November Program

2 Nov | Tue | 19.00 | Nová synagóga

FIlm

White on White

A special screening of the film in the Sphéra. White on White, in the form of a video diary, documents the stay of director Viera Čákanyová at the Polish Antarctic station, where in 2017 she filmed FREM (2019), the main character of which is an artificial neural network. During her stay, the author conducts chat conversations with the artificial intelligence that touch on the nature of film, art and the meaning of life, revealing a way of thinking devoid of humanity and emotionality, forcing deep introspection. The film depicts a battle with one's own body and mind in extreme conditions. White on White is an attempt to express the experience of a temporary observer who finds himself in immaculate nature - monumental, beautiful and indifferent at the same time.

 

Original title: Biela na bielej / directed by Viera Čákanyová / SK / 2021 / 74 min. 

Admission: 5 euros

 

3 Nov | Wed | 18.00 | Nová synagóga

Workshop

Tomáš Rybár: DRAW. EAT. REPEAT.

An informal evening with an animation workshop, good food and a presentation of the HAT DOWN project. Tomáš Rybár stopped by our place several times. At the Nová synagóga, as part of his residency program and his NO EXIT project, he created large-scale moving digital drawings projected on the walls, and at Stanica under the Rondl already as part of the HAT DOWN project, he created the mural #VIKTORKUBAL@SICKNICO. In the project, he deals with original Slovak animated works, less present comics and abundantly represented satirical drawings. His motivation is to underline their cultural and artistic value.

Admission: 15 euros

 

4 - 5 Nov | Thu & Fri | 19.00 | Stanica

Performance

Lucia Kašiarová & Ufftenživot: Mnohodinec

Performative non-solo by Lucia Kašiarová et al. We play twice. Friday's performance will include a discussion or performative narrative about the strangeness between personal, professional, social, etc. "Don't take this as a lecture. I'm tired of pretending I know what I'm doing. I - Lucia Kasiarova - initiated the creation of Mnohodiniec (multividual), and yet I do not come to think of myself as an individual, but as a Mnohodiniec. What does it actually mean?"

Admission: 7 euros

 

9 Nov | Tue | 17.00 & 20.00 | Stanica

Cinema

Mainstream

A screening of Be2Can festival films.

Just above Hollywood Boulevard lives Frankie, a young woman trying to figure out who she wants to be. Right after she has several otherworldly encounters with the mysterious Link, a man who seems to live without rules, she is inspired by him to film his anti-mainstream rants for the internet. Together, they become internet stars. But it's hard to keep your sanity when the pressure to be important is mounting. To make matters worse, Frankie and Link start an affair together. Frankie watches as Link becomes the embodiment of everything he despised. Frankie begins to wonder if she, too, is becoming the monster she helped create. A love story about loving someone who doesn't love themselves, against the new culture of today's world.

 

Original title: Mainstream / directed and written by Gia Coppola / USA / 94 min.

Admission: 5 euros

 

10 Nov | Wed | 19.00 | Nová synagóga

Concert

Spectrum Quartett

The musical group active in the realm of the so-called new classical music premieres fresh original compositions by a quartet of relatively young, but already very well-known generation of Slovak composers born between 1984 and 1988. The author Lucia Chut'ková and the composers Vladislav Šarišský, Michal Paľko and Peter Duchnický were already exceptional during their studies for their distinctive approach to music. Nowadays, their works constantly appear in the dramaturgies of events and festivals devoted not only to contemporary classical music, but also to other musical genres.

Admission: FREE

 

16 Nov | Tue | 17.00 & 20.00 | Stanica

Cinema

Titan

A screening of Be2Can festival films.

After a series of unexplained crimes, a father reunites with his son who has been missing for 10 years. Titanium: a metal highly resistant to heat and corrosion, a constituent of strong and light alloys, with high tensile strength.

Winner of the Palme d'Or, the highest prize at the Cannes Film Festival. 

 

Original title: Titan / directed and written by Julia Ducournau / FR, BE / 108 min.

Admission: 5 euros

 

16 Nov - 5 Dec | Nová synagóga

Exhibition

Dana Tomečková and Peter Jánošík

The fourth exhibition at Juraj Gábor’s  Sphéra, during which we will not miss the regular guided tours or family workshops. Keep an eye on our website and social media for information, details will be added from time to time. 

Admission: 5 euros

 

19 Nov | Fri | 20.00 | Stanica

Concert

Jakub Ursiny and Teatro Fatal

After the collaborations in which Jakub Ursiny has dedicated himself to the legacy of his father Dez Ursiny (concerts with the project Kubo Ursiny & Provisorium, later with the musical project from his father's workshop P+L in collaboration with Dorota Nvotová and the trio Talent Transport, etc.), he comes up with his own original project. Teatro Fatal has been active since 2010 and in 2019 their new album called Kolmica is being created in the LVGNC studios in Bratislava, performed by a fresh, very interesting constellation of musicians. The public launch of the album has been delayed quite a bit due to the pandemic, but the band is already in full swing with a program consisting of popular older titles as well. Apart from Jakub Ursíny (vocals, piano) the band features Tomáš Michalčák (guitar), Samuel Šomorjai (bass guitar) and Dominik Špuler (drums).

Admission: 8 euros

 

20 Nov | Sat | 16.00 | Stanica

Children’s theatre

Divadlo Trieska: Hanička without hands [SK]

A story about how quickly a man's life can change when he donates a handful of flour. About the fact that everything bad is good for something.  About people both good and bad. But most of all about love that overcomes all bad... The production is a solo performance of one actor and eight wooden puppets. The wood in the hands of the actor comes to life in a little-known ballad fairy tale written by Samuel Czambel, an important collector of Slovak folk tales. The performance is suitable for small and big people from 6 years old onwards, but especially for all those with open eyes and ears.

Admission: canceled 

 

21 Nov | Sun | 18.00 | Stanica

YO event

Actions with Meotar

Do you remember the classic board game Activities, where one of the tasks was to draw and guess the drawn phrase?

Young Office in cooperation with Station Záriečie have prepared a modified version of this game for you. We will replace the paper with a moth! For those who do not know what the project is, it is an older predecessor of the projector, which, however, works on the principle of light and shadow.

Admission: donation-based

 

23 Nov | Tue | 17.00 & 20.00 | Stanica

Cinema

107 Mothers

Irina is a dedicated warden at Prison 74 in Odessa - the women's correctional institution in Ukraine, where she guards over a hundred female inmates. Lesya, sentenced to seven years for a crime of passion, is one of the new women arriving at the prison. She is pregnant with her first child. As Lesja gradually gets used to the rules of prison life, she also discovers that several of her fellow inmates have suffered a similar fate. Mothers with small children are allowed to visit them once in a while in a separate part of the prison, where they are cared for by benevolent nurses and wardresses. However, if the prisoner does not find a home for her child after its third birthday, the offspring is placed in institutional care, which is a tragedy for every mother and child, as well as a difficult routine for Irina, who is responsible for handing over the children to social care. Locked away and with almost no one to turn to in the outside world, Lesya must find a way to prevent her son from ending up in an orphanage.

 

Original title: Cenzorka / directed by Peter Kerekes / Screenplay by Peter Kerekes and Ivan Ostrochovský / CZ, SK, UA / 93 min.

Admission: 5 euros

 

24 Nov | Wed | 17.00 & 19.00 | Stanica

Cinema

KOLNOA - Israeli Film Festival

The KOLNOA (קולנוע) Israeli Film Festival, which bears the Hebrew word for cinema or cinematography in its name, presents the film production of this remarkable and colourful country full of contradictions. The films screened are exceptional in that you will certainly not come across them in the usual Slovak film distribution. Admission is free.

 

  • 17.00: The Museum (2017), 74 min, Directed  by Ran Tal

The Museum is a documentary that seeks to explore the Israeli soul through the galleries, warehouses and visitors of the National Museum of Israel, the most important cultural institution in Israel. For about 18 months, director Ran Tal collected footage of the museum's daily routine, which he pieced together into a film collage. The result is an enlightening yet entertaining documentary puzzle that attempts to define the unique nature of the museum within the extraordinary geographic, historical and political context in which it operates.

 

  • 19.00: The Unorthodox (2018), 92 min, Directed by Eliran Malka

A black comedy based on true events. The year is 1983 and Yakov (Shuli Rand) is an ordinary man. He has no special knowledge, money, connections, or political experience. But he has a strong will and determination to act, as well as a conviction that other Sephardic Jews should be proud of. When his daughter is expelled from school for ethnic reasons, he decides to fight back, and together with two other friends, they form the first ethnic political group in Jerusalem - the Sephardic Ultra-Orthodox Party.

Admission: FREE

 

24 Nov - 1 Dec | Nová synagóga

Residency

Tomáš Janypka in Sphéra 11.

During his eleventh visit, Tomáš Janypka will reflect back - he will look at what he has experienced in the Sphéra starting in January 2021 to compact and prepare for the finale of his time with us.

Admission: not applicable 

 

25 Nov | Thu | 19.00 | Stanica

Introduction

Divadlo z Pasáže: love SHOCK [SK]

A new production by the Divadlo z Pasáže in Banská Bystrica, directed by Kristýna Chmelíková. An encounter that touches on tenderness, desire, rejection, frustration, passion, intimacy, repression, joy and other things that make our life "alive". We say we are tolerant, receptive, empathetic, kind, etc. But when it's time to show it, we lose ourselves in inaction or overlooking, or at worse, dismissing. There is no better opportunity to try to break out of our bubble than to show true empathy to someone we don't understand and whose "world" is alien to us...

Admission: 7 euros

 

27 Nov | Sat | 20.00 | Nová synagóga

Concert

Alf Carlsson / Jiří Kotača Quartet

A joint project of Swedish guitarist Alf Carlsson and the extremely successful Czech trumpeter Jiří Kotača. The musicians met while studying in Rotterdam, the Netherlands. Half a year after returning to their home countries, they are already planning Alf's trip to the Czech Republic. The trip turns into a short concert tour and the concert tour eventually becomes a regular band. In November 2019, the band's very positively reviewed album Journeys (Amplion Records) is released and the band immediately plays dozens of gigs in clubs and at various jazz festivals (Sweden, Slovakia, Germany, Czech Republic). Peter Korman (double bass) and Kristián Kuruc (drums). The music of the Alf Carlsson / Jiří Kotača Quartet mixes influences of Scandinavian lyricism and contemporary jazz with a pinch of Moravian and Slovak folklore. Which brings a unique sound to the band, which emphasizes diversity, strong melody and interweaving of traditions. 

Admission: 8 euros

 

30 Nov | Tue | 17.00 & 20.00 | Stanica

Cinema

Gunda

A documentary depicting the daily life of several animals on a farm. The main characters of the story are GUNDA the sow, two cows and one one-legged hen. The director uses the film to remind us that we humans inhabit a planet with billions of different animals whose behaviour and survival we know almost nothing about, or don't want to know. The director poignantly recalibrates our moral universe and reminds us of the value of life and the mystery of all animal consciousness, including our own.

 

Original title: Gunda / directed by Viktor Kossakovsky / NO, USA  / 2020 / 93 min.

Admission: 5 euros

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