Eleventh Cinematik International Film Festival Starts in Piestany Today

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Piestany, September 13 (TASR) – The 11th annual Cinematik International Film Festival begins in Piestany (Trnava Region) on Tuesday and over six days it will offer moviegoers 91 films including 78 feature films and 13 mid-sized and short films, TASR learnt from Cinematik PR Peter Konecny on the same day.

The festival will open with Woody Allen’s latest film ‘Cafe Society’ (2016), which also launched the famous Cannes Film Festival in France this year.

Cinematik in its 13 sections will screen 47 feature films that haven’t been in Slovak cinema distribution, of which almost 40 will be Slovak premieres.

In the main competition section ‘Meeting Point Europe’ ten films are competing that have been selected by the jury, featuring European film critics.

As many as six movies will run in the Slovak documentaries section ‘Cinematik.doc’. The titles are as follows: Cakaren/Waiting Room (Palo Korec), Okhwan na ceste za slobodou/Okhwan’s Mission Impossible (Marek Mackovic), Sloboda pod nakladom/Freedom under Load (Pavol Barabas), 5 October (Martin Kollar), Zem, ktorá hlada svoje nebo/When Land is Looking for Its Heaven (Erik Praus), and Para nad riekou/Steam on the River (Robert Kirchhoff and Filip Remunda).

This year’s Cinematik will focus on German cinema in the so-called Germany Magnified: Farewell to Yesterday section. Moreover, a section called Respect will be dedicated to important German director Wim Wenders and visitors will be able to see 11 films – among others also Paris, Texas (1984), Buena Vista Social Club (1998) and Every Thing Will Be Fine (2015).

The festival in Piestany will also offer a rich accompanying programme featuring professional discussions, night film quizzes, tea drinking, concerts and much more. It will end on Sunday (September 18).

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