Hva vil folk si, r. Iram Haq, NO/DE/SE, 2017; 106 min.; no, urdu / en sub / sk tit,
Fifteen-year-old Nisha lives a double life. At home in Oslo, she obeys the traditions and values of Pakistani family life, but outside with her friends she is just like any other Norwegian teenager. One day, Nisha’s two worlds brutally collide when her father catches her in bed with her white Norwegian boyfriend. Nisha is kidnapped by her parents and sent to live in Pakistan. At first, Nisha feels alone and afraid in the strange new land, but then slowly, she starts to discover her parents’ culture in a new way.
This movie will be screened after an Opening ceremony of 13th IFF Cinematik.stránka filmu
Skyggenes dal, r. Jonas Matzow Gulbrandsen, NO, 2017; 90 min.; no / en sub / cz tit,
Between the sea and the mountains in a small village in Norway, Aslak (6) lives with his mother Astrid. A tragic event occurs that Aslak can’t quite understand and Astrid struggles to handle. Aslak’s friend shows him a macabre scene; three half-eaten sheep killed in the forest on a full moon night. In a quest for answers, Aslak ventures into the menacing forest behind his house. Is what happens on his journey merely a boy’s imagination or is it reality?stránka filmu
Juliet, Naked, r. Jesse Peretz, US, 2018; 105 min.; en / sk tit,
Annie is stuck in a long-term relationship with Duncan – an obsessive fan of obscure rocker Tucker Crowe. When the acoustic demo of Tucker’s hit record from 25 years ago surfaces, its release leads to a life-changing encounter with the elusive rocker himself. Based on the novel by Nick Hornby, Juliet, Naked is a comic account of life’s second chances.stránka filmu
Vábenie výšok, r. Pavol Barabáš , SK, 2017; 100 min.; sk ,
In the late 20th century, Slovak Himalayan mountaineering experienced world successes, but also failures. Through the eyes of one generation of climbers, the documentary Addicted to Altitude shows the evolution of Slovak Himalayan mountaineering from the very first expeditions to the bold assaults on the world’s highest mountain.stránka filmu
Girl, r. Lukas Dhont, BE, 2018; 105 min.; fr, flam / en sub / cz tit,
Determined 15-year-old Lara is committed to becoming a professional ballerina. With the support of her father, she throws herself into this quest for the absolute at a new school. Lara’s adolescent frustrations and impatience are heightened as she realizes her body does not bend so easily to the strict discipline because she was born a boy.stránka filmu
Pivnica, r. Igor Voloshin, SK, 2018; 100 min.; sk / en sub,
A long-lasting marriage of Milan and Táňa is thoroughly ruined; the only thing that is holding them together is their daughter Lenka. When a sixteen-year-old teenager doesn’t return home from a party, their life turns upside down. Both parents get overtaken by helplessness, fear and feelings of guilt. Neither friends, nor classmates, nor neighbours – nobody can help them. Milan no longer trusts police investigation that goes nowhere, and decides to seek the truth by himself. What is a desperate parent capable of doing when his kid disappears?stránka filmu
Pyromanen, r. Erik Skjoldbjærg, NO, 2016; 96 min.; no / cz tit,
1978. All around a village in the south of Norway forests and abandoned buildings are being set on fire. Nineteen-year-old Dag, son of a fire chief, is unsuccessful in all his attempts to fit in the local community and the working group. He wanders through forests with a canister of gasoline and matches. He feels confident only when something is on fire. Small fires on the clearings are no longer enough and soon the lone teenager starts to be attracted by inhabited houses.
Teret, r. Ognjen Glavonić, RS/FR/HR/IR/QA, 2018; 98 min.; srb / en sub / sk tit,
Vlada works as a truck driver during the NATO bombing of Serbia in 1999. Tasked with transporting a mysterious load from Kosovo to Belgrade, he drives through unfamiliar territory, trying to make his way in a country scarred by the war. He knows that once the job is over, he will need to return home and face the consequences of his actions.stránka filmu
The Tale, r. Jennifer Fox, US, 2018; 114 min.; en / cz tit,
A woman filming a documentary on childhood rape victims starts to question the nature of her childhood relationship with her riding instructor and her running coach.stránka filmu
Zimna wojna, r. Pawel Pawlikowski, PL/FR/GB, 2018; 84 min.; pl, fr, de, hr / cz tit,
The story of a fateful love affair between singer Zula and composer Wiktor is set in the period of the building of Stalinist Poland as well as modern Europe. The two aren’t able to be together, but at the same time they are deeply attracted to each other and can’t live separately from each other. While jazz and folk music take turns on the background of Warsaw, Berlin and Paris, Zula and Wiktor perform their beautiful, though bitter ballad, their own cold war.stránka filmu
Sashishi deda, r. Ana Urushadze, GE/EE, 2017; 107 min.; ge / en sub / sk tit,
A 50-year-old housewife, Manana, is forced to confront her opposing identities as a dedicated mother, and a brilliant, yet unconventional writer. When faced with a choice between her family and her passion, she decides to plunge fully into writing, sacrificing to it both mentally and physically.stránka filmu
The House That Jack Built, r. Lars von Trier, DK/SE/FR/DE, 2018; 155 min.; en / cz tit,
USA in the 1970s. We follow the highly inteligent Jack over a span of 12 years and are introduced to the murders that define Jack’s development as a serial killer. We experience the story from Jack’s point of view, while he postulates each murder is an artwork in itself. As the inevitable police intervention is drawing nearer, he is taking greater and greater risks in his attempt to create the ultimate artwork. The House That Jack Built is a dark and sinister story, presented through a philosophical and occasional humorous tale.stránka filmu
The Seagull, r. Michael Mayer, US, 2018; 99 min.; en / sk tit,
One summer at a lakeside Russian estate, friends and family gather for a weekend in the countryside. While everyone is caught up in passionately loving someone who loves somebody else, a tragicomedy unfolds about art, fame, human folly, and the eternal desire to live a purposeful life.stránka filmu
Kongens Nei, r. Erik Poppe, NO/IE/DE/SE, 2016; 130 min.; se, de, no, de / en sub / sk tit,
The King’s Choice is based on a true story about three dramatic days in April of 1940, when the King of Norway is presented with the monstrous ultimatum from the Germans: surrender or die. With German soldiers hunting them down, the royal family is forced to flee from the capital. They decide to go separate ways, not knowing if they’ll ever see each other again.stránka filmu
Styx, r. Wolfgang Fischer, DE/AT, 2018; 94 min.; en, de / en sub / sk tit,
Rike embodies a typical Western model of happiness and success. She is educated, confident, determined and committed. We see Rike’s everyday life, as an emergency doctor, before she fulfils a long-held dream and sails out to sea alone in her sailing boat. But her dream holiday is quickly broken off on the high seas, when, after a storm, she finds herself near a stricken fishing boat. Around a hundred people are about to drown. Rike follows maritime law and radios for help. As her request is going nowhere, she is forced to make a momentous decision.stránka filmu
Dogman, r. Matteo Garrone, IT/FR, 2018; 102 min.; it / cz tit,
Dubbed an “urban Western,” Dogman takes place in an Italian suburb somewhere between metropolis and wild nature. Marcello, a small and gentle dog groomer, finds himself involved in a dangerous relationship of subjugation with Simone, a former violent boxer who terrorizes the entire neighborhood. In an effort to reaffirm his dignity, Marcello will submit to an unexpected act of vengeance.
Gräns, r. Ali Abbasi, SE/DK, 2018; 108 min.; se / cz tit,
Illogic as it may seem due to her deformed face shocking people all around her, Tina works as a customs officer. Tina has a refined sense of smell, she can literally sniff out fear on travellers carrying restricted substances and materials in their baggage. On an ordinary working day she meets Vore, an untidy man with long oily hair wearing a leather jacket, whose smell doesn’t reminds Tina of anything she has smelled before. Vore is the key to her own mysterious existence.
Oslo, 31. August, r. Joachim Trier, NO, 2011; 96 min.; no / en sub / sk tit,
Anders will soon complete his drug rehabilitation. As part of the program, he is allowed to go into the city for a job interview. But he takes advantage of the leave and stays on in the city, drifting around, meeting people he hasn’t seen in a long while. Thirty-four-year-old Anders is smart, handsome and from a good family, but deeply haunted by all the opportunities he has wasted, all the people he has let down. He is still relatively young, but feels his life in many ways is already over.stránka filmu
Jusqu'à la garde, r. Xavier Legrand, FR, 2017; 90 min.; fr / cz tit,
Miriam and Antoine Besson have divorced, and Miriam is seeking sole custody of their son Julien to protect him from a father she claims is violent. Antoine pleads his case as a scorned dad and the appointed judge rules in favor of joint custody. A hostage to the escalating conflict between his parents, Julien is pushed to the edge to prevent the worst from happening.stránka filmu
The Miseducation of Cameron Post, r. Desiree Akhavan, US, 2017; 91 min.; en / cz tit,
Cameron Post looks the part of a perfect high school girl. But after she’s caught with another girl in the back seat of a car on prom night, Cameron is quickly shipped off to a conversion therapy center that treats teens “struggling with same-sex attraction”. At the facility, Cameron is subjected to outlandish discipline, dubious “de-gaying” methods, and earnest Christian rock songs – but this unusual setting also provides her with an unlikely gay community. For the first time, Cameron connects with peers, and she’s able to find her place among fellow outcasts.stránka filmu
Loro, r. Paolo Sorrentino, IT/FR, 2018; 145 min.; it / sk tit,
In his new feature, Paolo Sorentino focuses on an entrepreneur and former prime minister, Silvio Berlusconi. A political satire on power and at the same time a picture of Italy’s decline at the beginning of the 21st century.
Climax, r. Gaspar Noé, FR, 2018; 95 min.; fr, en / cz tit,
The film follows a group of twenty dancers heading to an old school in the middle of a forest to rehearse there for three days. On the last day they organize a party with a huge bowl of sangria. As the party heats up, all of them are obviously bemused by drugs. However, nobody knows who and when gave them the drugs. It doesn’t take much time before they start to experience neuroses and psychoses multiplied by the electrifying rhythm of music. Some of them are floating on air, but some are falling into burning hell…stránka filmu
Louder Than Bombs, r. Joachim Trier, NO/FR/US, 2015; 109 min.; en / sk tit,
Three years after her unexpected death, the preparation of an exhibition celebrating the famous war photographer Laura Freed brings her husband and their two sons together for the first time in years. When an unsettling secret resurfaces, the three men are forced to look at each other and themselves in a new light, redefining their innermost needs and desires.stránka filmu
Utøya 22 juli, r. Erik Poppe, NO, 2018; 90 min.; no / cz tit,
Film U – July 22 is inspired by real events that occurred on this tragic day in 2011 on a Norwegian island when right-wing extremist Anders Breivik killed 77 people. The film observes the principle of unity of place and time, and is made in the form of a single shot. Suggestive camera tracks the main protagonist, 18-year-old Kaja, and other scared teenagers who don’t know what’s going on. They can hear uninterrupted firing, run in panic and try to hide.
Todos lo saben, r. Asghar Farhadi, FR/ES/IT, 2018; 132 min.; es / cz tit,
Laura and her children travel from Buenos Aires to the village where she was born, on a Spanish vineyard, to attend her sister’s wedding but unexpected events lead this gathering towards a crisis which exposes the hidden past of the family.
This movie will be screened after a Closing Ceremony of the 13th IFF Cinematik Piešťany, 2018.stránka filmu