SLOVAK FILM WEEK 2022
The Slovak Film Week is a showcase that evaluates, reflects and appreciates the work of Slovak cinematography and this year will be the eighth time that it presents the previous year’s domestic cinema. It will be held from 4 to 10 April in Cinema Lumière – the Slovak Film Institute’s cinema.
We are glad that, after the two previous years when, because of the pandemic, the showcase was held on an alternative autumn date and online, this year it will be held live in the cinema and to its full extent. Its programme will be really wide-reaching. That is because the number of domestic releases increased from 20 in 2020 to 30 in 2021 and the showcase will also include all the films nominated for the National Sun in a Net Awards for 2020-2021. Hence, the Slovak Film Week will offer audiences more than forty full-length and short films. Once it ends, we will draw the winner of the Slovak Film Week Audience Award for the second time.
Although a respectable number of films were released in theatres last year, the overall record was not very joyful. Cinemas in Slovakia were required to be closed for as many as 173 days and, while cinema attendance in the EU was up 28 per cent year-on-year, Slovak cinemas recorded almost 14 per cent fewer attendances than in 2020.
The comedy Known by Unknowns became the best-attended film, being watched by more viewers than the latest Bond film. Peter Kerekes’ feature film 107 Mothers became one of the most sought-after and most awarded films; it won a number of awards including the Best Screenplay Award at the prestigious Venice IFF, the Main Prize at the Cottbus Film Festival and the Silver Hugo Award at the Chicago IFF. It is noteworthy that, out of fifteen Slovak full-length documentaries released in cinemas in 2021, as many as nine were directed by women – filmmakers of the young and middle generations – and they won awards at the Karlovy Vary IFF and Ji.hlava IDFF. Michaela Pavlátová’s full-length animated film My Sunny Maad was even nominated for the Golden Globe.
Two of last year’s new films were made in co-production with Ukraine. We have made the decision to show Vyacheslav Kryshtofovich’s Forebodings at the beginning of the showcase and Peter Kerekes’ 107 Mothers at the end as a symbolic expression of support for our eastern neighbour. Most of the films will be screened with English subtitles.
More information on the films in the section "Filmy" in English as well.
To support the assistance and integration of people affected by the war in Ukraine, we offer people from Ukraine with the status of temporary residence or asylum the opportunity to attend screenings in the Slovak language and English subtitles free of charge.
Program with English subtitles:
MONDAY 4. 4.
19.00, K2 Bird atlas | premiere (Atlas vtákov, Olmo Omerzu, 2021, 90′)
TUESDAY 5. 4.
18.00, K1 Zatopek (Zátopek, David Ondříček, 2021, 130′)
18.10, K2 The Last Self-Portrait (Posledný autoportrét, Marek Kuboš, 2018, 72′)
19.50, K2 Cook F**k Kill (Žaby bez jazyka, Mira Fornay, 2019, 116′)
20.00, K4 Emma in Love (Chyby, Jan Prušinovský, 2021, 99′)
20.20, K3 On YOur Marks! (Na značky!, Mária Pinčíková, 2021, 79′)
20.30, K1 Rivers of Babylon (Rivers of Babylon, Vladimír Balco, 1998, 102′)
WEDNESDAY 6. 4.
17.00, K4 I Like Nora + Sunrise Hotel (Nora sa mi páči, Aramisova, 2009, 12′; Hotel úsvit, Mária Rumanová, 2016, 48′)
18.30, K4 Every Single Minute (Každá minúta života, Erika Hníková, 2021, 80′)
20.15, K3 322 (322, Dušan Hanák, 1969, 94′)
20.30, K2 Unseen (Neviditeľná, Maia Martiniak, 2020, 87′)
20.45, K4 White on white (Biela na bielej, Viera Čákanyová, 2020, 74′)
THURSDAY 7. 4.
16.10, K2 How I Became a Partisan (Ako som sa stala partizánkou, Vera Lacková, 2021, 90′)
20.10, K2 Shadow Country (Krajina ve stínu, Bohdan Sláma, 2020, 135′)
20.20, K3 Reconstruction of Occupation (Rekonštrukcia okupácie, Jan Šikl, 2021, 100′)
20.30, K4 My Sunny Maad (Moja afganská rodina, Michaela Pavlátová, 2021, 80′)
FRIDAY 8. 4.
16.00, K2 King Bee (To ta monarchia, Vladislava Sárkány, 2020, 80′)
17.00, K4 The Commune (Komúna, Jakub Julény, 2020, 82′)
18.10, K2 The Auschwitz Report (Správa, Peter Bebjak, 2020, 94′)
19.00, K4 Everest, the Hard Way (Everest – najťažšia cesta, Pavol Barabáš, 2020, 52′)
20.20, K4 Once Upon a Time in Poland (Jak Bůh hledal Karla, Vít Klusák, Filip Remunda, 2020, 97′)
17.00, K2 The Lines (Čiary, Barbora Sliepková, 2021, 80′)
18.30, K3 At Full Throttle (Láska pod kapotou, Miro Remo, 2021, 85′)
18.45, K2 Architect of Brutal Poetry (Architekt drsnej poetiky, Ladislav Kaboš, 2021, 70′)
20.10, K4 The Sailor (The Sailor, Lucia Kašová, 2021, 79′)
20.20, K3 Wild Roots (Iná svorka, Hajni Kis, 2021, 98′)
20.30, K2 The Servants (Služobníci, Ivan Ostrochovský, 2020, 80′)
SUNDAY 10. 4.
16.00, K3 The Pack (Smečka, Tomáš Polenský, 2020, 95′)
16.30, K4 Ordeal (Očista, Zuzana Piussi, 2021, 75′)
17.45, K2 The Man with Hare Ears (Muž so zajačími ušami, Martin Šulík, 2020, 104′)
19.50, K4 Paradise on Earth (Raj na zemi, Jaro Vojtek, 2019, 78′)
20.00, K3 Wrap Up and Disappear (Ubal a zmizni, Adam Hobzik, 2021, 99′)
20.10, K2 107 Mothers (Cenzorka, Peter Kerekes, 2021, 90′)
Events venue:Kino Lumiere, Spitalska 4, Bratislava
Entry for movies: 3 / 2* / 1** €
Entry for Bird Atlas: 5 /4* / 3** €
*film club card, senior / **Lumiere card