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A PATH ACROSS THE DANUBE - presentation of the Slovak film production in New Delhi during SK PRES

A PATH ACROSS THE DANUBE - presentation of the Slovak film production in New Delhi during SK PRES

16.11.2016

The Embassy of the Slovak Republic in New Delhi has prepared for you in the field of cultural presentation during the Slovak Presidency of the Council of the European Union a series of film events. 

We are pleased to invite you to the upcoming screening of the Slovak film A Path Across the Danube.

Original name: Chodník cez Dunaj (1989)                  
English name: A Path Across the Danube (1989)
Date: Friday, 18 November, 2016
Timings: 7:00 pm (92 Minutes)
Venue: Cinema hall of the Embassy of the Slovak Republic, 50-M Niti Marg,  Chanakyapuri, New Delhi
Director: Miloslav Luther 
Cast: Roman Luknár, Vladimír Hajdu, Georgiana Tarjan, Eva Horká, Ondřej Vetchý, Mátyás Dráfi, Valerie Kaplanová, Jana Březinová, Gustav Opočenský, Stano Dančiak, Pavol Topoľský, Miloš Pietor, Jiří Schwarz, Bronislav Poloczek, Ladislav Konrád, Ľudovít Moravčík, Zuzana Rybárová, Ferdinand Macurák
Language: Slovak, with subtitles in English
Entry is free.  

About the film 

In 1989, Slovak director Miloslav Luther made a five-episode TV series about the life of the important scholar Jan Jesenius, Doctor of the Dying Time (it was edited in 1990 for cinemas under the name Witness of the Dying Time), based on a concept of the Czech screenwriter Vladimír Körner. Their collaboration led to two more full-length cinema feature films - A Path Across the Danube (1989) and the Angel of Mercy (1993). Both were co-written by Marián Puobiš. A Path Across Danube takes place in the autumn of 1939, shortly after the outbreak of World War II. The dramatic story of two friends - the Slovak Viktor Lesa and the Czech Franz Ticháček, excellently portrayed by Roman Luknár and Ady Hajdu - captures their excruciating fight for life in the face of extreme adversity. According to director Miloslav Luther:

“It is a film about young people in 1939 for young people in 1989. It contains love and adventure, bravery and turpitude, big emotions and an attractive story.” 

The film was made by Slovak Film Production Bratislava in co-production with Czechoslovak Television Bratislava. It was shot from 17 January 1989 to 24 March 1989 in Prague, Komárno, Bodíky, Pusté Úľany, Šamorín, Plavecký Štvrtok, Stupava, Čierna Voda and Pernek. In addition to Slovak actors, the film also starred Hungarian actress Györgyi Tarján, Czech actors Bronislav Poloczek, Gustav Opočenský, Ondřej Vetchý, Jiří Schwarz, Eva Horká and others. The film was premièred on 28 August 1989 in the Tatra Cinema in Bratislava. It won the Special Priye of the Prince of Monaco - Prix de la Croix-Rouge Monégasque - at the Monte Carlo Television Festival (1990) which is awarded to a film fighting for peace, humanistic ideas and tolerance.