FESTIVALS: The 14th Cinematik IFF Announces Lineup


PIEŠŤANY: Ten films have been selected for Meeting Point Europe, the main competition of the 14th Cinematik International Film Festival, which will take place in the spa city of Piešťany from 10 to 15 September 2019.

The selection of the main competition, Meeting Point Europe, represents the best that the European cinematography has produced over the past year, according to the vote of 17 film critics from 17 European countries. The section was made under the auspices of the International Federation of Film Critics (FIPRESCI).

Six fresh documentaries will compete in the second competitive section of the festival, Cinematik.doc - Slovak Documentary Competition.

Richard Linklater’s Where’d You Go, Bernadette will open the festival. A focus on the Portuguese cinema is also on the menu, with Portuguese filmmaker João Pedro Rodrigues among the guests.

The festival will also host 10th edition of Dox in Vitro, a workshop focusing on the development of documentary projects “in the test tube”, under the guidance of experienced tutors.

Meeting Point Europe Competition:

The Souvenir (UK, USA)
Directed by Joanna Hogg

Dirty God (the Netherlands, UK, Belgium, Ireland)
Directed by Sacha Polak

Zombi Child (France)
Directed by Bertrand Bonello

Diamantino (Portugal, France, Brazil)
Directed by Gabriel Abrantes, Daniel Schmidt

Monos (Colombia, Argentina, the Netherlands, Germany, Sweden, Uruguay)
Directed by Alejandro Landes

Donbass (Germany, France, Ukraine, the Netherlands, Romania)
Directed by Sergei Loznitsa
Produced by Ma.ja.de. Fiction
Coproduced by Arthouse Traffic, JBA Production, Graniet Film, Wild at Art, Digital Cube
Associate producer: Atoms & Void
Supported by Eurimages, the French CNC’s World Cinema Support

By the Grace of God (France)
Directed by François Ozon 

At the Eternity’s Gate (Ireland, Switzerland, UK, France, USA)
Directed by Julian Schnabel

High Life (UK, France, Germany, Poland, USA)
Directed by Claire Denis
Produced by Andrew Lauren Productions
Coproduced by Pandora Film Produktion, Alcatraz Films, Madants, The Apocalypse Film Company,

The Favourite (Ireland, UK, USA)
Directed by Yorgos Lanthimos

Cinematik.doc - Slovak Documentary Competition:

Never Happened
Directed by Barbora Berezňáková

Lost Home
Directed by Juraj Mravec Jr.

Swedes from the Slum
Directed by Katarína Farkašová

Svetozár Stračina
Directed by Pavel Barabáš

Directed by Peter Kerekes

Tereza – The Charge of Love
Directed by Peter Gašparík