Thursday 14. 09.

  • Thursday 14. 09. 11:00

    Fontána Cinema



    FR/CA, 2023, 90 min.; fr, es / en sub / sk tit

    Director: Pier-Philippe Chevigny

    The Canadian-French film takes you among exploited seasonal migrant workers and their translator Ariane. However, she herself witnesses abuse in the workplace and must decide how far she is willing to go to stand up against injustice. A drama about…

  • Falcon Lake

    Falcon Lake

    FR/CA, 2022, 100 min.; fr, en / sk tit

    Director: Charlotte Le Bon

    Shy thirteen-year-old Bastien arrives with his parents for a summer vacation at Falcon Lake, where he meets Chloé, a girl three years older than him. An unequal relationship develops between them, which vaguely balances between romance and manipulation. On the…

  • Lillian


    AT, 2019, 128 min.; en, ru / en sub / sk tit

    Director: Andreas Horvath

    Lillian—an emigrant stranded in New York City—decides to walk back to her native Russia. She resolutely starts out on the long journey. A road movie straight across the USA into the freezing temperatures of Alaska. The chronicle of a slow…

  • 20,000 Species of Bees

    20.000 especies de abejas

    ES, 2023, 125 min.; es, eu, fr / en sub / sk tit

    Director: Estibaliz Urresola Solaguren

    An eight-year-old child struggles with the fact that people keep addressing her in confusing ways. During a summer in the Basque Country among the beehives, she explores her identity alongside the women of her family, who at the same time…

  • Little Joe

    Little Joe

    AT/GB/DE/FR, 2019, 101 min.; en / cz tit

    Director: Jessica Hausner

    Scientist Alice has developed a plant that is supposed to bring happiness to people. When she gives one to her son Joe, the reality turns out to be much scarier.

  • Thursday 14. 09. 17:00

    Fontána Cinema

    The Truth Is All There Is

    Pravda je to najdôležitejšie

    SK, 2023, 81 min.; sk / en sub

    Director: Maroš Brázda

    Eduard Grečner. Film director, dramaturge, publicist and poet. A talented filmmaker with precise artistic goals which, due to circumstances and the times, he was not always able to realise. Reflections on the ideological and aesthetic starting points he consecutively followed…

  • Afire

    Roter Himmel

    DE, 2023, 103 min.; de / cz tit

    Director: Christian Petzold

    Leon and Felix‘s plan was to spend the summer together in a holiday home on the Baltic coast. They wanted to be there as friends but also to work—one on his second book, the other assembling his art portfolio. But…

  • Thursday 14. 09. 17:00




    HU/SK/CZ, 2023, 88 min.; hu, sk, cz, en / en sub

    Director: Mátyás Prikler

    The feature-length film Power is the second feature film directed by Mátyás Prikler. It deals with the theme of power and powerlessness in contemporary society. A hunting accident in which a man dies is the beginning of a story that…

  • Thursday 14. 09. 17:00

    Cinema Club

    The Trouble with Being Born

    The Trouble with Being Born

    AT/DE, 2020, 94 min.; de / en sub / sk tit

    Director: Sandra Wollner

    Elli is an android and lives with a man she calls her father. Together they drift through the summer. During the day they swim in the pool and at night he takes her to bed. She shares his memories and…

  • Thursday 14. 09. 19:00


    Summerlight… and Then Comes the Night

    Sumarljós og svo kemur nóttin

    IS, 2022, 111 min.; is / cz tit

    Director: Elfar Aðalsteins

    Icelandic director Elfar Adalsteins made a drama about a sparsely populated village in Iceland, where all its inhabitants live far from each other. The geographic setup is ideal for this kind of quirky and sweet-natured ensemble about just how different…

  • Thursday 14. 09. 20:00

    Fontána Cinema



    SK/CZ/UA, 2023, 71 min.; ua / en sub / sk sub

    Director: Ivan Ostrochovský, Pavol Pekarčík

    On a cold February morning, 12-year-old Niki and his family arrive at the Kharkiv metro station to take shelter from the terrifying war raging outside. For Niki’s family, daylight is synonymous with mortal danger, and the boy is not allowed…

  • Thursday 14. 09. 20:00

    House of Arts

    Anatomy of a Fall

    Anatomie d'une chute

    FR, 2023, 150 min.; fr, en, de / cz tit

    Director: Justine Triet

    The suggestive winner of this year’s Cannes Festival is part court drama, a portrait of privacy, an analysis of a crumbling marriage, and a story of coming-of-age difficulties. The charismatic German actress Sandra Hüller portrays in the film a writer…

  • Safe Place

    Sígurno mjesto

    HR, 2022, 103 min.; hr / en sub / sk tit

    Director: Juraj Lerotić

    A traumatic event creates a rift in the family’s everyday life. Their lives fundamentally change, as if they are waging a war invisible to everyone else. The source of the story is autobiographical, it is addressed in the film and…

  • Thursday 14. 09. 20:00

    Spa Cinema



    BE/LU/FR, 2022, 135 min.; ar, fr, en, nl / cz tit

    Director: Adil El Arbi, Bilall Fallah

    When Kamal resolves to change his life for the better, he leaves Belgium to help war victims in Syria. But, having arrived, he is forced to join a militia and is left stranded in Raqqa. Back home, his younger brother…

  • Thursday 14. 09. 20:30




    UA/DE/PL/SK, 2023, 117 min.; ua, ru / sk tit

    Director: Maryna Vroda

    The feature film Stepne was co-produced in Slovakia and tells the story of a few days in the life of a man who comes to a small Ukrainian village to take care of his dying mother. Once respected by his…

  • Thursday 14. 09. 20:30




    FI/UK, 2022, 91 min.; en, fi / cz tit

    Director: Jalmari Helander

    At the end of World War II, a lone gold prospector (Jorma Tommila) finds a rich vein of gold in the wilderness of Lapland in northern Finland. When he travels to the nearest town with the find, he encounters a…

  • Thursday 14. 09. 23:00

    House of Arts


    La Chimera

    IT/FR/CH, 2023, 130 min.; it, en / cz tit

    Director: Alice Rohrwacher

    The adventurous, magical realism-influenced original work invites you to the environment of the black market with archaeological artifacts. Arthur, played by Josh O’Connor, nicknamed the Englishman, is a member of the Italian tombaroli gang of grave robbers. Together with others,…

  • Wolfkin


    LU, 2022, 90 min.; fr, lu / en sub / sk tit

    Director: Jacques Molitor

    Elaine, a single mother, is raising her son, Martin, who shows strange and uncontrollable behavior. When the boy bites one of his classmates, Elaine, desperate for answers, takes him to see his paternal grandparents. But there she discovers the true…

  • Thursday 14. 09. 23:00

    Cinematik Bar

    DJ DKO

    DJ set, 120 min.

    DKO is a DJ and Producer who comes from Martin, but has currently been working in Bratislava for a long time. His primary genres are HOUSE/TECHHOUSE/TECHNO, which he regularly plays in clubs and festivals all over Slovakia. Among the most…

  • Thursday 14. 09. 14:00

    Cinematik Bar

    In touch with culture with Tomáš Bartoněk

    Diskusia, 60 min.

    A special edition of the daily program of Radio Devín live in front of the House of Arts in Piešťany. Host Tomáš Bartoněk will welcome to the festival studio Peter Konečný and other guests, with whom they will look into…

  • Thursday 14. 09. 15:00

    Cinematik Bar

    Radio Slovakia – Afternoon broadcast of Radio Slovakia

    Diskusia, 60 min.

    With the hosts of Radio Slovakia about films and the Cinematik Film Festival straight from the event. Live broadcast of Radio Slovakia.

  • Thursday 14. 09. 16:00

    Cinematik Bar

    Radio Devín In touch with culture at Cinematik with Mariana Jaremková

    Diskusia, 90 min.

    A discussion with the directors about film as material for historical research, film as an archive, and film as memory. The discussants will focus on subtopics such as the creation of film memory, storytelling with images, subject versus object in…

  • Thursday 14. 09. 14:00

    House of Arts

    A Sensitive Person

    Citlivý člověk

    CZ/SK, 2023, 120 min.; cz / en sub

    Director: Tomáš Klein

    Post-war Eastern Europe. Young Eliáš and his dad, both disguised as women, run to find Eliáš’s mother through a strangely dystopian landscape where people are filled only with frustration and fear. In order for the boy to keep his childhood…

  • Thursday 14. 09. 17:00

    Spa Cinema

    Mucha – The Story of an Artist Who Created a Style

    Svět podle Muchy

    CZ/DE/FR, 2020, 100 min.; cz, en, jp / cz tit

    Director: Roman Vávra

    The film presents the fate of one of the most famous Czech painters. The story of Alfons Mucha is told by his son Jiří, who, writing his fathers’s biography, comes to terms with his legacy and the question of why…