Slovakia

Dusan Hanák – Tichá radost AKA Quiet Happiness AKA Silent Joy (1986)

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A psychological study of a woman who chooses solitude as an escape from the duplicity and emotional barrenness of the men around her. Read More »

    Kveto Hecko & Michal Ruttkay & Vladimir Stric – Iba den AKA Only a Day (1989)

    A joint work of three debuting directors. It is a film about former rock musicians, members of a banned rock band. The friends were forced to replace their ideals by settled family lives and ordinary jobs. When their former lead singer has to go to hospital for therapy, they get an unexpected opportunity to play together again and recall the old times. The day when all needs to be arranged for the performance is full of small lies, compromises, and morally doubtful decisions. Read More »

      Juraj Lehotsky – Slepé lásky AKA Blind Loves (2008)

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      ”Blind Loves,” which world-premiered at the 2008 Cannes Film Fest, is a film about love between blind people. Love can be soft, love can be silly, love can be blind at all times. To find ones place in this world is not an easy thing to do for people with good sight, but how much more difficult can it be for somebody who is blind The view of blind persons is often pure and essential, and very often witty. It uncovers new dimensions of meaning of happiness. Read More »

        Martin Tapák – Pacho, hybsky zbojník AKA Pacho, the Brigand of Hybe (1976)

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        Bittersweet comedy about opression of poor Slovakian people by Austro-Hungarian aristocracy.

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        A funny outlaw tale inspired by traditional folk humour. Pacho is no ordinary outlaw. He detests injustice and feudal oppression and he copes with each troublesome situation with the help of his cleverness and wit. Read More »

          Mira Fornay – Môj pes Killer AKA My Dog Killer (2013)

          Marek has no real friends except his guard dog and hangs out with skinheads. When his dispirited mother reappears in his life, Marek faces a horrible predicament. An authentic and hypnotic chronicle of a sluggish existence always on the verge of explosion. Read More »

            Marko Skop – Eva Nová (2015)

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            The story of a woman fighting for her son. Many years ago she abandoned him for her career. Now she is coming out of rehab determined to rectify something for which she has lacked the courage for years.
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              Elo Havetta – Slávnost v botanickej záhrade AKA Celebration in the Botanical Garden (1969)

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              This colorful ”fairy”-tale is about the need of miracles in life and of letting the charms of nature, where every single particle is in constant motion, take over as if in an impressionist painting. It is a mosaic built of the stories of Mária and Pierre. Mária, a tavern-keeper tries again and again to lead Pišta, the father of her eight daughters, to the wedding altar. Pierre by his arrival disturbs the peace of the wine-growing village of Bábindol but at the same time he shows its inhabitants how to really enjoy life.

              This film tied for the Grand Prize at the Mannheim Film Festival in 1969. Read More »