Kinečko staff recommends / 12 November

Even today, the core of Kinečko film magazine has joined forces to bring you a couple of hot tips and recommendations.



Eva Križková: Varga, Kino Mladosť, 8 p.m.


I expected this film to be a biopic documentary about a popular artist, which does not really rank among my favourite genres. To my surprise, I got much more than that. A minimalist documentary film directed by the FAMU student Soňa Maletzová, which shows a special and remarkably authentic meeting of two worlds: that of a young curious filmmaker and of an experienced artist at the end of his life. Varga is a film about life and death, about anger and tenderness, about art and time, but also about art immune to the passing of time. Varga is still worth it.




Saša Gabrižová: Curling, Kino Mladosť, 3:15 p.m.


Denis Côté is my personal discovery of the year. I had an opportunity to see several of his short films, which he came to introduce at this year’s festival in Dresden. However silly this may sound, Côté’s work brims with his lust for filmmaking. He doesn’t need to report on something he knows well. Instead he creates characters and situations so that he can learn to understand them. Film is a game. Within these borders, he sets formal limitations, asks questions and tries to answer them, plays with packaging as well as the contents. And he’s becoming almost a regular at the IFF in Locarno (also in the case of Curling, which won The Best Direction Award). Curling tells the story of a father and his daughter who don’t need anyone but each other. No school, authorities or other friends. How will their story continue?




On Tuesday 14th November in kino Lumière were announced the winners of 19th Bratislava IFF. Festival continues in kino Mladost, MIER in Modra, Mier in Senec and Zahoran in Malacky. 



The White World According to Daliborek (2017) and its main protagonist – a “gentle neo-Nazi” have prompted a controversial reaction in the Czech Republic. Klusák came across Dalibor on the Internet.


We’re slowly nearing the end of the festival and Kinečko has some recommendations for today’s screenings. This time we’re leaving Bratislava and expanding to the nearby cities.

Even today we’re here to recommend where to go and what to see.


Zuzana Golianová asked Jean-Marc Barr 10 questions.

The core of Kinečko film magazine is here again to recommend a couple of films you can’t miss.

Even today, the core of Kinečko film magazine has joined forces to bring you a couple of hot tips and recommendations.


Due to technical problems during the previous screening of the film HOUSE WITHOUT ROOF (dir.Soleen Yusef), we added a special screening on Sunday, November 12 at 1pm in Kine Lumière K4.


Just like yesterday, the core of Kinečko film magazine has come together to bring you a couple of hot tips and recommendations for today.


The documentary film directed by Soňa Maletzová is a portrait of Marián Varga, a legend of the Czechoslovak music scene. As many suchlike films, this one too reflects a particularly difficult time in the life of the artist – a different, original, innovative, progressive and controversial musician. Some found his style, artistic and life alike, crazy, whereas others imitated and loved it.


This year the renowned Canadian director of experimental, documentary and fiction films Denis Côté comes with his new release A Skin So Soft, combining all these three types of film, although most of all, it can be labelled a documentary. The filmmaker follows a group of bodybuilders throughout their everyday lives, but focuses mainly on various activities related to weight training and working out, their mutual hobbies.