Visegrad Cinema Days is the week of screenings of modern films from around the Visegrad Group region – the alliance of the four Central European states: Poland, Czechia, Hungary, and Slovakia.
The project is co-financed by the Governments of Czechia, Hungary, Poland and Slovakia through Visegrad Grants from International Visegrad Fund. The mission of the fund is to advance ideas for sustainable regional cooperation in Central Europe. The film collection of the festival is made with the support from the Polish Film Institute, Slovak Film Institute, Czech Film Center, and the Hungarian National Film Fund.
Tickets go on sale from November 6 at the Zhovten Cinema website.
Visegrad Cinema Days Schedule:
November 14, 7 pm
The Interpreter, 2018, director Martin Šulík, Slovakia, Czechia, Austria;
In Vienna, retiree Georg meets an interpreter named Ali. The two men embark on a journey across Slovakia, encountering wartime survivors who will hopefully lead them to the Nazi officer that killed Ali's parents.
The Visegrad Cinema Days opening film.
The film will be screened in original language with Ukrainian subtitles. Tickets: https://zhovten-kino.kiev.ua/movie/353340
November 14, 9:40 pm
Winter Flies, 2018, director: Olmo Omerzu, Czechia, Slovenia, Poland, Slovakia, France;
Two mischievous adolescent boys embark on a journey of imaginative misadventure and coming-of-age self-discovery, in Olmo Omerzu's road-trip comedy celebrating the need to indulge the innocence, impulsiveness, and irrepressibility of youth.
The film will be screened in original language with Ukrainian subtitles. Tickets: https://zhovten-kino.kiev.ua/movie/353341
November 15, 6:20 pm
Let There Be Light, 2019, director: Marko Skop, Slovakia, Czechia;
Milan (40) has three children and does construction work in Germany in order to provide for his family in Slovakia. While visiting his home over Christmas he discovers that his eldest son Adam is a member of a paramilitary youth group. The boy is involved in bullying and the death of a class-mate. The father has to decide what to do. In this process, along with his wife, he comes to discover the real truth about their son, their family, themselves and the community around them.
The film will be screened in original language with Ukrainian subtitles. Tickets: https://zhovten-kino.kiev.ua/movie/353342
November 15, 8:30 pm
The Painted Bird, 2019, director: Václav Marhoul, Czechia, Slovakia, Ukraine;
The film tells the story of a young Jewish boy during the World War II. His parents send him to relatives in Eastern Europe to avoid anti-Semitic persecution. The boy's aunt suddenly dies and he has to take care of himself on his own in a dangerous wild world that is hostile to him… The film is based on the first and the most famous novel by Jerzy Kosiński, who is also known for his books Being There and Pinball.
The film will be screened in original language with Ukrainian subtitles. Tickets: https://zhovten-kino.kiev.ua/movie/353343
November 16, 7:10 pm
Corpus Christi, 2019, director: Jan Komasa, Poland;
"Corpus Christi" is the story of a 20-year-old Daniel who experiences a spiritual transformation in a Youth Detention Center. The crime he commits prevents him from applying to the seminary and after his release on parole he is sent to work at a carpenter's workshop. However Daniel has no intention of giving up his dream and dressed as a priest he decides to – minister a small-town parish.
The film will be screened in original language with Ukrainian subtitles. Tickets: https://zhovten-kino.kiev.ua/movie/353344
November 16, 7:30 pm:
FOMO, 2019, director: Attila Hartung, Hungary;
Gergö and his teenage friends are into three things: partying, sex, and their online following. One night, at a party, Lilla falls victim to the boys. A dare gets out of hand and the youngsters' world changes forever overnight.
The film will be screened in original language with Ukrainian subtitles. Tickets: https://zhovten-kino.kiev.ua/movie/353345
November 17, 4:30 pm
X - The eXploited, 2018, director: Károly Ujj Mészáros, Hungary;
Would you believe in a policewoman who suffers from such serious panic disorders that she is afraid to get close to any crime scene and has been on permanent office duty for more than a decade? Would you believe a lone mother who is unfit to pay her mortgage and also raise her rebellious teenage daughter? Indeed, no one believes that the troubled ex-detective has discovered a serial murder case.
The film will be screened in original language with Ukrainian subtitles. Tickets: https://zhovten-kino.kiev.ua/movie/353346
November 17, 6:55 pm
Kamerdyner, 2018, director: Filip Bajon, Poland
It is the story of the Prussian family von Krauss living in the Puck area, as well as the love between the Kashubian boy Mateusz and the German aristocrat Marita. The film depicts the complicated fate of three nations inhabiting the former Polish-German borderland in northern Kashubia, where the line of the border in Versailles after the First World War divided not only the land but also the people of Germans, Kashubs, and Poles, causing riots and often hatred.
The film will be screened in original language with Ukrainian subtitles.
November 18, 7:10 pm
Čertoviny, 2018, director: Zdenek Troška, Czechia
Two clumsy devils Popelák and Uhelák, punished by the ruler of hell, embark on a journey to bring two sinful souls from earth.
The film is dubbed in Ukrainian. Tickets: https://zhovten-kino.kiev.ua/movie/353347
November 18, 9:20 pm
Tátova volha, 2018, director: Jiří Vejdělek, Czechia
Unexpectedly, costume designer Eva has become a widow. The surprises continue when an unknown child's drawing is discovered in her husband's possessions, and even though Eva would generously ignore the discovery, her daughter, whose life is falling apart at the seams, latches onto the idea of an estranged stepbrother. The mother and daughter set out in Ludvík's vintage VOLGA GAZ 21 car to follow the trails of Ludvík's former lovers and friends and find out more about the hidden family secret.
The film is dubbed in Ukrainian. Tickets: https://zhovten-kino.kiev.ua/movie/353348
19 November, 7:20 pm
Chata na prodej, 2018, director: Tomáš Pavlíček, Czechia;
A family has decided to sell their lovely cottage as none of them has visited it for some time. Yet it holds so many nostalgic memories that the mother suggests they all spend one last day there before the sale takes place. This deliberately paced comedy, whose protagonists often remind the viewer of characters from a Jaroslav Papoušek screenplay, takes an agreeably detached view of the Czech phenomenon of weekending in the country.
The film is dubbed in Ukrainian. Tickets: https://zhovten-kino.kiev.ua/movie/353349
November 19, 9:10 pm
Hastrman, 2018, director: Ondřej Havelka, Czechia;
A strange nobleman returning after years abroad to a small Bohemian village in the beginning of 19th century. The nobleman feels closer to animals despite looking like a human. He is a Hastrman – a water spirit
The film is dubbed in Ukrainian. Tickets: https://zhovten-kino.kiev.ua/movie/353350
Films of the Golden Reserve:
November 20, 7 pm
Kolya, 1996, director: Jan Svěrák
Franta Louka is a concert cellist in Soviet-occupied Czechoslovakia, a confirmed bachelor and a lady's man. Having lost his place in the state orchestra, he must make ends meet by playing at funerals and painting tombstones. But he has run up a large debt, and when his friend, the grave-digger Mr. Broz, suggests a scheme for making a lot of money by marrying a Russian woman so that she can get her Czech papers, he reluctantly agrees. She takes advantage of the situation to emigrate to West Germany, to her lover; and leaves her five-year-old son with his grandmother; when the grandmother dies, Kolya must come and live with his stepfather - Louka.
The Academy Award and Golden Globe Award for Best Foreign Language Film. Tickets: https://zhovten-kino.kiev.ua/movie/353351
November 20, 9:30 pm
Alois Nebel Film, 2011, director: Tomás Lunák, Czechia, Germany;
The film is based on the comic-book trilogy by Jaroslav Rudiš and Jaromír 99. It is set in the late 1980s in a small village in the Jeseník Mountains, close to the Polish border, and tells the story of a train dispatcher who begins to suffer from hallucinations where the present converges with the dark past of the expulsion of Germans after World War II.
The film will be screened in original language with Ukrainian subtitles. Tickets: https://zhovten-kino.kiev.ua/movie/353352
Coordinator of the project: Olga Shomska
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