My Programme
Accompanying event
25. Jun
60 min.

opening hours 09:00 - 17:00

Exhibitions and expositions of the East Slovak Museum in Košice:

A. Historical building, Marathon Peace Square

- Košice's golden treasure

- Gothic, Baroque and Renaissance

- Treasures of Archeology in the flow of time

- Lajči Báči – 120th anniversary of the birth of Ľudovít Feld

- The artistic spectrum of the Košice region

- Wooden church from Kožuchovice

B. Division, Hviezdoslavova 3

- Nature of the Carpathians – natural history exposition of fauna and flora

- Threads of life – ethnographic exposition

C. Location of Executioner's Bastion, Hrnčiarska 7

Mikluš prison

Rodošto – memorial house of Francis II. Rákociho

Casemates - medieval fortifications of the city of Košice

Bašta Gallery – S. Jasovský – Threads of Abstraction (Exhibition of paintings)

House of crafts - Kamenári - exhibition of period crafts

20% discount on Cinepass from the entrance fee on site
Movies for Kids
25. Jun
Robot Dreams
Director(s): Pablo BergerES, FR101 min.2023

A dog lives in Manhattan and he’s tired of being alone. One day he decides to build himself a robot, a companion. Their friendship blossoms, until they become inseparable, to the dance rhythm of 80’s NYC. One summer night, the dog, with great sadness, is forced to abandon robot at the beach. Will they ever meet again? A story about friendship, its importance, and its fragility. This love letter to the Big Apple was nominated for Academy award for best animated feature in 2023. And for all of you between 7 and 77 – this is a unique opportunity to see this film for the first time in Slovakia. IMDb web trailer
96 seats available
Film blockInternational Competition of Short Films
25. Jun
85 min.

International Competition of Short Films, programme 3

Director(s): Olexi ChubunCZ11 min.2023

Because of the war in Ukraine, Svitlana and her daughters move to the Czech Republic, but when the Christmas holidays come, the whole family wants to be with their father, who remains in the Kyiv region.

Une orange de Jaffa
Director(s): Mohammed AlmughanniPL, FR, PS27 min.2023

Mohammed, a young Palestinian, is desperately looking for a taxi to take him through a checkpoint to meet his mother, who is waiting for him on the Israeli side. Finding a brave driver is not so easy.

Eksi bir
Director(s): Ömer Ferhat ÖzmenTR15 min.2023

Enver is disturbed by the "odor" in his building and believes that the new tenants in the basement are responsible for it. He starts collecting signatures from all the residents for a petition in order to make them move out.

Se Khahar
Director(s): Iman BehrouziIR, DE12 min.2022

A meditative symphony on the city and death. The filmmaker returns to places where he had made a film about suicide 18 years ago. Now, in the crowded streets of Tehran and in the city’s rundown corners with flanked walls, he searches for the reasons that had led three sisters to end their lives together.

Filmmakers present: Iman Behrouzi (director)

Mourir en silence
Director(s): Émile LavoieCA15 min.2023

A buried body, a missing sister, and a nosy neighbor turn Eric's day into a nightmare.

Director(s): Maciej RosaPL5 min.2023

When our time comes, we must leave the world. This is a standard procedure, but for one dead man, it was delayed. Because of a loophole in heaven’s bureaucracy, he needs to stay on Earth one day longer. To pass the time, he goes out of his place and experiences the world one last time.

142 seats available
International Competition of Central and Eastern European Films
25. Jun
Director(s): Tudor GiurgiuRO, HU109 min.2023

Tudor Giurgiu broadens the picture of the 1989 Romanian revolution after the defeat of the Securitate secret service and dictator Nicolae Ceaușescu’s execution by following events in Sibiu. When a mob attacks a police station, the police officers are helpless and try to escape – they take off their uniforms, but the crowd enters the arms depot and a shootout begins between civilians, secret police, and the army. Nobody finds out who is guilty or innocent. The intoxication of killing is omnipresent. Armed vigilantes roam the streets, intoxicated by the vision of freedom. The chaotic events, reminiscent of a civil war, are brought to life by the director through mini-portraits of detainees. All of them, guilty and innocent, end up in an empty pool. The suggestive image of bloody anarchy without winners or losers is accompanied by a moving song about the beauty of freedom.

184 seats available
Accompanying eventAF INDUSTRY
25. Jun
60 min.

only in Slovak

Video assistant operators capture footage captured by digital cameras and display it on video monitors so that the director and other crew members can see exactly what has been filmed. This profession will be presented by Ján Šipikal, software developer for video assistants, and Peter Neveďal, developer and film producer.

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International Competition of Feature Films
25. Jun
Wadaean Julia
Director(s): Mohamed KordofaniSD, SE, DE, SA, FR, EG120 min.2023

Wracked by guilt after covering up a murder, Mona — a northern Sudanese retired singer in a tense marriage — tries to make amends by taking in the deceased’s southern Sudanese widow, Julia, and her son, Daniel, into her home. Unable to confess her transgressions to Julia, Mona decides to leave the past behind and adjust to a new status quo, unaware that the country’s turmoil may find its way into her home and put her face to face with her sins.

The first Sudanese film ever to screen in Cannes official selection and the winner of the Un Certain Regard – Freedom Prize.

Filmmakers present: Mohamed Kordofani (director)

453 seats available
International Competition of Feature Films
25. Jun
Vingt Dieux
Director(s): Louise CourvoisierFR90 min.2024

After the death of his father, 18-year-old Totone must grow up quickly to look after his 7-years-old sister and their family farm in Jura. He assumes even more responsibility when he tries to enter the competition for the best Comté cheese in the region. He could win a gold medal and 30,000 euros at the agricultural competition.

The film marks the Courvoisier’s feature debut as well as the on-screen debut of Clément Faveau, who stars as young farm boy Totone. Holy Cow premiered in the Un Certain Regard section at the 2024 Cannes Film Festival, where it was awarded the Youth Prize.

„I am very fond of Totone, even though he is not a hero and he is full of flaws. I wanted to show his imperfections as much as his strengths. Totone is like a clumsy and overexcited puppy, who may dance half-naked on a bar, or fail to help his father when he needs it, but is sweet and lovable all the same,“ said the director.

269 seats available
Love & Anarchy
25. Jun
Sodan ja rauhan lapset
Director(s): Ville SuhonenFI65 min.2024

Children of War and Peace premiered at the IFF Rotterdam in 2024. It is an exceptional compilation film that deals with propaganda. Finland first became an independent state when it broke away from the Russian Empire when it was falling apart in 1917. Having witnessed the horrors of the WW I and aware of the potential threats of the future, the government initiated a harsh policy for the rising generation. All children were taught discipline, honesty, and patriotism. No exceptions. The film includes archive footage, photographs, radio programs, books, magazines, and a lot of propaganda material, as well as children and young people’s testimonies and diary entries. It is a bleak but visually fascinating study of the policies that small states bordering Russia were forced to adopt.

137 seats available
Film blockInternational Competition of Short Films
25. Jun
95 min.

International Competition of Short Films, programme 6

Director(s): Elham EhsasUK, AF13 min.2023

In Taliban-controlled Afghanistan, a woman walks into a hijab shop to buy her first full body veil.

Director(s): Atsushi HiraiFR, JP22 min.2023

It is the last day of the year and night falls on the small town of Toyama, Japan. A man goes to the public bath to retrieve a forgotten object. Once inside, the promise of a hot bath compels him to stay.

En undersøgelse af empati
Director(s): Hilke RönnfeldtDE, DK15 min.2023

Dana wants to show empathy. Penelope wants to explore empathy. Penelope’s artistic experiment unfolds, and Dana’s feelings are whirled around.

Filmmakers present: Hilke Rönnfeldt (director)

Director(s): Louisiana Mees-FongangBE19 min.2023

Fikri's reality becomes absurd when he ends up in Belgium and starts a nurse training. Struck by the confusion of Magritte, a woman with Alzheimer who he cares for, he is confronted with his own uprooting.

The Miracle
Director(s): Nienke DeutzBE, NL, FR15 min.2023

The Miracle – a place where the sun always shines, with endless opportunities to relax and an abundance of food. But how do you relate to a place that constantly confronts you with the things you don’t have?

Nun or Never!
Director(s): Heta JäälinojaFI11 min.2023

A group of nuns live together in happy harmony. When one of them finds a man in the garden, her everyday life within the group is disrupted and the harmony is broken. As she fails to make her dreams come true, she realizes that everyone in the community has their own hidden universe.

132 seats available
Pavol Pekarčík Presents
25. Jun
Director(s): Oksana KarpovychCA, FR, UA93 min.2024

Sound and image stare each other in the face as Intercepted contrasts quiet compositions of everyday life of Ukrainians since the full-scale invasion with intercepted phone conversations between Russian soldiers and their families.

Ukrainian intelligence services have intercepted thousands of phone calls Russian soldiers made from the battlefield in Ukraine to their families and friends in Russia. Juxtaposed with images of the destruction caused by the invasion and the day-to-day life of the Ukrainian people who resist and rebuild, the voices of the Russian soldiers - ranging from being filled with heroic illusions to complete disappointment and loss of reason, from looting to committing more horrible war crimes, from propaganda to doubt and disillusionment - expose the whole scope of the dehumanizing power of war and imperialist nature of the Russian aggression.

Film won Prize of the Ecumenical Jury – Special Mention at the Berlinale 2024.

140 seats available
Accompanying eventAF INDUSTRY
25. Jun
60 min.

only in Slovak

The producer Patrik Pašš and the screenwriter Tomáš Koňařík will present their upcoming co-production project Hunter. Tomáš Koňařík will present the specifics of screenwriting in the experimental genre of mystery detective fiction. The producer Patrik Pašš will talk about securing the project development, financing and production.

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Panorama Documentaries
25. Jun
Director(s): Wim WendersDE, FR93 min.2023

In Anselm, Wim Wenders creates a portrait of Anselm Kiefer, one of the most innovative and important painters and sculptors of our time. Shot in 3D and 6K-resolution, the film presents a cinematic experience of the artist’s work which explores human existence and the cyclical nature of history. It is inspired by literature, poetry, philosophy, science, mythology, and religion. For over two years, Wenders traced Kiefer’s path from his native Germany to his current home in France, connecting the stages of his life to the essential places of his career, which spans more than five decades.

186 seats available
25. Jun
Elfogy a levegő
Director(s): Katalin MoldovaiHU105 min.2023

Ana, a literature teacher, is being accused of misconduct for suggesting Agnieszka Holland’s movie – Total Eclipse – to her 17-year-old students, so they can better understand Rimbaud’s work and life. The movie depicts homosexuality, which the parent objects to. She starts a struggle to justify herself, causing an absurd chain reaction. The school’s principal, Eva slowly withdraws, and this effect good working relationships. The scandal that follows has unforeseeable consequences upon her life, and the life of the student, Victor, whose father makes the complaint. As the case ends up in different court investigations post-socialist fixations comes to surface, and the air around Ana, and Viktor slowly disappear. The main themes of the film include questions of acceptance, being a teacher, the nature of power and oppression.

260 seats available
25. Jun
Kobieta z...
Director(s): Malgorzata Szumowska, Michal EnglertPL, SE132 min.2023

Adam is trying to be a good husband and father in a small town in Poland but starts to feel increasingly uncomfortable in his own body, one that doesn't reflect his true identity.

Set against the landscape of the Polish transformation from communism to capitalism, Woman of... spans 45 years of the life of Aniela Wesoły, who lives more than half of her adult life in a provincial Polish town as a man. Aniela's journey to find personal liberty as a trans woman reveals hardships in marriage and parenthood, strained family relations and complicated attitudes in her environment, constantly placing her in impossible situations. What choices will Aniela have to make? Will she be ready to sacrifice everything to become who she truly is?

/Slovak Distributor: Film Europe

464 seats available
Accompanying event
25. Jun
15 min.

The tasting event will take place from June 21 to June 27, 2024, from 3:00 PM to 6:00 PM, FREE for Cinepass holders!

Kubbo Select, OC Galeria Shopping, Toryská 5, Košice

Come and taste wines from the Kaschauer series at Ostrožovič Winery - including Kaschauer Yellow Muscat, Kaschauer Furmint, Kaschauer Pinot Noir Rosé, and Kaschauer Lovely Frizzante.

Kubbo Select is a family-owned company that has been guiding its customers through the world of gourmet since 2009. Quality, taste, and narrative are paramount when curating our selection.

J&J Ostrožovič Winery is nestled in the enchanting heart of the Tokaj Wine Region. For nearly thirty years, it has specialized in crafting the highest quality Tokaj wines, aged in volcanic cellars. The 58 hectares of vineyards provide ideal conditions for growing grape varieties. In addition to prestigious Tokaj selections, it also produces light wines suitable for every occasion.

free admission