotel, which will serve as the festival background zone for guest service, the accreditation centre and the press centre.

Apart from high-quality and diverse programme offer the IFF Bratislava will offer its visitors numerous interesting accompanying events within the partner project Danube Art Cargo, which will be hosted by the venue Batelier.

For further information about the 15th International Film Festival Bratislava visit the website www.iffbratislava.sk or the Facebook profile.

 

15th INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL BRATISLAVA

Kino Lumière, Kino Mladosť, Kino Nostalgia, Kino FILM EUROPE, Batelier, Park Inn Danube Hotel

November 6 – 12, 2013

Main Organisers

Ars Nova Association

Partners Production

The Festival is held with the generous financial support of the Slovak Audiovisual Fund

The Festival is held under the auspices of Marek Maďarič, Minister of Culture of the Slovak Republic

With the support of the MEDIA Programme of the European Union

Main Partners

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