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Slovak Studies Program

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Slovak film summaries and clips

 

 

The University of Pittsburgh has the largest collection of Slovak films outside of Central Europe.

Pittfilm Travel to Collection Grants are periodically available for research.

2009

Jánošík. The True Story. (Jánošík. Pravdivá história, dir. Agnieszka Holland)

200-year-old myth fixed up for the 21st century

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2008

Bathory (Báthory, dir. Juraj Jakubisko)

From folk to filmic legend

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2008

Bathory (Báthory, dir. Juraj Jakubisko)

Concentrated ingredients

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2007

Half-Life of Decay (Polčas rozpadu, dir. Vlado Fischer)

Dialogue on the generation gap closed

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1995

The Garden (Záhrada, dir. Martin Šulík)

Content-driven tradition

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1986

Fountain for Suzanne (Fontána pre Zuzanu, dir. Dušan Rapoš)

Glossed-over veneer

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1982

A Thousand-year-old Bee (Tisícročná včela, dir. Juraj Jakubisko)

Cupidity, class, and whim

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1982

A Thousand-year-old Bee (Tisícročná včela, dir. Juraj Jakubisko)

Honeybee effect

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1982

A Thousand-year-old Bee (Tisícročná včela, dir. Juraj Jakubisko)

The red at the end of the tunnel

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1982

She Grazed Horses on Concrete (Pásla kone na betóne, dir. Štefan Uher)

Crosscutting of love interests

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1982

She Grazed Horses on Concrete (Pásla kone na betóne, dir. Štefan Uher)

Off-screen fighting

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1976

Rosy Dreams (Ružové sny, dir. Dušan Hanák)

Slovak–Romani (Gypsy) courtship

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1975

Pacho, the Highwayman of Hybe (Pacho, hybský zbojník, dir. Martin Ťapák)

Spoofing the Jánošík myth

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1972

Pictures of the Old World (Obrazy starého sveta, dir. Dušan Hanák)

A documentary point of view

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1970

See You in Hell, Friends (Dovidenia v pekle, priatelia, dir. Juraj Jakubisko)

A diffuse post-invasion mix

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  Relaxed 1960s
1969

322 (code for cancer in medical records, dir. Dušan Hanák)

Quasi-documentary slaughterhouse

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1969

Birds, Orphans, and Fools (Vtáčkovia, siroty a blázni, dir. Juraj Jakubisko)

Innovative for afficionados

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1965

The Shop on Main Street (Obchod na korze, dir. Ján Kadár and Elmar Klos)

Sunday strollers imprisoned by World War II

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1963

The Sun in a Net (Slnko v sieti, dir. Štefan Uher)

A solar eclipse and lies scared the authorities

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1963

The Sun in a Net (Slnko v sieti, dir. Štefan Uher)

Filmic transition and titillation

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  Socialist Realism
1953

Native Country (Rodná zem, dir. Josef Mach)

Tractor driver welcomes farm technology

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1952

Young Hearts (Mladé srdcia, dir. Václav Kubásek)

A working courtship

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1952

Young Hearts (Mladé srdcia, dir. Václav Kubásek)

Disciplined enthusiasm

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1950

The Dam (Priehrada, dir. Paľo Bielik)

Parting finale

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1949

Cathy (Katka, dir. Ján Kadár)

Wanting humor and progress

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  Democracy
1948

Wolves' Lairs (Vlčie diery, dir. Paľo Bielik)

Context-dependent insurgency

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1946

Beware... ! (Varuj... !, dir. Martin Frič)

From mountains to mines

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1946

Beware... ! (Varuj... !, dir. Martin Frič)

Son and country

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1937

Tracing Slovaks from New York to the Mississippi (Za Slovákmi od New Yorku po Mississippi, dir. Karol Plicka)

Workaday Pittsburgh

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1935

Jánošík (dir. Martin Frič)

Symbolic Tatras

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1933

The Earth Sings (Zem spieva, dir. Karol Plicka)

Introducing spring and the film

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1933

The Earth Sings (Zem spieva, dir. Karol Plicka)

Dressed-up labor

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1922

[ Nosferatu (Nosferatu, eine Symphonie des Grauens, dir. F. W. Murnau) ]

Slovak locations in the German film classic

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1921

Jánošík (dir. Jaroslav Jerry Siakeľ)

Mountain lads rob the rich

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