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.
Triangle of Sadness
SE, 2022, 149 min.; en / cz tit
Director: Ruben Östlund
Models Carl and Yaya are navigating the world of fashion while exploring the boundaries of their relationship. The couple are invited for a luxury cruise with super-rich passengers, a Russian oligarch, British arms dealers and an idiosyncratic, alcoholic, Marx-quoting captain.
ES, 2021, 120 min.; es / cz tit
Director: Pedro Almodóvar
Two women, Janis and Ana, find themselves in a hospital room at the same time, waiting to give birth. Both are single and got pregnant unexpectedly. Janis is middle-aged, does not regret being pregnant, and is looking forward to having…
FR/BE/DE/SE, 2021, 112 min.; en, fr, se / en sub / sk tit
Director: Mia Hansen-Løve
A filmmaking couple living in America, Chris and Tony retreat to the mythical Fårö island for the Summer. In this wild, breathtaking landscape where Bergman lived and shot his most celebrated pieces, they hope to find inspiration for their upcoming…
GB/US, 2022, 98 min.; en / cz tit
Director: Charlotte Wells
Sophie reflects on the shared joy and private melancholy of a holiday she took with her father twenty years earlier. Memories real and imagined fill the gaps between miniDV footage as she tries to reconcile the father she knew with…
Un autre monde
FR, 2021, 96 min.; fr / en sub/ sk tit
Director: Stéphane Brizé
An executive manager, his wife and his family, at the moment when his professional choices are about to overwhelm them all. Philippe Lemesle and his wife are in the process of separating, their love irretrievably damaged by pressures of work.
PL/IT, 2022, 86 min.; pl / en sub / cz tit
Director: Jerzy Skolimowski
The world is a mysterious place when seen through the eyes of an animal. EO, a grey donkey with melancholic eyes, meets good and bad people on his life’s path, experiences joy and pain, endures the wheel of fortune randomly…
HU, 2022, 92 min.; hu / en sub / cz tit
Director: László Csuja, Anna Nemes
Edina, a female bodybuilder, is ready to sacrifice everything for the dream she shares with Adam, her partner and trainer: to win the World Championship. The odd love she finds on her way there makes her see the difference between…
CZ, 2021, 98 min.; cz / en sub
Director: Michal Nohejl
One night, one bar. A sleepy party of actors after their performance is interrupted by the visit of an uninvited guest. A very drunk Russian officer came to sell a canister of army gasoline, but the deal turns into a…
AT/DE, 2021, 116 min.; de, en / sk tit
Director: Sebastian Meise
In post-war Germany, liberation by the Allies does not mean freedom for everyone. Hans is repeatedly imprisoned under Paragraph 175, which criminalizes homosexuality. Over the decades, he develops an unlikely bond with his cellmate Viktor. The…