FNE at Art Film Fest Košice 2021: New Slovak Films Premiere at Live Audience Event in Cinemas

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    KOŠICE: Nine films will compete for the main prize, the Blue Angel, in the International competition of the 28th Art Film Fest Košice, which takes place 23 – 27 June 2021. Art Film Fest is the first major film event to take place physically in Slovakia after the second wave of the pandemic.

    The traditional section Slovak Season will present 12 new Slovak films, four feature films and eight documentaries. Most of them, including the opening film Man with Rabbit Ears / Muž so zajačími ušami, Cook, F**k, Kill / Žaby bez jazyka by Mira Fornay and White on White / Biela na bielej by Viera Čákanyová, will have their long-awaited Slovak premieres in the festival.

    The Mission Award will be bestowed to the Czech actor, moderator and comic Petr Nárožný, while the director and cinematographer Jaroslav Siakeľ will receive the President of the Festival Award in memoriam on the occasion of the 100th anniversary of the creation of the first Slovak feature film.

    International Feature Film Competition:

    Spring Blossom / Seize Printemps (France)
    Directed by Suzanne Lindon

    The Whaler Boy (Russia, Poland, Belgium)
    Directed by Philipp Yuryev
    Produced by Rock Films (RU)
    Coproduced by Orka (PL), Mans Film Productions (BE)
    Supported by the Polish Film Institute

    Luzzu (Malta)
    Directed by Alex Camilleri
    Produced by Noruz Films, Luzzu Ltd, Pellikola, Maborosi Films
    Supported by the Malta Film Fund and the financial incentives provided by the Malta Film Commission and the Government of Malta

    Oasis / Oaza (Serbia, Slovenia, the Netherlands, France, Bosnia and Herzegovina)
    Directed by Ivan Ikić
    Produced by SENSE Production
    Coproduced by Kepler Film (NL), Tramal Films (SL), SCCA / Pro.ba (BH), Les Films d’Antoine (FR)
    Supported by Film Center Serbia, the Slovenian Film Center, the Netherlands Film Fund, the Sarajevo Cinema FundCreative Europe - MEDIA and Eurimages

    Listen (Portugal, Great Britain)
    Directed by Ana Rocha De Sousa

    Sweat (Poland, Sweden, France)
    Directed by Magnus von Horn
    Produced by Lava Films (PL)
    Coproduced by Zentropa Sweden (SE), EC1 Łódź – Miasto KulturyDi Factory (PL), Opus Film (PL), Film i Vast (SE), Canal+ (PL), Ciné: ma Defacto (FR)
    Supported by the Polish Film Institute, the Swedish Film Institute and Creative Europe

    Wasteland / Dashte khamoush (Ireland)
    Directed by Ahmad Bahrami

    Pleasure (Sweden, the Netherlands, France)
    Directed by Ninja Thyberg

    Next Door / Nebenan (Germany)
    Directed by Daniel Brühl