08-05-2011

Slovak Cinema at Cannes

By FNE Staff

BRATISLAVA: The Slovak Film Institute (www.aic.sk) announced a wide-ranging presence during the Cannes Festival and the film market, ranging from young talents to closing night film stars. Slovakia presents two films at the Marche du film: Martin Sulik's feature film Gypsy (Cigan), and Matej Minac's full length documentary re-enactment on Sir Nicholas Winton's rescue of children during WWII, Nicky's Family (Nickyho rodina).

Gypsy is the story of Adam, a boy who, after the death of his father, struggles to cross the boundaries of his settlement and tries to change his siblings' lives. He finds himself in a conflict with racial, social, and cultural prejudice and the unwritten laws of his own Roma community.

Production Information:

Director: Martin Šulík
Cast: Janko Mižigár, Martin Hangurbadžo, Miro Gulyas, Miroslava Jarábeková, Ivan Mirga, Attila Mokos
Production: Titanic (SK), Infilm Praha (CZ), Rozhlas a televízia Slovenska (SK)

Contact:
Marta Lamperová
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+420 739 592 040

14. 05. > Sat > 17:30 > Riviera 2
closed screening, by invitation only

Nicky's Family is a gripping documentary with dramatic reenactments about a rescue operation that has no parallel in modern history. Englishman Nicholas Winton saved the lives of 669 children at the outbreak of WWII by organizing Kindertransports from Prague to the UK. His story even after 70 years continues to inspire people, especially children, to make this world a better place.

Director: Matej Mináč
Cast: Nicholas Winton, Joe Schlesinger, Michal Slaný, Klára Issová
Production: Trigon Production (SK), W.I.P. (CZ), J&T (SK), Česká televize (CZ), Rozhlas a televízia Slovenska (SK), RWE Transgas (CZ)

Contact:
Naďa Clontz
Trigon Production
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+421 915 839 196
www.trigon-production.sk

17. 05. > Tue > 15:30 > Palais H

Slovak actresses Zuzana Kronerová and Zuzana Onufráková star along Catherine Deneuve, Ludivine Sagnier, Miloš Forman in the Cannes closing film, Les Bien-aimés by Christophe Honoré, set in Prague during the 1960's.

Other Slovak filmmakers and participants attending the festival include:

- European Film Promotion's Producer on the Move Michal Kollar

- ScripTeast screenwriters Laura Siváková, Biba Bohinská with their film project Town of Otol

- Producer's Network at Marche du Film participants Trigon Film (Patrik Pašš producer, Naďa Clontz)

- Slovak film project Hostage at the Co-Production Forum of The European Producers Club (Script: Peter Pišťanek, Marian Urban; Director: Juraj Nvota)

- Cinefondation participant director Aramisova with the film Cagey Tigers

- the European Network of Young Cinema with the Nisimazine workshop (Slovak co-organizers: Eva Uljakyová and Jana Dandárová, and Slovak participants: journalist Ľuboš Bišto and video blogger Orlin Stanchev)