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.
US/IE/GB, 2018, 119 min.; en / cz tit
Director: Yorgos Lanthimos
At the royal court of unhappy and weak English queen Anne Stuart many are vying to win her fickle favour—not only ministers and dukes but especially her two companions Lady Sarah and new servant Abigail.
Grâce à Dieu
FR/BE, 2018, 137 min.; fr / en sub / sk tit
Director: François Ozon
A bitter case from a Lyon diocese involving Catholic priest Bernard Preynat who was charged with sexual abuse of more than 70 pre-teen boys since 1980s. The film is an uncompromising and direct critique of this particular priest as well as other authorities of French Catholic Church.
DE/UA/FR/NL/RO, 2018, 121 min.; ua, ru / en sub / sk tit
Director: Sergei Loznitsa
In the Donbass, a region of Eastern Ukraine, a hybrid war takes place, involving an open armed conflict alongside killings and robberies on a mass scale perpetrated by separatist gangs.
At Eternity’s Gate
US/GB/FR/IE/CH, 2018, 110 min.; en, fr / sk tit
Director: Julian Schnabel
To escape the lacklustre light of the north, Vincent van Gogh settles in the Mediterranean Arles in 1888, where he embarks on the most creative phase of his work.