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Meeting Point Europe

Cinematik comes with a unique and original concept for its competitive section. In the main competition, entitled Meeting Point Europe, we screen a collection of the best European films made in 2018 and 2019, based on the votes of European film critics.

Under the auspices of the International Federation of Film Critics FIPRESCI

The competitive section is the showcase of each and every film festival. Cinematik comes with a unique and original concept for its competitive section. In the main competition, entitled Meeting Point Europe, we screen a collection of the best European films made in 2018 and 2019, based on the votes of European film critics.

It is an original concept of arranging a competitive section, since the films in the final selection have been chosen by a panel of film critics from 16 European countries (Austria, Belgium, Czech Republic, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Hungary, Italy, Montenegro, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Slovakia and United Kingdom). The final selection of films reflects the subjective views of European film critics on European cinema, while considering current trends on the levels of national and world cinema. However, the only relevant criteria are the artistic quality and the intensity of personal auteur expression.

The film critics made their own, personal “best of” lists of European films made in 2018 and 2019. They assigned points to every film and the selection of the best films from the voting will be screened at the festival within the Meeting Point Europe competitive section. At the end of the festival, the film with the most points will be announced as the winning picture and awarded the main prize of the festival—the Meeting Point Europe Award.

  • 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…

  • The Painted Bird

    Nabarvené ptáče

    CZ/SK/UA, 2019, 169 min.; cs, de, ru, la / sk tit

    Director: Václav Marhoul

    In order to protect their child from the mass killings of Jews, the young boy’s parents send their son to their relative living in the countryside in Eastern Europe. However, the boy’s aunt unexpectedly dies and the child is forced…

  • Les Misérables

    Les Misérables

    FR, 2019, 105 min.; fr, bm / cz tit

    Director: Ladj Ly

    Stéphane has recently joined the Anti-Crime Brigade of Montfermeil in the suburbs of Paris, where he observes the growing tension between neighbouring gangs. The film, inspired by the riots in 2005, is set in present-day Montfermeil, where the famous Les…

  • Jesus Shows You the Way to the Highway

    Jesus Shows You the Way to the Highway

    ES/EE/ET/LT/RO/GB, 2019, 82 min.; en / cz tit

    Director: Miguel Llansó

    Two special agents Palmer and Gagano are tasked with the mission of destroying a dangerous computer virus called Soviet Union. They enter the system using VR but the mission turns into trap.

  • Bait

    Bait

    GB, 2019, 89 min.; en / sk tit

    Director: Mark Jenkin

    Martin is a fisherman without a boat, his brother Steven having re-purposed it as a tourist tripper. In a once-thriving Cornish fishing village, there is a war between the locals and tourists.

  • This is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection

    This is Not a Burial, It’s a Resurrection

    LS, 2019, 120 min.; st / en sub / sk tit

    Director: Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese

    When her village is threatened with forced resettlement due to reservoir construction, an 80-year-old widow finds a new will to live and ignites the spirit of resilience within her community.

  • 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.