The Bratislava International Film Festival Is Back in Town

03/11/2011 19:46

The Bratislava International Film Festival returns to venues across town this week. This year’s edition of the festival opens with a new Woody Allen film, Midnight in Paris, in the P.O. Hviezdoslav City Theatre tomorrow and remains in town until November 9. After eight years on the left bank of the Danube River, the festival moves closer to the city centre (and closer to us), to the modern Eurovea centre. Besides the City Theatre and the Eurovea centre, films will be projected in the Mladosť cinema, the 35 mm Film Club and in the Slovak National Gallery.

Like in the previous twelve years, this year’s International Film Festival will screen a large and diverse selection of the best and most remarkable films that have been made for the past year. The programme, of course, includes a large number of English-speaking films. We especially recommend Perfect Sense with Evan McGregor, a drama about a relationship between a chef and an epidemiologist who fall in love just as an epidemic begins to rob people of their sensory perceptions; Terrence Malick’s long-expected The Tree of Life with Brad Pitt and Sean Penn, a story of three boys set in the 1950s; and Days Together, a film directed by Peter Monro, which tells the story of a woman who deals with the pressure of having to settle down, get married and have kids. But don’t forget to support the Slovak cinematography, which will be presented during the festival too. If you still hesitate, visit the website of the International Film Festival or see the trailers to the recommended films.