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Artistic Director's Selection

  • SHTTL

    SHTTL

    UA/FR, 2022, 109 min.; yi / en sub / sk tit

    Director: Ady Walter

    A filmmaker returns from Kiev to his rural village to marry the love of his life. She is expected to marry the Rabbi’s son, which disrupts the balance of the whole village. In one unflinching shot, this film presents a…

  • Perfect Days

    Perfect Days

    JP/DE, 2023, 123 min.; jp, en / cz tit

    Director: Wim Wenders

    Hirayama seems utterly content with his simple life as a cleaner of toilets in Tokyo. Outside of his very structured everyday routine, he enjoys his passion for music and for books. And he loves trees and takes photos of them.

  • Strange Way of Life

    Extraña forma de vida

    ES/FR, 2023, 31 min.; en / sk tit

    Director: Pedro Almodóvar

    After twenty-five years Silva rides a horse across the desert to visit his friend Sheriff Jake. They celebrate the meeting, but the next morning Jake tells him that the reason for his trip is not to go down the memory…

  • The Miracle Club

    The Miracle Club

    UK, 2023, 91 min.; en / sk tit

    Director: Thaddeus O'Sullivan

    The joyful pilgrimage journey of a group of riotous working-class women from Dublin to Lourdes, France, leads them to discover each other’s friendship and their own personal miracles.

  • Kidnapped

    Rapito

    IT/FR/DE, 2023, 125 min.; it, he / cz tit

    Director: Marco Bellocchio

    In 1858, in the Jewish quarter of Bologna, the Pope’s soldiers burst into the home of the Mortara family. By order of the cardinal, they have come to take Edgardo, their seven-year-old son. The child had been secretly baptized by…

  • Kidnapped

    Rapito

    IT/FR/DE, 2023, 125 min.; it, he / cz tit

    Director: Marco Bellocchio

    In 1858, in the Jewish quarter of Bologna, the Pope’s soldiers burst into the home of the Mortara family. By order of the cardinal, they have come to take Edgardo, their seven-year-old son. The child had been secretly baptized by…

  • Will-o’-the-Wisp

    Fogo-Fátuo

    PT/FR, 2022, 67 min.; pt / sk tit

    Director: João Pedro Rodrigues

    On his deathbed, his royal highness Alfredo, King without a crown, is taken back to distant youth memories and the time he dreamt of becoming a fireman. The encounter with instructor Afonso from the fire brigade opens a new chapter…

  • Burning Days

    Kurak Günler

    TR/FR/DE/NL/GR/HR, 2022, 129 min.; tr / sk tit

    Director: Emin Alper

    Emre, a young prosecutor, newly appointed to the small town of Balkaya finds himself being pulled into a political conflict during his first murder investigation. When he forms a bond with the owner of the local newspaper, the pressure begins…

  • Perfect Days

    Perfect Days

    JP/DE, 2023, 123 min.; jp, en / cz tit

    Director: Wim Wenders

    Hirayama seems utterly content with his simple life as a cleaner of toilets in Tokyo. Outside of his very structured everyday routine, he enjoys his passion for music and for books. And he loves trees and takes photos of them.

  • The (Ex)perience of Love

    Le syndrome des amours passées

    BE/FR, 2023, 89 min.; fr / en sub / sk tit

    Director: Ann Sirot, Raphaël Balboni

    Rémy and Sandra are unable to have a child as they suffer from “Past Love Syndrome.” In order to be cured, they only have one solution: they have to sleep once again with each and every one of their past…

  • Both Sides of the Blade

    Avec amour et acharnement

    FR, 2022, 116 min.; fr / sk tit

    Director: Claire Denis

    Paris, and already winter. Sarah and Jean love each other. They have lived together for several years. Their love makes them happy, strong. There is mutual trust, and the desire has never died down. One morning (by chance?), Sarah crosses…

  • Neighbours

    Nachbarn

    CH, 2021, 124 min.; ku, ar, en, he / en sub / sk tit

    Director: Mano Khalil

    With a fine sense of humor and satire, the film tells of a childhood, which, between dictatorship and dark drama, also has its light moments. How much friendship, love and solidarity are possible in times of repression and despotism?…