Slovak films showcase in Australia
Sixth edition of Czech & Slovak Film Festival that takes place on March 27 – 31, 2019 in Sydney, Australia will showcase six Slovak feature films and five shorts.
Audience will get to know a drama about guilt and punishment The Cellar (d. Igor Voloshin) which internationally premiered at 23rd Busan IFF; an AI-went-wrong thriller Intimate Enemy (d. Karel Janák), a Dušan Rapoš fairy tale When Dragon Has a Headache, a historical drama Jan Palach (d. Robert Sedláček), and Freedom by German writer-director Jan Speckenbach which premiered at 70th Locarno Festival.
Two digitally restored Slovak films will be screened, too: Martin Hollý’s seminal work Signum Laudis and Peter Solan’s short doc Only a Note of the Field Post.
Contemporary Slovak shorts will be represented by the award-winning film from both Clermont-Ferrand and Tampere The Last Bus by Martin Snopek and Ivana Laučíková; Ivana Šebestová’s Yellow which was presented in Clermont-Ferrand and Annecy, as well as by two animations by young authors: Warsaw IFF entry Poetika Anima by Kriss Sagan and Journey by Marek Jasaň.
The showcase is organized by Slovak ARINA and Australian IKSIMA Films with Slovak Film Institute, Czech Film Centre, National Film Archive, Czech Centres, and Aussie & Kiwi Film Fest as partners and with support by Slovak Audiovisual Fund, Ministry of Culture of the Czech Republic, Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Czech Republic, and The Embassy of the Slovak Republic in Canberra.