Tag Archives: Slovak

Ja milujem, ty milujes / I Love, You Love (1989) Dusan Hanák, Roman Klosowski, Iva Janzurová, Milan Jelic, Drama, Romance

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A tragicomic film about people from the social periphery. Director Dušan Hanák portrayed his characters with a sensitive understanding, without romanticizing. That was also why the f ilm, similarly to Hanák’s previous works 322 and Pictures of the Old World, ended up on a shelf until 1988. Impressive performances are given by Czech actress Iva Janžurová, Polish actor Roman Klosowski and Serbian actor Milan Jeli?. In 1989, the film won a Silver Bear for Best Directing from the IFF Berlin.

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Chodník cez Dunaj / A Path Across the Danube (1989) Miloslav Luther, Roman Luknár, Vladimír Hajdu, Georgiana Tarjan, Drama

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In WWII, Czechoslovakia split into the Slovak State and the Protectorate of Bohemia and Moravia. Former pilot Viktor Lesa works for the Slovak Railway Mail and often comes to the border town of Ludendorf, the former Czech town of B?eclav. In order to impress a young female colleague, he redirects an important package. The Gestapo shows up in the town and Lesa together with a Jewish clerk, Tichá?ek, have to run for their lives. They ride a cargo train to Slovakia and they decide to escape to Hungary by crossing the Danube.

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Vtáckovia, siroty a blázni / Birds, Orphans and Fools (1969) Juraj Jakubisko, Philippe Avron, Jirí Sýkora, Magda Vásáryová, Comedy, Drama, Fantasy

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Slovak director Juraj Jakubisko is often described as the Fellini of Eastern Europe. After the 1968 film The Deserter and the Nomads, he was put in exile in Czechoslovakia after the soviet invasion. With cooperation from a Paris film studio he made this film. Birds Orphans and Fools is a brilliant, surreal and underrated tragic comedy that not many people seem to know about. The story is about three orphans who have lost their families in war.

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Organ (1965) Stefan Uher, Frantisek Bubik, Alexandr Brezina, Kamil Marek, Drama

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The Organ is a drama set in the times of the wartime Slovak State. A young Polish deserter and gifted organist finds shelter from the fascists in a Slovak Franciscan monastery. He gets into a conflict with the local organist and choir leader, a man limited in his world views and spiritual values. The collision of talent and beauty with pettiness and closed-mindedness leads to envy and ill will, which draw young Felix away from his temporary hiding place and back to the dangers of war.

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