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Livre Paris with Slovak Films

This March, the book salon Livre Paris presents 25 Slovak books that have been translated to French. As Bratislava is City of Focus, Kino Visegrad together with The Centre for Information on Literature prepared a film showcase in cinema Christine 21 starting on 14 March. Kino Visegrad Présent: Bratislava. Au bord, au centre lasts for four days, with the last screening on 17 March 2019.

The event presents three fiction and one documentary films. The first to be screen is Little Harbour by Iveta Grófová based on the Anasoft Litera 2010 book award novel The Fifth Boat written by Monika Kompaníková; in 2018 the book was translated and published in France. The story of 11-years old Jarka who just wants to have a mum instead of a “bestie” and takes a chance to build her own little family harbour was world-premiered at the 67th Berlinale where it was awarded with Crystal Bear.

The further two fiction films both were world premiered at IFF Rotterdam. My Dog Killer by Mira Fornay about one day in the life of a young neo-nazi Marek, his friends, family, and a dog screened in the Hivos Tiger Competition and received the Grand Prix Hivos Tiger. Four years later, the Bright Future section line-up included Filthy by Tereza Nvotová. Story of a teenaged Lena who is raped by her teacher in the broad day light at home has stirred a debate on what is the “authentic” rape, as well on the nature of the care provided to the assaulted person.

Last but not least, the event closes with a documentary by acclaimed male director on cooking and the influence of the historic events have on it Cooking History by Peter Kerekes (2009).

The event will welcome Monika Kompaníková and Mira Fornay for brief introductions and Q & As.

Kino Visegrad Présent: Bratislava. Au bord, au centre takes place with the support of Slovak Institute in Paris.

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published: 07.03.2019
updated: 07.03.2019