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House of Arts

The House of Arts in Piešťany was built as the first purpose-built building outside of Bratislava after World War II. It is designed by the architect Ferdinand Milucky, who was among other things responsible for the modification and reconstruction of the Main Square and Castle Hill in Bratislava. It can  swagger with one of the biggest auditoriums in Slovakia (over 600 seats) and the interior has recently been enhanced with new projection technology.

  • Tuesday 15. 09. 11:00

    House of Arts

    Little Joe

    Little Joe

    AT/GB/DE/FR, 2019, 105 min.; en

    Director: Jessica Hausner

    Alice, a single mother, is a dedicated senior plant breeder at a corporation engaged in developing new species. Against company policy, she takes one home as a gift for her teenage son and names it after hum but soon starts…

  • Thursday 10. 09. 14:00

    House of Arts

    Family Romance, LLC

    Family Romance, LLC

    DE, 2019, 89 min.; jp / en sub / sk tit

    Director: Werner Herzog

    Romance is a business. Family, friends, followers. All available for hire. A man is hired to impersonate the missing father of a twelve-year-old girl. Shot in Japan, with Japanese actors, in Japanese language, Oscar-nominated auteur Werner Herzog brings to screen…

  • Tuesday 15. 09. 19:00

    House of Arts

    All Hands on Deck

    À l’abordage

    FR, 2020, 95 min.; fr / cz tit

    Director: Guillaume Brac

    It was supposed to be a one-time shared ride, but everything became complicated already in Paris, when instead of the expected girls, the seats of Edouard’s car got occupied by stocky, good-natured Chérif and straightforward Félix. The gawky mama’s boy…

  • Saturday 12. 09. 20:00

    House of Arts

    Hope

    Håp

    NO, 2019, 125 min.; no / cz tit

    Director: Maria Sødahl

    What happens with love when a woman in the middle of her life gets three months left to live? Anja (43) lives with Tomas (59) in a large family of biological children and stepchildren. For years, the couple have grown…

  • Friday 11. 09. 20:00

    House of Arts

    The Last Vermeer

    The Last Vermeer

    US, 2019, 117 min.; en / sk tit

    Director: Dan Friedkin

    While Joseph Piller, a Dutch Jew, was fighting in the Restistance during the Second World War, the witty, debonair aesthete, Han van Meegeren was hosting hedonistic soirées and selling Dutch art treasures to Hermann Göring and other top Nazis. Following…

  • Sunday 13. 09. 14:00

    House of Arts

    Shadow Country

    Krajina ve stínu

    CZ/SK, 2020, 173 min.; cz

    Director: Bohdan Sláma

    The film tells the story of the inhabitants of a forgotten village close to the Austrian border after the events of the 1930s to 1950s enter their lives. Previously it was essential to till the fields, survive the winter and…

  • Thursday 10. 09. 19:00

    House of Arts

    Servants

    Služobníci

    SK/RO/CZ/IE, 2020, 80 min.; sk / en sub

    Director: Ivan Ostrochovský

    It is the year 1980. Michal and Juraj are students at a theological seminary in totalitarian Czechoslovakia. Fearing the dissolution of the school, the tutors are moulding the seminarians into a shape that is satisfactory to the ruling Communist Party.

  • Thursday 10. 09. 21:30

    House of Arts

    Caught in the Net

    V síti

    CZ/SK, 2019, 90 min.; cz

    Director: Vít Klusák, Barbora Chalupová

    3 actresses, 3 rooms, 10 days and 2458 sexual predators. An experiment which urgently opens up a taboo topic of child abuse on the Internet. The documentary talks about a captivating drama of three protagonists alias “twelve-year-old girls” from their…

  • Saturday 12. 09. 10:00

    House of Arts

    Icons / Ferdinand Milučký

    IKONY / Ferdinand Milučký

    SK, 2020, 26 min.; sk, en

    Director: Dorota Vlnová

    Icons is a documentary series about the oldest living generation of Slovak architects—about the generation which reached the peak of its art during socialism and, today, it often doesn’t receive its deserved recognition. The film is not merely a portrait…

  • And Then We Danced

    And Then We Danced

    SE/GE/FR, 2019, 113 min.; ka / en sub / cz tit

    Director: Levan Akin

    From an early age, Merab has formed part of the national ensemble of traditional dances, where young girls and boys express the soul of the nation built on Orthodoxy, traditional gender roles and family traditions through movement. However, when Irakli…

  • Earth

    Erde

    AT, 2019, 119 min.; en, de, hu, es, it / en sub / sk tit

    Director: Nikolaus Geyrhalter

    Spectacular images show several mining sites in Europe and North America. Reliefs made by heavy equipment prove that humans transform the world like no other species before them. A fascinating visual experience similar to abstract art exposes an unprecedented life…

  • Fire Will Come

    O que arde

    ES/FR/LU, 2019, 85 min.; gl, es / en sub / cz tit

    Director: Oliver Laxe

    After serving his sentence for arson, Amador returns to his home village. His mother Benedicta welcomes his return with stoic peace of mind. Amador participates in the life of the village, which silently goes on in harmony with nature. He…

  • Beanpole

    Dylda

    RU, 2019, 137 min.; ru / cz tit

    Director: Kantěmir Balagov

    1945, Leningrad. World War II has devastated the city, leaving its citizens in shambles, physically and mentally. Two young women—Iya and Masha—search for the meaning of life and hope in the personal struggle to rebuild their lives among the ruins.

  • Bacurau

    Bacurau

    BR/FR, 2018, 131 min.; pt, en / en sub / cz tit

    Director: Kleber Mendonça Filho, Juliano Dornelles

    A few years from now… Bacurau, a small town in the Brazilian sertão, mourns the loss of its matriarch, Carmelita, who lived to be 94. Days later, its inhabitants notice that their community has vanished from most maps.

  • Saturday 12. 09. 11:00

    House of Arts

    The Cave

    Nang Non

    IE/TH, 2019, 104 min.; en, th / cz tit

    Director: Tom Waller

    The film is inspired by the real events that took place in the summer of 2018. A soccer team, consisting of twelve schoolboys, and their coach went for a walk into a cave complex Tham Luang in the Chiang Rain…

  • Babyteeth

    Babyteeth

    AU, 2019, 118 min.; en / cz tit

    Director: Shannon Murphy

    Life is beautiful also because you cannot plan it. When a sixteen-year-old teenager, Milla, falls in love with a problematic boy, Moses, it is her parent’s worst nightmare. However, as Milla’s first brush with love brings her a new lust…

  • Saturday 12. 09. 17:00

    House of Arts

    Mother

    Madre

    ES/FR, 2019, 129 min.; es, fr / en sub / cz tit

    Director: Rodrigo Sorogoyen

    Ten years have gone by since Elena’s six-year-old son has disappeared. The last thing she heard from him was a phone call he gave her, saying that he was lost on a beach in France and could not find his…

  • Tuesday 15. 09. 14:00

    House of Arts

    The Truth

    La vérité

    FR/JP/CH, 2019, 106 min.; fr, en / cz tit

    Director: Hirokazu Kore’eda

    A stormy reunion between scriptwriter Lumir and her famous mother and actress, Fabienne, against the backdrop of Fabienne’s autobiographical book and her latest role in a sci-fi picture as a mother who never grows old.

  • Slalom

    Slalom

    FR/BE, 2020, 92 min.; fr / en sub / sk tit

    Director: Charlène Favier

    Under the guidance of a strict ex-champion, a promising fifteen-year-old girl trains to be a professional skiing star. Will she be able to endure the physical and emotional pressure?…

  • Saturday 12. 09. 14:00

    House of Arts

    The Mute

    Krew Boga

    PL/BE, 2019, 100 min.; pl / en sub / cz tit

    Director: Bartosz Konopka

    Two men in the Early Middle Ages come to a pagan land—one to bring Christianity, the other to find his way of living. They choose two different ways of reaching the pagans. In the fight between dialogue and force, one…

  • Clergy

    Kler

    PL, 2018, 135 min.; pl, it, cz / en sub / sk tit

    Director: Wojciech Smarzowski

    A few years ago, tragic events brought together the fates of three Catholic priests. Since then, they have been meeting every year to commemorate the anniversary of the tragedy. Their motivation, experience and experiences to serve as priests are extremely…

  • Hatred

    Wołyń

    PL, 2016, 150 min.; ru, yi, de, pl, uk / en sub / sk tit

    Director: Wojciech Smarzowski

    The story begins in 1939, taking place in a village in the Volhynia region inhabited by Ukrainians, Poles and Jews, just before the outbreak of the Second World War. A young Polish girl, Zosia Głowacka, falls in love with a…

  • Sunday 13. 09. 20:00

    House of Arts

    A Perfectly Normal Family

    En helt almindelig familie

    DK, 2020, 93 min.; da / en sub / cz tit

    Director: Malou Reymann

    Emma has a perfectly normal family until one day it turns out her dad, Thomas, is transgender. As Thomas becomes Agnete, both father and daughter struggle to hold on to what they had while accepting that everything has changed.