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Digitally restored Slovak films enter prestigious film festivals

Press releases 2018-09-25

In October, digitally restored Slovak films from the National Film Archive collection of Slovak Film Institute (SFI) will be presented at renowned international film festivals! Retrospective of Viktor Kubal will introduce in Spanish premiere the works of Slovak director, animator and artist at 51stSitges International Fantastic Film Festival(October 4 – 14, 2018) while
The Case of Barnabáš Kos (1964) by Peter Solan will be screened in world premiere at the prestigious 10th Lumière Festival (October 13 – 21, 2018)
in Lyon.

Retrospective of Viktor Kubal will present digitally restored film The Bloody Lady (1980), inspired by the legend of a countess, whose obsession with eternal youth has cost many young virgins´ lives. The audience of Sitges will further have the chance to see Earth (1966), Tom Thumb at the Magician´s(1973), Cinema (1977), What Happened to Johnny on the Road (1981), 
The Weatherman (1983) and The Idol (1989).

Digitally restored film The Bloody Lady has had its world premiere last year at the 9th Lumière Festival in France, within the section Archival treasures and curiosities, that brings together unique restored archive films from all over the world. This year´s edition of the section will present in world premiere digitally restored satirical tragicomedy The Case of Barnabáš Kos (1964) by Peter Solan. The story is about Barnabáš Kos, triangle player in a big symphony orchestra who is unexpectedly appointed its director. At first, the modest musician resists, but soon he realizes what kinds of behaviour form the inevitable rules governing people's careers.

The screenings of Slovak films in Sitges and Lyon will be introduced by Rastislav Steranka, director of the National Cinematographic Center of Slovak Film Institute.

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