The Best of Visegrad Cinema Festival

14th March 2011, Comments 0 comments

In celebration of the Visegrad Group’s 20th anniversary, 16 films from Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Poland and Hungary will be presented at the Vendome March 22 to 27.

The festival THE BEST OF VISEGRAD CINEMA will take place from 22 to 27 March at the Vendôme in Brussels.

In 1991, the royal castle of Visegrád, rising above the Hungarian part of the Danube, hosted the summit of the highest representatives of three Central European countries – Czechoslovakia, Hungary and Poland – coming together in the aim of finding ways of strengthening their newly acquired freedom. The result of this meeting was the formation of the Visegrad Goup, and in the twenty years of its existence it has significantly contributed to making the Central European region a place where the spirit of cooperation and stability prevail. Given the far from-simple history of the region, this achievement is certainly not negligible.

In 2011, the Visegrad Group celebrates its 20th birthday and decided to locate a part of the celebrations in the heart of the European Union: in Brussels.

In celebration of the Visegrad Group’s 20th anniversary, 16 films from Czech Republic, Slovak Republic, Poland and Hungary will be presented. Each country will present four films :
  • The national box office hit
  • The film that achieved the greatest success internationally
  • The most important documentary
  • The best children’s film

CZECH REPUBLIC
EMPTIES by Jan Svěrák
I SERVED THE KING OF ENGLAND by Jiří Menzel
CITIZEN HAVEL by Miroslav Janek & Pavel Koutecký
WHO IS AFRAID OF THE WOLF by Maria Procházková

SLOVAK REPUBLIC
BATHORY by Juraj Jakubisko
BLIND LOVES by Juraj Lehotský
COOKING HISTORY by Peter Kerekes
THOMAS THE FALCONER by Václav Vorlíček

POLAND
MALL GIRLS by Katarzyna Rosłaniec
ALL THAT I LOVE by Jacek Borcuch
RABBIT A LA BERLIN by Bartek Konopka
TRICKS by Andrzej Jakimowski
 
HUNGARY
POLIGAMY by Dénesz Orosz
THE INVESTIGATOR by Attila Gigor
THE LAST BUS STOP by Zsuzsa Böszörményi & Kai Salminen
CATCHER – CAT CITY 2 by Béla Ternovszky
 
THE BEST OF VISEGRAD CINEMA
When: 22 to 27 March 2011
Where: Vendôme (Chaussée de Wavre 18 Waversesteenweg – 1050 Brussels)
More info: www.filmcenter.cz/visegrad -  www.cinema-vendome.be - T. +32 2 502 37 00
Tickets :  Full Rate: 8 EUR - Discount Rate: 6,75 EUR (students -26, teachers, seniors +60), ticketing only at the cinema box office.

*Films will be screened with French subtitles.
BEST OF VISEGRAD CINEMA is organised by the Czech Film Center, with the help of Visegrad Fund, in association with Slovak Film Institute, Polish Film Institute, Magyar Filmunió, and Czech Center in Belgium & UniversCine.be.
 

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