Nova synagóga:


4. 10. – 4. 12.


Petra Dubach & Mario van Horrik: WAVES VLNY

For this autumn, after playing with material (wood with Juraj Gábor) and lighting conditions (blue twilight with Kristína Kandriková), we decided to play with emptiness, acoustics and sound. Together with dutch artists Petra Dubach and Mario van Horrik, we are preparing a specific exhibition – a space of sounds. During the duration of WAVES VLNY, we are preparing a number of other concerts, sound interventions, commented tours, performances and other meetings. Opened to the public from 4th of October from 1:00 p.m. and from that time always opened from Tuesday to Sunday between 1:00 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. 


Wednesday 9. 11., 5:00 p.m.


With Michaela Antalová and Adrian Myhr in WAVES VLNY

A musical meeting (concert) with a sympathetic multi-instrumentalist (originally from Slovakia but working in Norway for a long time) and her partner. The duo is currently fascinated by the colourful range of sound of folklore, which they combine with contemporary music. And in our minimal sound space, they will insert pieces from their ever-resonating album Zvony (Hevhetia, 2021) live.


Wednesday 9. 11., 7:00 p.m.


Diskusia Absyntu: An evening with reporter Wojciech Jagielski

One of the most respected contemporary Polish reporters will visit Žilina again! He will talk to Stanislava, a journalist from the news portal, about his latest book, Stone Towers (2022), but also about the role of literary reportage, which over time can reflect world events and conflicts.


10. – 12. 11.

community, films

Three days of adventure Cestou necestou, Snow Film Fest and Expedičná kamera

A three-day marathon of travellers, climbers, adventurers and skiers in the New synagogue and at the Stanica Žilina-Záriečie. Live presentations and the best online lectures from the Cestou necestou festival, the best films from the 10 years of the Expedičná kamera festival and a selection from the current Snow Film Fest at the same time.


Thursday 17. 11., 7:00 p.m.

theatre and music

Bohorovní – bar cabaret noir of the Irregular Theatre Ensemble @ Slovenská Tepláreň

Music and dance production that was created as a reaction to growing arrogance, intolerance, racism and xenophobia in Slovakia. We present the cabaret as part of the event Slovenská Tepláreň – Concerts for Matúš and Juraj (


Monday 21. 11., 6:00 p.m.


Zobkáčik (concert by flautists from the L. Árvay ZUŠ)

It is always a pleasure if the program manages to find space for performances by the upcoming generation, and we are happy to invite you. Flutists Veronika Čahojová, Karolína Valentovičová, Klára Valentovičová perform under the direction of Pavel Stiller. Piano collaboration: Martin Suroviak.


Wednesday 23. 11., 5:00 p.m.


With Michal Wróblewski in WAVES VLNY

With the current exhibition – the sound environment of the Dutch artists Petra Dubach and Maria van Horrik – this time a great improviser will play. We invite you to join us for his audio-musical commentary.



Stanica Žilina-Záriečie:


Tuesday 1. 11., 5:00 p.m.

film + discussion

Cinema in Stanica: Cathedral + discussion with director Denis Dobrovodský

The film won the audience award at the Cinematik festival. After being expelled from a monastery,  28-year-old spanish monk Justo Gallego decides to dedicate his life to God by building a cathedral in the forgotten village of Mejorada del Campo near Madrid. He would spend the next 60 years building a church the size of the Sagrada Familia almost unaided and without any knowledge of architecture. After a discussion with the director, there will be a second screening at 8:00 p.m.

Slovakia / 2022 / 87 min / directed by: Denis Dobrovoda


Thursday 3. 11., 6:00 p.m.


Student theatre: DNA

The theatre performance DNA is a play by the 4th year acting students at the Dezider Kardoš Private Conservatory in Topoľčany. A game about all of us. A topic that many are afraid to talk about, a topic that is always with us. Bullying. Everyone knows about it, but…


Sunday 6. 11, from 6:00 p.m.

community, film, discussion

Ultrarunners Soňa Kopčoková and Igor Bazala and films by Viliam Bendík

The actors and director of the films Sam on the Road and Igor Bazal will come to introduce them in person and discuss with you not only about the topic of running.


Tuesday 8. 11., 5:00 pm and 8:00 p.m.


Flight Home

The story of Czechoslovak RAF pilots and their journey from occupied Czechoslovakia through France, the Battle of Great Britain and the Eastern Front back to liberated Prague. The story, built in a unique way only on archival footage of the time, through the personal experience and narration of both pilots, allows the audience to experience historical events and moments of wartime life and see them through the eyes of both heroes, as if they were happening right here and now.

Czech Republic, Slovakia / 2022 / 83 min / directed by: Tomáš Bojar


10. – 12. 11.

community, films

Three days of adventure Cestou necestou, Snow Film Fest and Expedičná kamera

A three-day marathon of travellers, climbers, adventurers and skiers in the New Synagogue and at the Stanica Žilina-Záriečie. Live presentations and the best online lectures from the Cestou necestou festival, the best films from the 10 years of the Expedičná kamera festival and a selection from the current Snow Film Fest at the same time.


Tuesday 15. 11, 5:00 p.m.

film + discussion

Cinema in Stanica: Chiara + short film Grace and discussion with director Ivana Laučíková

We will screen the film Miloště (Kindly) as the second one and with the participation of the director Ivana Laučíková, with whom there will be a discussion about the film and things related to it. The film Chiara is an emotional Italian drama about coming of age and the loss of illusions set in Calabria, a territory with its own rules. Film’s director is Jonas Carpignano, who shined in the Directors‘ Fortnight section at the Cannes festival, empathetically telling the story of a girl who due to circumstances was forced to grow up quickly. All this in the environment of photogenic Calabria, where crime and violence are a common part of life.

Italy, France / 2021 / 121 min / directed by: Jonas Carpignano


Friday 18. 11., from 10:00 p.m.


Techno in Stanica: wutoku + Laura Plis + Adamovia @ Slovenská Tepláreň

We included this event as part of the Slovenská Tepláreň – Concerts for Matúš and Juraj event (


Saturday 19. 11., 7:00 p.m.


tvorbYOmladiny (concerts of up-and-coming bands)

And we have news from our people of Young Office Žilina. We will meet with the creative youth group several times a year, and it is an event where the young organisers will present two or three up-and-coming Slovak bands. Look forward not only to the traditional sound, but also to something more experimental. We will come and be sure to stop by too, because YO says that: „if you don’t come, you’ll get a shovel on your forehead“.


Tuesday 22. 11., 5:00 p.m.


The premiere of the film from the ŠtB docuseries: top secret

Persecution of dissent

26’m, director: Braňo Špaček

Invited guests:

Fedor Blaščák, author of the topic and research coordinator ŠtB: Top secret

Jerguš Sivoš, historian, chairman of the Administrative Board of the ÚPN

Jolana Kusá, wife of the dissident Miroslav Kusé


A film about the persecution of civil dissent in Slovakia, which charts the life story of the Marxist philosopher and later dissident, signatory of Charter 77, Miroslav Kusé.

In the fall of 1968, after the Warsaw Pact troops invaded Czechoslovakia, the academic philosopher Miroslav Kusé became the head of the ideological department of the Communist Party. According to his own words, he wanted to „save what he could“, but his mission ended in March 1969. Subsequently, he became one of the first victims of the normalised purges. He is fired from the Communist Party, from his job, and from being a protégé publicist and academic, he becomes a persecuted dissident. In February 1977, as one of a handful of Slovak signatories, he signed Charter 77.

Miroslav Kusý gradually became one of the most watched Slovak dissidents. In May 1981, he was taken into custody for subverting the republic, and this scenario was repeated in August 1989 in connection with the trial of the so-called Bratislava five.

The film brings unique archival findings about the extent of the agency network in Miroslav Kusé’s immediate environment, and it also features unique statements by his wife, daughters and friends.

Discussion on the holiday of the Gentle Revolution.


Thursday 24. 11., 7:00 p.m.


Eight cups and The Devil

A dance theatre that is always created anew by performers and improvisers Roberta Legros Štěpánková and Tomáš Janypka with live musical accompaniment by Ivan Palacký and lighting by Matthieu Legros. These three layers of meaning (dance, sound, light) are on stage in constant communication and story-making. They arise from the precise but spontaneous interplay of artists in real time on stage.


Friday 25. 11., 7:00 p.m.

presentation + lecture

Danube, river of stories – travel cinema of Jana Čavojská

Photographer and reporter Jana Čavojská’s story about  Danube through photographs and stories of people who live where this european river is. Jana Čavojská traveled to seventy countries on four continents. Her texts and photos are not relaxing or touristy, they are often stories from conflicts and wars, stories about sadness or injustice, about people who have lost their home or are looking for a new one.


Saturday 26. 11., 4:00 p.m.


Family cinema: Planet Prague

How many „residents“ do our cities really have? This time, the creators of the award-winning film Planet Czechia set out on an expedition to the concrete jungle of our nearest metropolis – Prague.

 Czech Republic / 2022 / 85 min / directed by: Jan Hošek


Tuesday 29. 11., from 6:00 p.m.


International screening of documentary films Kinedok: Vtedy za mlada + Námorník

KineDok 2022 is an international film event, a community and a unique platform for film education and alternative distribution, connecting supporters and creators of creative documentaries, operating since 2014. The selection of creative documentaries that have achieved success at film festivals guarantees the quality of an organized cultural event. And thanks to the organisation of Kinedok, the entrance fee is voluntary!!!