Country: Slovakia ( 88 )

Toys in the Attic (2009)

Animation, Family, Fantasy

In an attic full of discarded junk, a pretty doll called Buttercup lives in an old trunk together with her friends, the marionette Sir Handsome, the lovable Teddy Bear, a Mechanical Mouse and the plasticine creature, Laurent. When Buttercup is snatched and taken off to the Land of Evil, her pals set out on a wondrous and daring adventure to rescue her from the all-powerful Head of State.
Director: Jirí Barta, Vivian Schilling
Stars: Forest Whitaker, Joan Cusack, Vivian Schilling, Cary Elwes, ...

Wilson City (2015)

Adventure, Comedy, Crime

Comedy inspired by paperback crime novels tells the story of an adventurous search for a mysterious murderer who just after the end of the First World War has begun a rampage in Wilson City, a jerkwater town somewhere in Central Europe. The investigation is being led by an inhomogeneous pair of detectives - a greenhorn and local police cadet named Kvido Eisner (Vojtech Dyk) and an experienced FBI officer Aaron Food (Jirí Machácek), who has been sent to Europe by US President Woodrow Wilson himself.
Director: Jirí Strach, Tomás Masín
Stars: Vojtech Dyk, Jirí Bartoska, Petr Vanek, Hoji Fortuna, ...

The Seven Ravens (2015)

Adventure, Comedy, Family

A young girl takes a hard task. She must try to save her brothers and get rid of the curse placed on them by their mother. It is a story of courage, perseverance, but also of the power of words, truth and true love.
Director: Alice Nellis
Stars: Erika Guntherová, Kristína Svarinská, Marta Matová, Martha Issová, ...

Zejtra naporád (2014)

Action, Comedy, Drama

This romantic comedy, shot in a road-movie style, tells the story of businessman Petr Kraus (Pavel Batek) and his personal transformation. After returning from China, where he supervised the production of clothing for his customers, Petr finds out that the manufacturer had ruined the whole order and so he gets into trouble with the contractor (Jirí Lábus) who wants some astronomical compensation for the damage. Peter knows that he should solve the problem quickly, but instead he decides to go on a trip seeking his personal happiness and an escape from responsibility. Fortunately, his close friends, Tereza (Vica Kerekes) and Pavel (Filip Blazek) are there to help...
Director: Rudolf Havlik
Stars: Pavel Batek, Vica Kerekes, Filip Blazek, Anna Kulovaná, ...

Mirage (2014)

Drama, Western

Mirage tells the story of an African football player in a small Hungarian town, who commits a crime and has to flee. He finds refuge on a farm deep in the Hungarian flatland. Soon he realizes that the farm is a modern slave camp where he is forced to fight for his freedom and ultimately his life.
Director: Szabolcs Hajdu
Stars: Isaach De Bankolé, Razvan Vasilescu, Orsolya Török-Illyés, Dragos Bucur, ...

Fair Play (2014)

Drama, Sport

The 1980s in Czechoslovakia. The young talented sprinter Anna (Judit Bárdos) is selected for the national team and starts training to qualify for the Olympic Games. As a part of the preparation she is placed in a secret "medical programme" where she's getting doped with anabolic steroids. Her performance is getting better, but after she collapses at the training, she learns the truth about the drugs. Anna decides to continue in her training without the steroids even though her mother (Anna Geislerova) is worried that she won't be able to keep up with other athletes and might not qualify for the Olympics, which she sees as the only chance for her daughter to escape from behind the Iron Curtain. After Anna finishes the last in the indoor race, her mother informs the coach (Roman Luknar) that Anna is no longer using steroids. They decide to apply the steroids to Anna secretly, pretending it's nothing but doses of harmless vitamins.
Director: Andrea Sedlácková
Stars: Vlastina Svátková, Anna Geislerová, Natalie Lipka, Berenika Kohoutová, ...

Socialistický Zombi Mord (2014)

Horror

Failed Russian experiment gone horribly wrong is brought to Czechoslovakia during the 1968 invasion and forgotten about. Some 15 years later the gas is accidentally released in a Slovak school turning the students into bloodthirsty zombies.
Director: Rastislav Blazek, Peter Cermak, Zuzana Paulini
Stars: Boris Bitukov, Viktor Gschweng, Hanka Harencarova, Peter Levay, ...

After the Tone (2014)

Drama

How do you deal with the fact that someone close to heart has suddenly disappeared without a trace? Can you go on living whilst waiting for his return?
Director: Digna Sinke
Stars: Dragan Bakema, Olga Zuiderhoek, Rifka Lodeizen, Josefien Hendriks, ...

Slovensko 2.0 (2014)

Animation, Comedy, Drama

How to explain the notion of Slovakia of the past twenty years to a stranger, a visitor from another planet What is the genetic makeup the software of Slovakia? How to use it? How does it change? Slovakia 2.0 is a film about twenty years of independent Slovakia as seen from the perspective of ten film directors. It is composed of ten 10-minute films of different genres ranging from drama, through animation and documentaries, to experimental film. The ten recognized film directors who offer an answer to what is Slovakia include a wide range of generations, views and genres. The result is unique artistic reflection of contemporary history of Slovakia and, equally, a reflection of Slovak cinematography in its different forms.
Director: Viera Cákanyová, Iveta Grofova, Juraj Herz, Miro Jelok, ...
Stars: Frantisek Argalas, Éva Bandor, Edita Chrenkova, Slavomira Fulinova, ...

Little from the Fish Shop (2015)

Animation, Drama, Fantasy

Everyone's familiar with Hans Christian Andersen's The Little Mermaid, the story of a love capable of forgiving even the greatest betrayal. In Jan Balej's film - a work filled with wonderful animation, expressive puppet designs and an imaginative, shifting score from French composer Chapelier Fou - the fairy-tale romance is replaced with a bleak portrayal of life in a city harbor, yet its enduring message remains.
Director: Jan Balej
Stars: Ivana Chýlková, Nina Divísková, Petr Forman, Radek Holub, ...

Places (2014)

Drama

A coming of age story about love, loss and revenge centers around two teenage friends, Adam (Vladimír Polívka) and Marek (Jan Cina), whose aimless lives in a small town are suddenly disrupted by the appearance of Anna (Johana Matousková), the troubled daughter of a rich and influential local businessman. Initially her free spirit energizes Adam but soon he finds himself thrown into a spiraling chain of events. His innocence is about to be abruptly replaced with the adult emotions of guilt, fear and revenge.
Director: Radim Spacek
Stars: Tatjana Medvecká, Robert Nebrenský, Jan Cina, Ivan Romancík, ...

I, Olga Hepnarová (2016)

Biography, Crime, Drama

"My verdict is: I, Olga Hepnarová, the victim of your bestiality, sentence you to death penalty." Those were the famous words of the 22-year-old mass murderer Olga Hepnarová, who in 1973 drove a truck into a group of innocent people in Prague.
Director: Petr Kazda, Tomás Weinreb, Petr Kazda
Stars: Berenika Kohoutová, Hana Vagnerová, Michalina Olszanska, Ondrej Malý, ...

Hostage (2014)

Comedy, Drama, History

Tragicomic family film about the world of children heroes - particularly the son of a local communist officer and his friend, a little hostage of the regime, whose parents emigrated to the West, few years before "Prague Spring" and the occupation of Czechoslovakia. Camaraderie, the first big discoveries of love, enemy gang fights and naive ideas are confronted with the reality of adult's world. The film is about the first contacts with bizarre and absurd reality of relationships and attitudes of adults, politics, emigration, but also betrayal and death and about how all those things form and transform the lives of small boys, who are forced to grow up too quickly.
Director: Juraj Nvota
Stars: Ondrej Vetchý, Libuse Safránková, Milan Lasica, Richard Labuda, ...

Honeymoon (2013)

Drama, Thriller

A psychological drama from the present day, in which the fate of the characters is swayed by hidden guilt, is a story about the impossibility of keeping the past hidden from others, and especially from oneself. The story starts at a marriage of a couple in their thirties, Radim and Tereza. Among the marriage guests appears Jan, local optician and a character whose relation to the newlyweds is unknown. He is considered to be one of many friends of Radim and Tereza by the guests at first, but his unnerving behavior and remarks create a thick air, dangerous even. The uninvited guest has not appeared by chance and gradually it's revealed he's tied to the groom by common infancy and coming of age in a boarding school. A story of brutal bullying resulting in a suicide appears from the past... An intimate psychological thriller situated in a sunny summer marriage in the country.
Director: Jan Hrebejk
Stars: Anna Geislerová, Stanislav Majer, Jirí Cerný, Borivoj Cermak, ...

Clownwise (2013)

Comedy, Drama

At the beginning of their careers Oskar, Max and Viktor created a superstar clown trio called The Busters. Their clownery personified little islands of freedom in the midst of a motionless swamp of resignation during the communist regime of the former Czechoslovakia. An explosive disagreement, however, led to the three clowns breaking up. As it turns out, the clowns, beloved by the nation, can't stand each other. Now, after thirty years in exile, Oskar (Didier Flamand) returns to end his artistic career in Prague. The meeting with his former friends leads to an unavoidable confrontation with now morbidly obese Viktor (Jirí Lábus) and terminally ill Max (Oldrich Kaiser). Even after all this time the question remains the same: who will have the last laugh?
Director: Viktor Taus
Stars: Julie Ferrier, Kati Outinen, Eva Jenícková, Didier Flamand, ...

My Dog Killer (2013)

Drama

Marek has no real friends except his guard dog and hangs out with skinheads. When his dispirited mother reappears in his life, Marek faces a horrible predicament. An authentic and hypnotic chronicle of a sluggish existence always on the verge of explosion.
Director: Mira Fornay
Stars: Irena Bendová, Patrik Czanik, Ladislav Dirda, Emilia Dirdová, ...

Colette (2013)

Biography, Drama, History

Arnost Lustig was one of the world's most renowned literary authors of our times. Lustig's novel 'A girl from Antwerp' upon which our film Colette is based, draws on the author's personal Nazi Concentration Camp experience and his own recollection of several escape attempts from the hell of Auschwitz. The story of The Pulitzer Prize nominee Lustig is about the power of love under an extreme life circumstances. It is a story of young lovers and their vigorous determination to escape from a hopeless life condition and theirs courage to face death.
Director: Milan Cieslar
Stars: Jirí Mádl, Clémence Thioly, Jirí Bartoska, Eric Bouwer, ...

Miracle (2013)

Drama

The story of a fifteen-year old girl who finds herself referred to a re-education centre as a result of her love affair. She is desperate to love but this is denied her. Despite all the restrictions imposed on her, she is determined to live her life to the full.
Director: Juraj Lehotsky
Stars: Michaela Bendulová, Katarína Feldeková, Ela Lehotská, Robert Roth, ...