Slovak films in Australian drive-ins and online
Better late than never, goes the saying. Czech and Slovak Film Festival in Australia that usually takes place in Autumn/Australian Spring moved its 8th Melbourne edition to early Winter/Australian Summer 2020 and changed the usual cinema theatres for Village Cinemas Coburg Drive-In and online platform.
Within the open-air screenings from 28 November until 5 December, and online screenings taking place 1 – 14 December 2020, the festival will offer one short and four Slovak (coproduction) films. The at the Berlinale premiered biopic about the Czech healer Jan Mikolasek by Agnieszka Holland Charlatan (2020) and the holiday romantic comedy New Year's Kiss by Jakub Kroner (2019) will be presented in the drive-in, the latter accompanied by the Academy of the Performing Arts in Bratislava produced student short film Today is my First Date.
During the first two weeks of December, the festival will offer via the online platform Shift72/ACMI for the audience in Australia the animated The Impossible Voyage (d. Noro Drziak, 2019) following the undertakings of Milan Rastislav Stefanik, and digitally restored classic The Barnabáš Kos Case(d. Peter Solan, 1965), the story of the meek and mild triangle player whose career takes a sharp curve when he is promoted.
The Drive-In Festival program:
2 DEC/ Village Cinemas Coburg Drive-In: Charlatan
5 DEC/ Village Cinemas Coburg Drive-In: Today in my First Date (short), The New Year's Kiss