The first is an unflattering look at the intimate world of a couple in their final days: Mátyás Prikler’s Thanks, Fine, which was among the official selections at Cannes’ Cinéfondation, one of the festival’s main competition sections. The chair of this year’s jury is Canadian director Atom Egoyan. The film has recently received the Slovak national Sun in a Net award for Best Short Fiction Film, and at Art Film Fest it will be featured in the International Competition of Short Films.
The next significant nomination went to Ľubomír Mihailo Kocka for The Lunch Box, a tale of loneliness, sorrow and the unforgiving cycle of life which was among the nominees for this year’s Student Oscar, representing Savannah College of Art and Design. Kocka debuted in 2008 with the short film The Honest Shepherd, and last year he won the student’s award at the Palm Springs International ShortFest for The Lunch Box.
Questions of life and death are addressed by The Father, director Lukáš Hanulák’s thesis film at Bratislava’s Academy of Performing Arts. At Sehsüchte, the largest international student film festival in Europe, The Father received awards for best fiction film and best editing.
Viewers will get to see The Lunch Box and The Father as part of Art Film Fest’s section Slovak Season.
The Father / Sehsüchte The Art Film Fest International Film Festival Trenčianske Teplice/Trenčín is made possible through the financial support of the Audiovisual Fund and the European Union Programme MEDIA. Organizers: ART FILM, n.o., Forza, a.s. Co-organizers: The Town of Trenčianske Teplice, the City of Trenčín, the Trenčianske Teplice Health Spa Media Sponsors