In this year’s Bažant Cinematograph programme, audiences can look forward to three feature-length Slovak films, including two brand new releases and two Czech summer comedies. Among those screened will be Juraj Nvota’s Muzika, Miloslav Luther’s Mosquitoes’ Tango and Laura Siváková’s Heaven, Hell… Earth. Czech cinema will be represented by Tomáš Bařina’s Grapes and a picture from the seasoned director Jan Hřebejk, I’m All Good. The pre-features will consist of animated shorts, all from young female Slovak animators. Each bus will feature a slightly different quintet of pictures, including Jana Slovenská’s Bottoms Up, Michaela Čopíková’s Fat Fatal and About Socks and Love, Katarína Kerekesová’s Lovers Without Clothes, Michaela Ošťádalová’s Monster, Vanda Raýmanová’s About Two People and the currently very internationally successful Four from Ivana Šebestová. As an added bonus, every film will be preceded by the animated music video Lady Karneval from Vladimír Král and Karol Vosátko.
After the conclusion of Art Film Fest, both buses will set out on their usual route through Slovakia’s cities and towns. The bus from Trenčín will start out in Piešťany (28 June – 1 July), and the second will begin screening in Prievidza (2 – 6 July). In addition to the Art Film Fest International Film Festival, both buses will be hosted at events such as the Bažant Pohoda music festival in Trenčín, the Vrbovské Vetry music festival and the Cinematik International Film Festival in Piešťany. More information on the Bažant Cinematograph can be found at www.kinematograf.sk.