Cinematik will present cult movies such as Friday the 13th, Dog Day Afternoon, as well as the series The Spot

5. September 2019

This year, Cinematik visitors can look forward to up to 96 attractive film titles in ten program sections. Eighty-five films from the program will be feature-length and many of them will be seen for the first time on the big screen by Slovak cinemagoers. The festival will take place at its traditional venues in Piestany, but there are also going to be be brand new and unusual spaces in which you have not experienced film screenings yet.

The Free Zone program section bravely resists thinking in genre and idea boxes. It offers a more than interesting selection of films of all genres and diverse geographical origins, and also invites viewers to film experiences with special timing or in unconventional scenery.

Documentary movies will be represented by the award-winning American-British film Three Identical Strangers (2018). The director and screenwriter Tim Wardle has captured a sensational true story of identical triplets that were split right after birth, just to meet again after twenty years by chance. The film about their incredible fate full of the most unlikely coincidences and twists won the special jury prize at Sundance.

Other documentary films in this section include Jacques Perrin’s and Jacques Cluzaud’s breathtaking cinema trip to the European forest Seasons (2015), but also the current domestic film Non-Believers (2019), which authentically captures how a visit of fiery conspirators in the editorial office of one of the largest Slovak newspapers looked like.

The last mentioned film will be screened in the unique premises of the Old Power Plant in Piešťany. As well as the post-apocalyptic miniseries by Peter Bebjak The Spot (2019), or Sean S. Cunningham’s cult horror Friday the 13th, which will be screened, quite symptomatically, on Friday 13.
A promise of a Extraordinary atmosphere is given by another special screening of the notoriously known bank drama Dog Day Afternoon (1975) by Sydney Lumet, which will take place in the industrial premises of the new Art Center in the former Figaro factory building.

The Free Zone audiences will also be given a chance to catch up with their Oscar backlog thanks to the screenings of two of the most successful films of last year, according to the members of the Academy. The winner of best picture Green Book (2018) by Peter Farrelly and the winner of the best adapted screenplay, Spike Lee’s BlacKkKlansman (2018 ). The pleasing American mainstream also brings us Jonah Hill’s nostalgic directorial debut Mid90s (2019) and the star-packed crime comedy Going in Style (2017) by Zach Braff.

The top of European film art will be represented by Thomas Vinterberg’s star-filled drama Kursk (2019); the mysterious Swedish-American horror movie Midsommar (2019) by Ari Aster; the historical costume drama from the environment of Mary Queen of Scots (2018) by Josie Rourke; or also the humorously anti-materialistic German comedy 100 Things (2018) by Florian David Fitz.