The place is Czechoslovakia, the year 1989. When she enters an abortion clinic, a lost, troubled young girl realizes that she has forgotten to bring socks, without which her gynecologist and nurses will not perform the procedure.
A psychological drama about the implementation of the Nazis’ Nuremberg Laws, which has a major impact on a town in eastern Slovakia. Local Jews are forced to depart for concentration camps, and their possessions are confiscated.
This study, full of black humour, was made by a Łódź Film School student and presents a documentary portrait of a Slovak village – a dying world revived largely by funerals.
The film addresses a personal crisis filmmaker went through, sparked by the sudden death of his mother. It portrays his girlfriend's effort to rebuild and re-find the bond of love in the time of his despair.
Documentary film about apprentice youth about to enter real life.
A traditional Advent mass filmed in a church in the historical town of Spisska Sobota (Northern Slovakia), featuring authentic liturgical texts and chants.
A documentary féerie about the "invasion" of foreigners into our homeland Czechoslovakia and the associated problems.
Documentary portrait of the life of circus artists during their winter break.
Suggestive portraits of old people from the Liptov and Orava regions who are able to enjoy their individual freedom even in the times of civilisational chaos and insecurity.
A psychological study of a nurse who chooses solitude as an escape from the duplicity and emotional barrenness of the men around her.
A tragicomedy about a bachelor, emotionally presenting the life of people living on the periphery of society.
A lyrical tragicomedy about a village postman Jakub and Jolanka, a Roma girl.
A psychological drama of the illness of an individual and the illness of the society. A film immediately banned after its premiere in 1969 for its apparent naturalism.
A documentary about the work of lumberjacks in hard-to-access locations.
A documentary about the kitchen and chefs in the new Hotel International in Brno.
A documentary about the problems encountered during the construction and completion of the Duslo Šaľa chemical plant.
The visually impaired assistant at the Medical Faculty in Košice, Ján Grega, talks about his life.
A short, evocative documentary on the education of blind and partially sighted children.
Lyrical story about the emotions arising among two young people who pretend cynicism and rejection towards society in an attempt to hide their insecurities, lack of experience and fear of adult life. It is the very first Slovak film in the history of Slovak cinema to take on the theme of the natural differences of values and social life in urban and rural settings. The film is considered the beginning of the New Wave in Slovak and Czech cinema of the 1960s.
Alex, Christofer and Erik are Slovak Roma who were adopted into Sweden in the 1990s. The film follows their journey back to Slovakia to visit their biological parents and to find answers to their questions: Who are we?
Documentary in a mosaic-like way traces the way of the original Roma music transport to the next generation or also how it ceases to exist under the influence of social changes.
A fairground salesman discovers that a young girl has stolen his caramel cakes; he takes pity on her and buys her lunch. The spark generated between the two of them. She does not mind that he has had only one leg. He does not mind that she is a gypsy.
Only a moment ago, 19-year-old medical student Ludmilla Cervanova had smiled into the camera. Her body was found in a river in a small Slovak town in 1976. Seven men were responsible for the horrifying rape and death of the girl. Fortunately, the perpetrators were apprehended and condemned. But though Ludmilla was drowned alive, oddly enough no signs of violence could be found on the body...
A documentary concerning relations between citizens and authorities and different forms of violation of human rights in Czechoslovakia in years 1945-1989.
A feature-length look back at a unique and enigmatic figure of Czechoslovak rock between the 1960s and 1990s. A portrait of rock poet, bohemian and ascetic Dežo Ursiny, woven together from the reminiscences of Marián Varga, Ivan Štrpka and Zdena Krejčová, among others.
A short film about a young wheelchair-using man and his assistant with unclear borders of who is helping whom.
A realistic drama about a company in which everyone is hit by the financial crisis. In three main stories, we follow different Slovaks who wrestle with everyday worries and issues such as alcoholism, divorce and family dramas.
Movie about an abandoned sanatorium in a small spa town. Constructivist building, a celebration of development, a substantiation of the architect´s humanistic vision. Nowadays: it is a modernist ruin of utopia...
Kremnica was a town producing gold for many European capitals in medieval times and was never conquered. Until some 10 years ago, mining seemed to be only a tradition. But the remaining gold, extractable only via environmentally brutal ways, has attracted new invaders...
The State Capture gives a complex insight into the gap in political reality of Slovakia - one of the EU countries - which became visible after an investigative journalists Ján Kuciak and his fiancée has been brutally murdered at their home...
Slovak director Marek Kuboš has not shot a film in 13 years. His first film ever – a student exercise at film school – was a self-portrait. The circle is closed, the source of creativity has seemingly dried up.
Miroslav Válek was a Slovak poet whose sensitive and intimate work clashed with his political engagement in the communist party. How to approach this discrepancy, how to cope with it? Can one read poems while disregarding their author?
She’s dredging it up now? Isn’t she partly to blame anyway? And why didn’t she cry out at the time? Real rape victims have to face similar dangerous questions, as does the heroine of this feature film debut by director Tereza Nvotová...
White Darkness is a drama about partisans in the Tatra Mountains. The group of fighters are plagued by abysmal weather conditions and are eventually forced to fall back. Some of them are wounded and wait for help, while the rest of the group proceed with their mission...
Story of Slovak hackers. You hear nothing, you see nothing. But everything is changed.
Marian Kuffa is a priest in a small village of Zakovce in Slovakia. At his presbytery he cares for the homeless, former prisoners, boys and girls from orphanages, the handicapped and abused mothers with children...
Like the steam that silently appears and then disappears over a flowing river, the life of every human is just as fleeting, and this particularly applies in the case of artists...
Told with light a touch and gentle words, this humorous film straddling the line between documentary and fiction takes a loving look at the story of an old man who devoted his life to aquarium fish and dreams of entering the underwater world. “Those who want, find a way. Those who don’t, find a reason.”...
Film-maker Vladislava Plančíková was born in Felvidek – a multiethnic, Slovak-Hungarian region in the southern part of the Slovak Republic. Far too often Felvidek has been trapped in between the opposing interests of politicians, and far too often its people have been tossed around by the twists of history...
"A film after film". A director goes to Sabinov, where the Oscar-winning film The Shop on Main Street was shot almost fifty years ago. He meets people connected to the film as well as others who remind him of various characters. A tribute to a particular film as well as to film as such.
The story of our sad hero Eduard Kirchberger begins during the era of the First Czechoslovak Republic. Although he was not an actor, Eduard played different characters throughout his life. Karel Fabián (one of Kirchberger’s pseudonyms) changed with the world around him and did so to such an extent that his own daughters are unable to differ between the real memories of their father and those based just on his books...
For almost 20 years, there has been a rehabilitation centre for clients with drug, alcohol and gambling addictions at Hraničná Street. Two years ago, a gambling club was built on the very same street. I grew up there and I came to like the clients as a child. That is one of the reasons why I was taken aback by the new gambling club in close proximity of the centre.
The picture of a time period which the citizens from Modrý Kameň live nowadays in. The stories of people told through their dialogues with a postwoman who is a part of their everyday life. At first sight, the postwoman is a bearer of messages to people, but she is actually a collector of their life stories.
An analytical type of documentary film about the life philosophy and work of the historian Ján Mlynárik (1933 – 2012) in the context of social and political developments in the former Czechoslovakia with its influence on today.
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