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FEBIOFEST in Prague Welcomes Slovak Films

The 23rd Prague International Film Festival – FEBIOFEST,  held on March 17 – 25, 2016, features several Slovak films.

The New Europe Competition will present Eva Nová (d. Marko Škop, SK-CZ, 2015) in its Czech premiere. The title enters the Czech cinemas on March 24, 2016 (by AČFK).
The Competition also includes I, Olga Hepnarova (d. Tomáš Weinreb, Petr Kazda, CZ-PL-SK-FR, 2016). Film opened the Panorama Section of this year´s Berlinale.  

The film selection of Slovak Day includes three Slovak titles: a poetic ballad Dragon´s Return (d. Eduard Grečner, CS, 1967) that is screened to honour the first Lady of Slovak cinema Emília Vášaryová, a tragicomic roadmovie Stanko (d. Rasťo Boroš, SK, 2015) and an urban thriller The Cleaner (d. Peter Bebjak, SK, 2015) that will be Czech-premiered at the festival and enters the Czech distribution on May 5 (by Bontonfilm).

A new-born section Czech Track will screen, in its premiere, a debut-animation Murderous Tales (d. Jan Bubeníček, CZ-SK, 2016) that will be released in Czech cineams on March 23 (by Falcon). This darkly playful cross-genre film on heroism and death tells a story of three tales that include a suspicious Mexican cactus inherited from grandpa, a miniature professor who opposes animal slaughter for scientific purposes, a duo of incompetent killers in a jalopy, and an incredibly stupid knight fighting a dragon.
Within the section another coproduction title, a detective thriller, The Red Spider (d. Marcin Koszalka, PL-CZ-SK, 2015) will be screened.

In addition, on March 1, Fero Fenič, the film and television director, producer, and the founder and president of the Prague International Film Festival – Febiofest, received the highest recognition awarded by the capital of the Czech Republic – honorary citizenship of Prague. Prague has been awarding this status since 1920 and Fero Fenič became the first filmmaker ever to receive it. Fenič is also the only citizen of Slovakia to receive it in the last forty years. In the past, honorary citizenship of Prague has been awarded to Sir Nicholas Winton, conductor Rafael Kubelík, writer Josef Škvorecký and Václav Havel.

The representation of Slovak cinema is organized in co-operation with Slovak Institute in Prague. 


published: 11.03.2016
updated: 15.03.2016