Ars Poetica 2018

film programme: 19. - 23. 11. 2018

Medzinárodný festival poézie prináša na plátno filmy späté s poéziou tematicky alebo vďaka osobitej poetike. Počas prehliadky diváci uvidia dokumentárne portréty básnikov Miroslava Válka i Karla Kryla, doku-esej o výtvarníkovi Alexovi Mlynárčikovi, avantgardný film Manifesto a v premiére najnovší film Larsa von Triera Jack stavia dom. Súčasťou programu sú aj snímky Posledný autoportrét, archívny film Niet inej cesty, animované sci-fi Lajka, osudovo-poetická Studená vojna a pásmo víťazných filmov z festivalu Fest Anča 2018.  


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Lajka; Aurel Klimt, 2017, OV (cz; Aurel Klimt, 2017, versions: OR : ces

Life is not easy for Laika, a dog on the outskirts of a big Russian city. She is caught and forcibly retrained to become a pioneer in astronautics. Soon after her lift-off into space, a number of animals follow that are hurriedly launched from Houston and Baikonur. The animals travel astray, but finally manage, with the help of a black hole, to colonize a faraway planet. After a short period of harmonious, undisturbed co-existence with indigenous life forms, however, first human cosmonaut run ashore on their planet, and their harmonious life, indeed their very survival, are suddenly in jeopardy. It is fascinating to witness humankind’s hubris with which it puts itself above all other living creation on Earth and decides over their being or non-being, and how particularly pontifical is the human treatment of animals in the name of science. I believe this to be one of the big issues of our time, and particularly suitable for an animated movie. Show more

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Febiofest 2018: Elsewhere

Inde; Juraj Nvota, Marian Urban, 2018, versions: OR

The life and times of a wanderer, prisoner, fencer, photographer, visual artists, pilgrim, performer, joy and freedom seeker, Alex Mlynárčik, in moving pictures, photographs and in the contradictions of the era in which he lived and lives. A story of a century which formed the modern identity, culture and fundamental values of Slovakia – not only as a part of Czechoslovakia, but also as an independent state, and mostly as a part of the European Community to which our protagonist, with his work and life, integrally belongs. Alex Mlynárčik, through his work, friends, attitudes and acts, always formed an organic part of this story – and mostly he became its co-creator. Show more

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The Last Self-portrait

Posledný autoportrét ; Marek Kuboš, 2018, versions: OR , ES

After a years-long creative (non) hiatus, well-known Slovak documentarian Marek Kuboš has finished his new film. It appears, as one would expect, to be a documentary. At first glance, that is. This cinematic hybrid is Kuboš’s unconventional attempt at self-reflection – as an artist, a son, as well as an ordinary person. Using his finished but unreleased work, he presents a singular, honest confession about why he is seriously considering ending his film career, or at least in the form it has taken to date. Along with many nowestablished Slovak filmmakers, as well as everyday people, he searches for less-than-simple answers to his less-than-simple questions… “I've long felt that through documentary filmmaking I can’t say what I want to, what calls out to me. I’ve butted against internal and external boundaries that have paralyzed me as a documentarian. And so I’ve decided to shoot a film from my own perspective: how I see it and what to do about it… I like quantum physics, where it’s normal that something simultaneously is and isn’t in a certain place. It’s actually in two places at the same time. It’s the same with this film.” (Marek Kuboš) short film: MONSTRUM, d. Martin Snopek, 2018, 7', no words, DCP 2D Show more

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Brother Karel

Bratříček Karel; Krystyna Krauze, 2016, versions: OR

A documentary film capturing the dramatic fate of the most famous Czech bard Karel Kryl. The film introduces many of his best-known songs, as well as less well-known songs. An important line of the film is also searching for a copy of Andrzej Zajączkowski's film, who in 1969 as a student at FAMU, shot a film about Karel Kryl - Morituri te salutant. This documentary was then hidden by an employee of the Czechoslovak Film Archive and it has still not been found. Show more

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Válek; Patrik Lančarič, 2018, versions: OR

Miroslav Válek is a significant personality who in the past century left such a mark on Slovak culture that not to come to terms with him would mean leaving his essential role without any reflection. the film makes a responsible and objective contribution to this reflection. Válek’s “inner conflict” constitutes the basic starting point of the film. the conflict between Válek the poet and Válek the politician. the conflict between the intimate and the public, and vice versa. Show more

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No other Way | archive cinema

Niet inej cesty ; Jozef Zachar, 1968, versions: OR : ces, deu, hun, slk

In Slovak only. Biographical film about the Slovak national hero - Ľudovít Štúr. Show more

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The House That Jack Built

The House That Jack Built; Lars von Trier, 2018, versions: CS

The story follows Jack, a highly intelligent serial killer, over the course of twelve years, and depicts the murders that really develop his inner madman. Show more

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Cold War

Zimna wojna; Paweł Pawlikowski, 2018, versions: SS , CS : fra, pol

A passionate love story between two people of different backgrounds and temperaments, who are fatefully mismatched and yet condemned to each other. Set against the background of the Cold War in the 1950s in Poland, Berlin, Yugoslavia and Paris, the film depicts an impossible love story in impossible times. Show more

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Manifesto; Julian Rosefeldt, 2015, versions: CS : eng

Cate Blanchett performs manifestos as a series of striking monologues. Show more

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