You will be redirected back to your article in seconds

‘Terminal’ starts Bratislava

Slovak fest opens with local take on 'Waiting For Godot'

BRATISLAVIA — The Sixth Bratislava Film Festival kicked off Friday with the preem of Slovak adaptation “Terminal Station,” a life lesson developed from a stage piece.

Czech helmer Jiri Chlumsky and scribe Stanislav Stepka made “Terminal” for broadcast TV but fest organizers, calling the format “elegant,” decided to open the event with a screening in Slovakia’s capital.

Chlumsky said the film, shot in 24 days over four years, its $680,000 budget financed completely from Slovak public and private sources, represented a major achievement. “We are happy to have it finished,” he said, laughing. The film, which features a cast of mainly theater actors, was shot entirely at the railway station of a small Slovak town outside Bratislava.

Some 160 films will unspool at the nine-day fest, including eight foreign-lingo Oscar nominees, a New Slovak Films sidebar and Zoom, a popular annual section this year focusing on Icelandic film.

Hilmar Oddssons’ mood piece “Cold Light” highlights that series, while Oscar contender “Control,” a Hungarian story of surreal adventures in the Budapest metro, leads off the sidebar Free Zone: Youth Without Limits.

More Film

  • viacom logo

    International TV Growth, Paramount Gains Power Viacom Q2 Earnings

    BRATISLAVIA — The Sixth Bratislava Film Festival kicked off Friday with the preem of Slovak adaptation “Terminal Station,” a life lesson developed from a stage piece. Czech helmer Jiri Chlumsky and scribe Stanislav Stepka made “Terminal” for broadcast TV but fest organizers, calling the format “elegant,” decided to open the event with a screening in […]

  • Mia FarrowTime 100 Gala, Arrivals, New

    Mia Farrow Didn't Want Dylan Farrow to Talk About Woody Allen Sex Abuse Claims

    BRATISLAVIA — The Sixth Bratislava Film Festival kicked off Friday with the preem of Slovak adaptation “Terminal Station,” a life lesson developed from a stage piece. Czech helmer Jiri Chlumsky and scribe Stanislav Stepka made “Terminal” for broadcast TV but fest organizers, calling the format “elegant,” decided to open the event with a screening in […]

  • Melissa McCarthy The Kitchen

    Melissa McCarthy Snorts Ecstasy With Sex Crazed Puppets in 'Happytime Murders'

    BRATISLAVIA — The Sixth Bratislava Film Festival kicked off Friday with the preem of Slovak adaptation “Terminal Station,” a life lesson developed from a stage piece. Czech helmer Jiri Chlumsky and scribe Stanislav Stepka made “Terminal” for broadcast TV but fest organizers, calling the format “elegant,” decided to open the event with a screening in […]

  • It movie review

    'It: Chapter 2' Director Andy Muschietti Says 'Bring Your Adult Diapers'

    BRATISLAVIA — The Sixth Bratislava Film Festival kicked off Friday with the preem of Slovak adaptation “Terminal Station,” a life lesson developed from a stage piece. Czech helmer Jiri Chlumsky and scribe Stanislav Stepka made “Terminal” for broadcast TV but fest organizers, calling the format “elegant,” decided to open the event with a screening in […]

  • Deadpool 2 Ocean's 8

    Poll: Which Summer Tentpole Are You Most Excited to See?

    BRATISLAVIA — The Sixth Bratislava Film Festival kicked off Friday with the preem of Slovak adaptation “Terminal Station,” a life lesson developed from a stage piece. Czech helmer Jiri Chlumsky and scribe Stanislav Stepka made “Terminal” for broadcast TV but fest organizers, calling the format “elegant,” decided to open the event with a screening in […]

  • Matthew Rhys, Benedict Cumberbatch, Andy Serkis,

    Can 'Mowgli' Sell MovieGoers on a Darker 'Jungle Book'?

    BRATISLAVIA — The Sixth Bratislava Film Festival kicked off Friday with the preem of Slovak adaptation “Terminal Station,” a life lesson developed from a stage piece. Czech helmer Jiri Chlumsky and scribe Stanislav Stepka made “Terminal” for broadcast TV but fest organizers, calling the format “elegant,” decided to open the event with a screening in […]

More From Our Brands

Access exclusive content