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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.

  • Bad Poems

    Rossz versek

    HU/FR, 2018, 97 min.; hu / en sub / sk tit

    Director: Gábor Reisz

    33-years old Tamás Merthner is heartbroken after his girlfriend Anna breaks up with him. While wallowing in self-pity, Tamás takes a trip down memory lane to figure out if love only exists when it is practically gone. As he is…

  • On Body and Soul

    Teströl es lélekröl

    HU, 2017, 116 min.; hu / cz tit

    Director: Ildikó Enyedi

    An unconventional love story of two differently maimed people—an aging financial director of a slaughterhouse and a young reserved inspector of meat quality. Both protagonists are amazed to find out that they share the same dreams and they slowly try…

  • Wednesday 15. 09. 11:00

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    Tall Tales

    Apró Mesék

    HU, 2019, 112 min.; hu / sk tit

    Director: Attila Szász

    1945, Hungary. Shortly after the end of World War II, when chaos and insecurity reign supreme over the country, a con man tries to take advantage of such uncertain times. Forced to flee Budapest, he’s given shelter in the woods…

  • Invasion

    Invázió

    HU, 1986, 37 min.; hu / sk tit

    Director: Ildikó Enyedi

    In a fictional nation, in a fictional city, the inhabitants are escaping into the underworld.

  • The Mole

    Vakond

    HU, 1987, 70 min.; hu / sk tit

    Director: Ildikó Enyedi

    An agent, sent to solve the secret of the lives of those who have a daily routine, wishes to be a part of them. After revealing the secret—that the world is a projected image—he enters this dream-reality.

  • Wednesday 15. 09. 17:00

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    The Auschwitz Report

    Správa

    SK/CZ/DE, 2020, 94 min.; sk, en, cz, pl, de / sk tit

    Director: Peter Bebjak

    After more than a year of meticulous planning, Auschwitz prisoners Alfréd and Rudolf set forth an escape plan in hopes of sharing precious evidence with anti-Nazi forces. With the resilient aid of their fellow inmates, the pair embarks on a…

  • Wednesday 15. 09. 20:00

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    Forebodings

    Peredčutťa

    UA/LT/SK, 2019, 90 min.; uk / sk tit

    Director: Vjačeslav Kryštofovyč

    The slow pace of life in the small seaside town of N is suddenly disturbed by a local scandal surrounding a man who has recently passed away. Only his wife and his friend know where he was buried, and they…

  • Bad Luck Banging or Loony Porn

    Babardeală cu bucluc sau porno balamuc

    RO/HR/CZ/LU, 2021, 106 min.; ro / cz tit

    Director: Radu Jude

    The video becomes viral. It shows sex between a man and a woman in masks. The woman is identified despite wearing the mask. What a pity that she is a teacher and should be a role model. Especially, in (a…

  • What Do We See When We Look at the Sky?

    Ras vkhedavt, rodesac cas vukurebt?

    DE/GE, 2021, 150 min.; ka / sk tit

    Director: Alexandre Koberidze

    It’s love at first sight when Lisa and Giorgi meet by chance on a street in the Georgian city of Kutaisi. Love strikes them so suddenly; they even forget to ask each other’s names. Before continuing on their way, they…

  • Streetwise

    Gaey Wa'r

    CN, 2021, 93 min.; cn / en sub / sk tit

    Director: Jiazuo Na

    Dongzi, a small-town youth, becomes debt-collector in an attempt to pay off his sick father’s hospital bills. A cold and estranged parent-child relationship, an unsettling life on the streets, and an ambiguous relationship with a woman; in Dongzi’s shoes, this…

  • Thursday 16. 09. 17:00

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    Mistakes

    Chyby

    CZ, 2021, 99 min.; cz

    Director: Jan Prušinovský

    Ema is a 25-year-old energetic shop assistant in a small-town supermarket. Tomáš is a 30-year-old roofer living in a nearby village. One night, which neither of them expected anything special from, quickly grows into a relationship, love and living together.

  • The Story of My Wife

    A feleségem története

    HU/FR/IT/DE, 2021, 169 min.; en, fr, nl / cz tit

    Director: Ildikó Enyedi

    Jacob Störr, a sea captain, makes a bet in a café with a friend, to marry the first woman who enters the place. And in walks Lizzy.

  • Rifkin’s Festival

    Rifkin's Festival

    US, 2020, 88 min.; en / cz tit

    Director: Woody Allen

    The film tells the story of an American couple who attend the San Sebastian International Film Festival. The couple is carried away by the charm of this small town in the north of Spain and the magic of the film…

  • Loop

    Hurok

    HU, 2016, 95 min.; hu / sk tit

    Director: Isti Madarász

    A drug dealer and his girlfriend betray their boss on their last mission, and the lead gets stuck in a time loop.

  • Friday 17. 09. 14:00

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    Wild Roots

    Külön falka

    HU/SK, 2021, 98 min.; hu / sk tit

    Director: Hajni Kis

    Ex-con Tibor works as a bouncer in a club. He’s in financial difficulties and in an endless conflict with his surroundings. He and his wild daughter have not seen each other for seven years. The twelve-year-old girl lives with her…

  • Friday 17. 09. 14:00

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    Love, Dad

    Milý tati

    CZ/SK, 2021, 13 min.; cz / en sub

    Director: Diana Cam Van Nguyen

    The film depicts the relationship of a daughter who, through this film, looks for a way back to her father. The author found letters he had written to her from prison years ago. Letters full of love she never experienced…

  • The Worst Person in the World

    Verdens verste menneske

    NO/FR/SE/DK/US, 2021, 121 min.; no / cz tit

    Director: Joachim Trier

    The movie chronicles four years in the life of Julie, a young woman who navigates the troubled waters of her love life and struggles to find her career path, leading her to take a realistic look at who she really…

  • Benedetta

    Benedetta

    FR/NL, 2021, 127 min.; fr / cz tit

    Director: Paul Verhoeven

    A 17th-century nun in Italy suffers from disturbing religious and erotic visions. She is assisted by a companion, and the relationship between the two women develops into a romantic love affair.

  • Lamb

    Lamb

    IS/SE/PL, 2021, 106 min.; is / cz tit

    Director: Valdimar Jóhannsson

    A childless couple, María and Ingvar discover a mysterious newborn on their farm in Iceland. The unexpected prospect of family life brings them much joy, before ultimately destroying them.

  • Saturday 18. 09. 11:00

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    Vera Dreams of the Sea

    Vera andrron detin

    XK/MK/AL, 2021, 85 min.; sq / sk tit

    Director: Kaltrina Krasniqi

    The story of Vera, a middle-aged sign language interpreter whose life is disrupted by the death of her husband. In the aftermath, she must come to terms with the harsh realities and courageously confront deeply ingrained gender stereotypes.

  • Gunda

    Gunda

    NO/US/GB, 2020, 93 min.; en / cz tit

    Director: Viktor Kossakovsky

    Experiential cinema in its purest form, Gunda chronicles the unfiltered lives of a mother pig, a flock of chickens, and a herd of cows with masterful intimacy. Using stark, transcendent black and white cinematography and the farm’s ambient soundtrack, the…

  • Saturday 18. 09. 17:00

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    Feathers

    Feathers

    EG/NL/GR/FR, 2021, 112 min.; ar / cz tit

    Director: Omar El Zohairy

    An Egyptian poor family is forced to come to self-discovery after something very mysterious and strange happens during a child’s birthday party. A film about a strong female protagonist in a distinctly patriarchal world.

  • Saturday 18. 09. 23:00

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    The Green Knight

    The Green Knight

    US/IE/CA/GB, 2021, 125 min.; en / cz tit

    Director: David Lowery

    This story begins in a time when honour was above all and courage made kings. The valiant but willful Knight of the Round Table Sir Gawain, nephew of King Arthur, embarks on a daring journey, at the end of which…

  • Petite Maman

    Petite maman

    FR, 2021, 72 min.; fr / cz tit

    Director: Céline Sciamma

    Nelly has just lost her grandmother and is helping her parents clean out her mother’s childhood home. She explores the house and the surrounding woods. One day she meets a girl her same age building a treehouse.

  • Nine Days

    Nine Days

    US, 2020, 124 min.; en / sk tit

    Director: Edson Oda

    A reclusive man conducts a series of interviews with human souls for a chance to be born.

  • The Man Who Sold His Skin

    The Man Who Sold His Skin

    TN/FR/BE/SE/DE, 2020, 100 min.; ar, en, fr, nl / sk tit

    Director: Kaouther Ben Hania

    Sam Ali, a young sensitive and impulsive Syrian, left his country for Lebanon to escape the war. To be able to travel to Europe and live with the love of his life, he accepts to have his back tattooed by…

  • Tuesday 14. 09. 19:00

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    107 Mothers

    Cenzorka

    SK/CZ/UA, 2021, 90 min.; sk / en sub

    Director: Peter Kerekes

    Lesya has committed a crime of passion which brings her a seven-year sentence in one of Odessa’s correctional facilities for women. She has just given birth to her first child and now she is entering a world populated only by…

  • Friday 17. 09. 09:00

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    ArchitecTOUR Dom umenia

    Guided Tour DU

    Dom umenia (the House of Arts), where the main program of the Cinematik Festival takes place, is an exceptionally well-preserved monument of modern architecture. We invite you to a tour of this brutalist structure by Ferdinand Milučký with the commentary…

  • Dear Comrades!

    Dorogije tovarišči

    RU, 2020, 120 min.; ru / cz tit

    Director: Andrej Končalovskij

    USSR, Novocherkassk, 1962. Lyudmila is a member of the local Communist Party. She is a staunch upholder of the Communist regime and ideals and despises any form of dissent. During a labour strike at the local electromotive factory, she witnesses…