Slovak Film News: Celebration of Slovak Cinema in Brussels

    Slovak Presidency of the Council of the European Union is slowly coming to its end, and we are delighted that the last month of the Presidency is marked by two Brussels´ film gatherings with a special focus on Slovak cinema!

    Brussels Cinema Days in BOZAR (Nov 30 – Dec 4, 2016)
    Brussels Cinema Days kicks off today at the Brussels Centre for Fine Arts BOZAR, the renowned cultural venue in Brussels!
    The showcase features two films by the outstanding Slovak director Dušan Hanák: Pictures of the Old World, showing impressive portraits of old people from Slovak regions of Liptov and Orava who are able to enjoy their individual freedom even in troubled times ruled by chaos and social insecurity, and Paper Heads, an emotional film essay about the relation between individual and Power within the context of a totalitarian regime.

    Slovak Films at Cinematek (Dec 2, 2016 – Jan 20, 2017)
    The Royal Belgian Film Archive – Cinematek, in collaboration with BOZAR, has curated Panorama of Slovak Cinema, a „fascinating and fiery“ pick consisting of twelve, mostly archive Slovak films.

    The selection features gems like Pink Dreams (1976) by Dušan Hanák, The Boxer and Death (1962) by Peter Solan, The Sun in a Net (1962) by Štefan Uher A Path Across the Danube (1989) by Miloslav Luther, The Prime of Life (1967) by Juraj Jakubisko or The Garden (1995) by Martin Šulík.

    More on the Celebration of Slovak cinema in Brussels here

    The Teacher in International Cinemas
    And now something completely different: these days Jan Hřebejk´s film The Teacher is successfully touring US cinemas, distributed by Film Movement and from tomorrow on, Dec 1, Rosebud21 brings the film also to audiences in Greece. Since its world premiere at 51st Karlovy Vary IFF, the film, handled by LevelK, has been so far acquired for distribution to more than 50 territories.

    Read more here


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