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Il cinema slovacco protagonista della 14ma edizione di Cinematik

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- Il festival del cinema slovacco, che si svolgerà dal 10 al 15 settembre, renderà omaggio al portoghese João Pedro Rodrigues con il suo Respect Award

Il cinema slovacco protagonista della 14ma edizione di Cinematik
The Good Death di Tomáš Krupa

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One of the younger Slovakian international film festivals, Cinematik, will soon unspool for the 14th time in the spa town of Piešťany. The line-up traditionally includes the Meeting Point Europe section, which rounds up intriguing European productions from the 2018-2019 season, including Yorgos Lanthimos’ much-celebrated royal affair The Favourite [+leggi anche:
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, François Ozon’s latest drama By the Grace of God [+leggi anche:
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, the disarmingly absurd comedy Diamantino [+leggi anche:
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by Gabriel Abrantes and Daniel Schmidt, Sacha Polak’s Dirty God [+leggi anche:
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, Bertrant Bonello’s Cannes-premiered Zombi Child [+leggi anche:
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and Julian Schnabel’s van Gogh drama starring Willem Dafoe, At Eternity’s Gate [+leggi anche:
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Cinematik regularly hosts a competition for Slovakian documentaries in the Cinematik.doc section. The titles that will vie for the award this year are Tomáš Krupa’s award-winning intimate doc examining the taboo topic of death and assisted suicide, The Good Death [+leggi anche:
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; Peter KerekesBATAstories [+leggi anche:
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, which revolves around the story of Tomáš Baťa but also that of modern global capitalism; Swedes from the Slum, in which Katarína Farkašová tracks the lives of three Roma children adopted in Sweden as they return to their homeland to visit their biological parents; and Erik PrausThe Calling [+leggi anche:
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, which respectfully observes “the life of monks but also shows the ostentatious beauty of the monastery”, among other movies. Domestic filmmaker Barbora Berezňáková will introduce her first feature-length project, Never Happened [+leggi anche:
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, as a world premiere in this same section. She employs found-footage aesthetics as she tells the story of three friends from the 1990s whose lives and actions would come to be closely intertwined with the highest echelons of politics, a tale that resonates in this current, challenging political climate.

The In the House section will screen a selection of domestic features and short oeuvres by emerging talents, including the bittersweet love story by father-and-son team Víťo and Richard Staviarsky, Loli Paradicka [+leggi anche:
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; Teodor Kuhn’s family drama set against a political-thriller backdrop, By a Sharp Knife; and the shorts The Gleam of Delicate Irony, Poetika Anima, Neptune, Antiquary and Kid.

The most prolific Slovakian filmmaker at present, Peter Bebjak, will have his post-apocalyptic web-series The Spot projected on a big screen in the Free Zone section along with Lucia Kašová’s documentary Non-Believers, which follows a group of conspiracy-theory believers on a visit to the office of one of Slovakia’s main newspapers.

Furthermore, Cinematik is organising a retrospective of celebrated Portuguese filmmaker João Pedro Rodrigues, which will include his works Phantom [+leggi anche:
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, Two Drifters [+leggi anche:
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, To Die Like a Man [+leggi anche:
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, The Ornithologist [+leggi anche:
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and The Last Time I Saw Macao [+leggi anche:
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. Furthermore, a slew of recent Portuguese films will accompany the retrospective, among them Miguel GomesTabu [+leggi anche:
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, Pedro Cabeleira’s Damned Summer [+leggi anche:
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and Marco MartinsSaint George [+leggi anche:
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The festival’s line-up also offers a wide variety of award-winning and thought-provoking European festival titles, such as Corneliu Porumboiu’s The Whistlers [+leggi anche:
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, Céline Sciamma’s Portrait of a Lady on Fire [+leggi anche:
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, Fatih Akin’s The Golden Glove [+leggi anche:
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, Hlynur Pálmason’s A White, White Day [+leggi anche:
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, and Jean-Pierre and Luc Dardenne’s drama Young Ahmed [+leggi anche:
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The 14th edition of the International Film Festival Cinematik Piešťany runs from 10-15 September. The full line-up is available here.

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