Slovak Archive Films: News

Dear friends and colleagues,

let us take this opportunity to update you on news concerning Slovak archive films:


Kino Pavasaris, the organizer of Vilnius IFF, will present several Slovak archive features from 50s to 80s (Luck Will Come on Sunday, Before Tonight Is Over, Pink Dreams, Night Riders) and archive documentaries commemorating the 45th anniversary of the events from August 21, 1968 (The Time We Live, Black Days, The Wake), as a part of the Artscape project. The showcase celebrates the 50th anniversary of the Slovak Film Institute, will be held in Skalvija Cinema and will run August 23 – 29, 2013.
More information at: Slovak archive titles presented to Lithuanian audiences

Archive documentary titles focusing at two significant events in the history of Slovakia – August 1968 (including films The Time We Live, Black Days, The Wake) and November 1989 (including films Flight Report OK 89 – 90, All Together... (In a Slovak Way), Probe 1/1990 – Velvet Revolution Train), are re-released on a special 2-DVD and will be presented during the exclusive premiere of the Burning Bush by Agnieszka Holland, a three-part mini-series telling story of student Jan Palach, who set himself on fire in protest against the Soviet occupation of Czechoslovakia. The series stars Tana Pauhofova, the Slovak Shooting Star 2007.

As we also already informed you, the Slovak classic and the establishing film of the Czechoslovak New Wave – The Sun in a Net (1962) by Stefan Uher, was released for the UK market by Second Run. The film is available in UK stores, through the website of Second Run and with all online retailers (Amazon, MovieMail, Zavvi). We are thrilled to share some of the wonderful reviews this release received:
"A superb, inventive and highly rewarding work that really deserves to be seen. Another must-have release from Second Run DVD!" The Arts Shelf
"A lyrical and compelling start to the Czechoslovak New Wave... Uher's stylistically brilliant capturing of early 1960s youth... The Sun in a Net impresses mightily" The Digital Fix

"The Sun in a Net is a great example of everyday life transfigured by pure, poetic cinema... the fully realised, elegiac final scene when the shack has been beached is absolutely astonishing and ranks with the greatest sequences in Antonioni films of the same period" Close-Up Film

 "A film of real nuance and complexity. Cinematography by Stanislav Szomolányi is as inventive as anything being shot in Europe at the time... This Second Run release comes in a superbly crisp restored version" The Arts Desk

 "A superb, inventive and highly rewarding work that really deserves to be seen... maintains a vibrancy and an originality that still feels unique and fresh to this day" Letterboxd

 "The Sun in a Net more than deserves to be rediscovered... What's more, it's youthful, fresh and rewarding, with all the sounds and sensuality of those seemingly endless hot summers of adolescence" Cine-Vue
More information at: The Sun in a Net on Second Run DVD

Thank you for your attention,

wishing you a nice and enjoyable weekend and rest of summer.

Best regards,

Katarina & Alexandra


Katarina Tomkova

National Cinematographic Centre


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