Friday 15. 09.

  • Friday 15. 09. 17:00


    The Next One


    CZ/SK, 2020, 15 min.; sk / en sub

    Director: Dominik György

    About men without men… About children without children… About women without souls… In 1957, a law was passed in Czechoslovakia legalizing the targeted termination of pregnancy—abortion. Contraception was unavailable. So-called ethics commissions, popularly known as abortion commissions, were introduced. The…

  • Friday 15. 09. 17:00


    The Touching


    CZ/SK, 2020, 39 min.; cz / en sub

    Director: Dominik György

    Behind the door of the two brothers’ room lies the secret of their mutual self-discovery. But when the older Marek’s childlike curiosity fades as he grows up, he realises that they have crossed the boundaries of brotherly love, something the…

  • Friday 15. 09. 11:00

    Cinema Club


    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,…

  • Lovely Rita

    Lovely Rita

    AT/DE, 2001, 80 min.; de / en sub / sk tit

    Director: Jessica Hausner

    Rita, a wilful and unruly teenager, is on the verge of womanhood. Her sexual awakening leads her to intimacy with a schoolboy, too young, and a bus driver, too old. Rita’s efforts to break out of her solitude and claustrophobic…

  • The Best of All Worlds

    Die beste aller Welten

    AT/DE, 2017, 103 min.; de / en sub / cz tit

    Director: Adrian Goiginger

    Adrian lives through an adventurous childhood in the extraordinary milieu of the drug scene on the outskirts of an Austrian city, with a mother moving between caring and being high. Despite everything, this is a sheltered childhood, the best of…

  • Friday 15. 09. 14:00

    Cinema Club

    Non-Aligned: Scenes from the Labudović Reels

    Non-Aligned: Scenes from the Labudović Reels

    RS/FR/HR/ME/QA, 2022, 100 min.; rs, en / en sub / sk tit

    Director: Mila Turajlić

    In an unexplored vault in Belgrade, the capital of the former Yugoslavia, lies a collection of films known as “the Labudović Reels.” On them are images of African and Asian liberation movements and revolutionary leaders that defined the era of…

  • Territory of Imagination

    Územie fantázie

    SK, 2023, 70 min.; sk / en sub

    Director: Paula Maľárová

    The film explores the representation of war in a territory of long-lasting peace. On the background of mass events, which primarily serve as a necessary reminder of history, but look more like bizarre celebrations of war, we play with the…

  • Burning Days

    Kurak Günler

    TR/FR/DE/NL/GR/HR, 2022, 129 min.; tr / sk tit

    Director: Emin Alper

    Emre, a young prosecutor, newly appointed to the small town of Balkaya finds himself being pulled into a political conflict during his first murder investigation. When he forms a bond with the owner of the local newspaper, the pressure begins…

  • Disease


    SK, 2023, 7 min.; sk

    Director: Jonáš Karásek

    Jonáš Karásek is a successful Slovak director—both film and advertising. If anyone didn’t know him, they got to know him thanks to the film Invalid, which was one of the most successful films of this year’s film offer. His latest…

  • Friday 15. 09. 17:00

    Cinema Club

    We didn’t ask to be saved

    Nežiadali sme o záchranu

    SK, 2023, 25 min.; ua / sk tit

    Director: Mariia Yurchenko

    A story about everyday life in a new country and the difficulties associated with separation and uncertainty about the future. Is it possible to build the future without the present? Is it possible to live in the present without leaving…

  • Friday 15. 09. 17:00

    Cinema Club

    Shades of Light

    Odtiene svetla

    SK, 2023, 26 min.; sk

    Director: Dáša Ferková

    The short documentary film tells the story of Viera Karasová, a productive and purposeful middle-aged woman, a pianist who teaches and composes music with perfect hearing. However, she has been blind since birth. Even though she struggles with the burdens…

  • Friday 15. 09. 17:00

    Cinema Club

    Scattered Nest

    Rozptýlené hniezdo

    SK, 2023, 28 min.; be / sk tit

    Director: Valery Neskaradziany

    The family’s journey for political asylum turns into a struggle for survival. The Shymko family is trapped in Belarus, but their dreams transcend borders. The family undergoes a civil “reincarnation”, a process not everyone is able or willing to endure.

  • All Men Become Brothers

    Všetci ľudia budú bratia

    SK/CZ, 2023, 116 min.; sk / en sub

    Director: Robert Kirchhoff

    A film about the phenomenon of Alexander Dubček. The dispute between absolutism and relativism, elitism and populism, the post-war era and joy, socialism and vision. Alexander Dubček as a personality still alive in our society, a personality that is discussed,…

  • Hounds

    Les Meutes

    MA/FR/BE/QA/SA, 2023, 94 min.; ar / en sub / sk tit

    Director: Kamal Lazraq

    In the suburbs of Casablanca, Hassan and Issam, father and son, live from day to day by carrying out small trafficking jobs for the local mafia. One evening, they are tasked with kidnapping a man. Trapped in a long night,…

  • Friday 15. 09. 17:00

    Spa Cinema

    And the King Said, What a Fantastic Machine

    And the King Said, What a Fantastic Machine

    SE/DK, 2023, 88 min.; en, ar, de, fr, se / cz tit

    Director: Axel Danielson, Maximilien Van Aertryck

    And the King Said, What a Fantastic Machine, an award-winning film at the Sundance Film Festival, charts the evolution of media over the last 150 years. The fascinating video collage captures humanity’s obsession with the image, skillfully interweaving famous viral…

  • Friday 15. 09. 19:00




    AT/FR/DE, 2022, 101 min.; ro, de, en / cz tit

    Director: Ulrich Seidl

    Surrounded by controversy, Sparta was shown at the San Sebastian Film Festival Competition after being pulled from the Toronto Film Festival line-up just a few days before. It’s a dense, provocative and complicated work, as it could be expected from…

  • Friday 15. 09. 20:00

    Cinema Club

    What Did You Do to the Russians?

    Čo ste urobili Rusom?

    SK, 2023, 90 min.; sk, ua / sk tit

    Director: Michal Fulier, Jana Bučka Kovalčíková

    The documentary film captures the everyday reality of the Ukrainian nation and people who are dependent on the help of others in a country at war. Stories about where humanitarian aid from Slovakia ends, and where the daily struggle for…

  • Friday 15. 09. 20:00

    Spa Cinema

    The Whale

    The Whale

    US, 2022, 117 min.; en / cz tit

    Director: Darren Aronofsky

    Brendan Fraser’s famous comeback as a 600-pound lonely teacher trying to rebuild a relationship with his estranged teenage daughter. Charlie teaches an online stylistics course at the university. He tries to teach his students to write clearly and persuasively. It’s…

  • Club Zero

    Club Zero

    AT/DE/GB, 2023, 110 min.; en / cz tit

    Director: Jessica Hausner

    The central character of the story is a charismatic teacher, Ms Novak, who enters a private secondary school. Soon, she impresses the students with her charisma and innovative concept of changing eating habits. She also creates an elite student club…

  • Kidnapped


    IT/FR/DE, 2023, 125 min.; it, he / cz tit

    Director: Marco Bellocchio

    In 1858, in the Jewish quarter of Bologna, the Pope’s soldiers burst into the home of the Mortara family. By order of the cardinal, they have come to take Edgardo, their seven-year-old son. The child had been secretly baptized by…

  • Friday 15. 09. 20:30


    On the Adamant

    Sur l’Adamant

    JP/FR, 2023, 109 min.; fr / cz tit

    Director: Nicolas Philibert

    The Adamant ship is a day stationer. The unique barge is located in the heart of Paris on the river Seine and it offers care for people suffering from mental disorders. Nicolas Philibert, one of the most famous documentary filmmakers…

  • Friday 15. 09. 20:30



    Suzume no Tojimari

    JP, 2022, 122 min.; jp / cz tit

    Director: Makoto Šinkai

    A modern adventure anime road movie where 17-year-old Suzume helps a mysterious young man close doors from another world appearing in abandoned places to prevent devastating disasters all over Japan. On the way to complete this mission, she must face…

  • Will-o’-the-Wisp


    PT/FR, 2022, 67 min.; pt / sk tit

    Director: João Pedro Rodrigues

    On his deathbed, his royal highness Alfredo, King without a crown, is taken back to distant youth memories and the time he dreamt of becoming a fireman. The encounter with instructor Afonso from the fire brigade opens a new chapter…

  • Piggy


    ES/FR, 2022, 90 min.; es / en sub / sk tit

    Director: Carlota Pereda

    Sara is the local butcher’s daughter constantly bullied by her peers, neglected by her family. Being a teen in a small village means you cannot hide. Lonely, insecure Sara spends her summer playing with her phone, helping her father in…

  • Friday 15. 09. 22:30

    Cinematik Bar

    DJ Tysker

    DJ set, 120 min.

    David Nemec, known under the stage name TYSKER, is a twenty-three-year-old young DJ and producer from Piešťany. His signature sound is characterized by a combination of deep and melodic elements of Afro House, Melodic House & Techno and Indie Dance…

  • Friday 15. 09. 19:00

    Cinematik Bar

    Cup of Tea

    Koncert, 60 min.

    Cup of Tea is a Slovak-British alternative band from Piešťany. Its work contains original melodies with English lyrics, which are inspired by the life observations of its individual members. The band does not skimp on elements from various musical genres…

  • Friday 15. 09. 13:00


    Lokal Pop-up & Vinyl Market

    Burza, 360 min.

    Made in ARTA Local sellers, the ground floor of the driving school,13:00-19:00 ARTA is home to many interesting people who have dedicated their work lives to creativity. Take advantage of this unique opportunity and visit our pop-up store with goods…

  • Friday 15. 09. 15:00

    Cinematik Bar

    Can films affect the outcome of elections?

    Diskusia, 60 min.

    Discussion of the Aktuality.sk Host Peter Hanák, together with guests Arpád Soltész, Mátyás Prikler and Peter Konečný, will take a look at domestic cinema, which has the ambition of an artistic, but also appreciated-by-the-audience reflection of the political situation in…