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Fontána Cinema

The cultural-social center and cinema Fountain was originally called Cinema Moscow. In the 1970s, it was  commonly screening blockbusters, of course only those with the regimes blessing. The cinema was a favorite place among young people, and the Fountain took advantage of this fact and expanded its projection into the outdoor space, bringing it closer to the ideal of American cinemas of the time. It is now one of the main and largest Cinematik venues.

  • On Your Marks!

    Na značky!

    SK/CZ, 2021, 79 min.; cz, sk

    Director: Mária Pinčíková

    The individual nothing, the entirety everything! A healthy mind in a healthy body! Be loyal to yourself, to the truth and to justice! These are just some of the slogans of the Sokol movement, which originated in 1862 and still…

  • Night of the Kings

    La Nuit des rois

    FR/CI/CA/SN, 2020, 92 min.; fr, dyu / sk tit

    Director: Philippe Lacôte

    A young man is sent to Ivory Coast’s most ferocious prison, a world governed by rites and unwritten laws. As the red moon casts an eerie spell, he is designated to narrate stories to his fellow inmates; he has no…

  • No Telling

    No Telling

    US, 1991, 93 min.; en / sk tit

    Director: Larry Fessenden

    Geoffrey Gaines, a brilliant surgeon, arrives with his wife Lillian in the countryside. Geoffrey plans to carry on with a secret medical research. Lillian came here with the hope to conceive their much desired offspring. Geoffrey’s experiments very quickly cross…

  • My 20th Century

    Az én XX. századom

    HU/DE/CU, 1989, 102 min.; hu / sk tit

    Director: Ildikó Enyedi

    Two twin sisters, who grew up separately, Dóra, a pseudo-aristocrat, and Lili, an anarchist bomber, are reunited through Z, a mysterious traveller of the luxurious Orient-Express.

  • Wednesday 15. 09. 14:00

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    White on White

    Biela na bielej

    SK, 2020, 74 min.; sk, en / sk tit

    Director: Viera Čákanyová

    The documentary is director’s video diary that she kept while staying at the Polish Antarctic station, where in 2017 she shot the film FREM (2019), whose main character was an artificial neural network. During her stay, the author chats with…

  • Wednesday 15. 09. 17:00

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    Architect of Brutal Poetry

    Architekt drsnej poetiky

    SK/CZ/BR, 2021, 70 min.; sk

    Director: Ladislav Kaboš

    An old man fails to recognize his own face in the mirror. He suffers from Alzheimer’s disease. Little by little, his memories get washed away. One day he decides to tell the story of his life to his reflection in…

  • Quo Vadis, Aida?

    Quo Vadis, Aida?

    BA/AT/RO/NL/DE/PL/FR/TR/NO, 2020, 101 min.; sh, bs, en, nl, sr / cz tit

    Director: Jasmila Žbanić

    Bosnia, July 1995. The Serbian army approaches Srebrenica, which is declared a “safe zone” by the UN. Tens of thousands of people are fleeing their homes to a nearby UN base. Aida, a translator working for the UN, knows the…

  • Habit

    Habit

    US, 1995, 113 min.; en / sk tit

    Director: Larry Fessenden

    A charismatic alcoholic Sam has only recently broken up with his longtime girlfriend Liza. Following his father’s recent death, tired of life he finds solace in the arms of mysterious Anna, who appears out of nowhere. Their relationship very quickly…

  • FOMO – Fear of Missing Out

    FOMO – Megosztod és uralkodsz

    HU, 2019, 93 min.; hu / en sub / sk tit

    Director: Attila Hartung

    Gergő and his teenage friends are into three things: partying, sex, and their online following. One night, at a party, Lilla falls victim to the boys. A dare gets out of hand and the youngsters’ world changes forever overnight.

  • Thursday 16. 09. 14:00

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    The Commune

    Komúna

    SK, 2020, 85 min.; sk, cz / en sub

    Director: Jakub Julény

    A desire for freedom during the period of “normalization” in Czechoslovakia lay behind the creation of a free association of young people from Košice, abiding by the principles of the underground. They became outsiders by choice, with the aim of…

  • Thursday 16. 09. 17:00

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    Blood, Sweat and Tears

    Na krev

    CZ, 2020, 71 min.; cz / en sub

    Director: Erik Knopp

    The documentary film traces the eighth generation of the family of puppeteers, Kopecký, through brothers Rosťa and Vítek Novák, in critical moments of their lives, starting with the year 2014 when they acquired their own theatre space—Jatka 78—sparking the idea…

  • Thursday 16. 09. 20:00

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    Every Single Minute

    Každá minúta života

    CZ/SK, 2021, 80 min.; sk

    Director: Erika Hníková

    Young couple Lenka and Michal Hanuliak have been conducting an unusual experiment with their four-year-old son Miško since his birth. Every minute of his life is managed in such a manner that he can grow up to be a top…

  • Wendigo

    Wendigo

    US, 2001, 92 min.; en / sk tit

    Director: Larry Fessenden

    A New York photographer George, together with his wife and a young son, arrives in the snow-covered countryside to take a break from a busy Manhattan life. While driving to the cottage, they hit a deer. The planned rural idyll…

  • Bebia, à mon seul désir

    Bebia, à mon seul désir

    GB/GE, 2020, 113 min.; ka, ru / sk tit

    Director: Juja Dobrachkous

    Returning home for the funeral of her grandmother, seventeen-year-old Ariadna must cross the unspoiled Georgian countryside to connect her grandmother’s soul with her resting body in an ancient burial custom. Traversing this exhausting and raw terrain, Ariadna is forced to…

  • Unseen

    Neviditeľná

    SK, 2020, 87 min.; en, sk / sk tit

    Director: Maia Martiniak

    Three stories of women in the film Unseen are complemented by three births. Through them, we are given the space to immerse ourselves into the birthing reality in Slovakia and Denmark, and to understand the events that Melody, Stella and…

  • Flying Dutchman Lubomir Feldek

    Blúdiaci Holanďan Ľubomír Feldek

    SK, 2021, 53 min.; sk

    Director: Marek Janičík

    Ľubomír Feldek is one of the most important Slovak poets, publicists, book translators and playwrights of Slovakia of the 20th century. Feldek is a Slovak translator of Shakespeare, co-creator of the most legendary Slovak fairy tale Perinbaba and the son…

  • Beginning

    Dasatskisi

    GE/FR, 2020, 125 min.; ka / cz tit

    Director: Dea Kulumbegashvili

    In a sleepy provincial town, a Jehovah’s Witness community is attacked by an extremist group. In the midst of this conflict, the familiar world of Yana, the wife of the community leader, slowly crumbles. Yanna’s inner discontent grows as she…

  • The Last Winter

    The Last Winter

    US/IS, 2006, 101 min.; en / sk tit

    Director: Larry Fessenden

    The oil company plans to restore the rig at the old drilling site which was, for mysterious reasons, abandoned and the rig sealed. The scheduled return of drilling is accompanied by unusual weather fluctuations. One of the members of the…

  • Saturday 18. 09. 10:00

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    The Lost Prince

    Le prince oublié

    FR, 2020, 102 min.; sk

    Director: Michel Hazanavicius

    Everything in Djibi’s life revolves around his beloved seven-year-old daughter Sofia. The devoted single dad is never late for her nightly story time. Every night when Sofia falls asleep, he takes her to “Storyland”, a fictional movie studio where the…

  • Saturday 18. 09. 14:00

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    The Sailor

    The Sailor

    SK, 2021, 79 min.; en / sk tit

    Director: Lucia Kašová

    Sailor Paul Johnson sailed the world all his life. He lived wildly, got drunk, made love and never settled on land. Now he is eighty and neither he nor his ship are fit to set sail anymore. While he drinks…

  • Saturday 18. 09. 17:00

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    At Full Throttle

    Láska pod kapotou

    SK/CZ, 2021, 85 min.; cz

    Director: Miro Remo

    A determined man in his fifties, Jaroslav, has two passions in life. Fast cars and his school love Jitka, who after his failed marriage gave him hope and desire to move on. Jitka, the most senior autocross driver in the…

  • DAU. Natasha

    DAU. Natasha

    DE/UA/GB/RU, 2020, 146 min.; ru, en / sk tit

    Director: Ilja Chržanovskij, Jekaterina Oertel

    Natasha runs the canteen at a secret Soviet research institute. Everyone drops in here: the institute’s employees, scientists and visiting foreign guests. By day she serves food, by night she attends wild parties that know neither class distinction nor cadre.

  • Beneath

    Beneath

    US, 2013, 90 min.; en / sk tit

    Director: Larry Fessenden

    Six classmates choose to camp by the lake to celebrate the graduation—the beginning of a new life. The lake is emblazoned with legends about a carnivorous fish. Its very first attack reveals the true characters of the protagonists, exposes the…

  • Depraved

    Depraved

    US, 2019, 114 min.; en / sk tit

    Director: Larry Fessenden

    Henry is a brilliant surgeon suffering from PTSD from the war in the Middle East. On the battlefield, he had brought a dead soldier back to life. After returning home, he continues to experiment with reviving the dead, as a…

  • I Sell the Dead

    I Sell the Dead

    US, 2008, 85 min.; en / sk tit

    Director: Glenn McQuaid

    Willy Grimes and his apprentice Arthur Blake scrape along 18th-century England robbing graves. One fateful evening, their work routine is disrupted by a peculiar corpse with a wooden stake stuck right in the heart. Their escape from her curse and…

  • Fritzi: A Revolutionary Tale

    Fritzi: Eine Wendewundergeschichte

    DE/LU/BE/CZ, 2019, 87 min.; cz

    Director: Matthias Bruhn, Ralf Kukula

    Leipzig, 1989. Twelve-year-old Fany takes loving care of Sputnik, the dog of her best friend Sophie, who has gone to Hungary with her mother for the summer holidays. At the beginning of the school year, however, Sophie has not returned…

  • Coyote

    Kojot

    HU, 2017, 126 min.; hu / sk tit

    Director: Márk Kostyál

    Sultry heat, dinginess of a small town, unspoken social problems, hierarchical infighting. It is the town of Tűzkő, somewhere in Hungary, in our days. Misi has inherited his grandpa’s house and property. He is a disillusioned and frustrated young man…

  • The Drover’s Wife

    The Drover's Wife

    AU, 2021, 109 min.; en / sk tit

    Director: Leah Purcell

    A lonely bushwoman struggles to raise her children and run the family farm while her husband is away.

  • Comrade Drakulich

    Drakulics Elvtárs

    HU, 2019, 95 min.; hu / en sub / sk tit

    Director: Márk Bodzsár

    A vampire tale set during the Cold War. At the beginning of the 70s, the People’s Republic of Hungary organizes a blood drive for Vietnam, which is at war with the United States. As the guest of honour, a vampire…

  • Love Affair(s)

    Les Choses qu'on dit, les choses qu'on fait

    FR, 2020, 122 min.; fr / sk tit

    Director: Emmanuel Mouret

    Waiting for her boyfriend to join her on a country vacation, three months pregnant Daphne bonds with his cousin Maxime, and their shared intimacy brings them closer together into a full-fledged love affair.

  • Thursday 16. 09. 18:00

    Fontána Cinema

    Július Koller. Futurological Cultural Situation

    Exhibition Opening

    Miesto / Location: PMG, exteriér mesta Piešťany Trvanie / Duration: 17. 9. – 6. 11. 2021 / September 17, 2021 – November 6, 2021 Otvorenie / Opening: 16. 9. o 18.00 hod. / September 16, 2021 at 6:00 p.m. Kurátor…