This year we again showcase an eclectic mix of the latest movies and interesting themes. The program is packed full of great features including dramas, thrillers, romance, comedies and documentaries. Many of them will be screened to the Australian public for the very first time and two will even have their international premieres.
The 5-time 2018 Czech Lions Award winner Barefoot directed by the highly acclaimed Jan Svěrák, willhave its Australian premiere and open the festival with our gala evening at Dendy Opera Quays on Wednesday, 16th of May.
Among the highlights of the festival is without a doubt Sean Ellis’ historical thriller Anthropoid, an extraordinary true story about the efforts of a handful of Czechs to kill the Reich's 3rdin command, SS General Reinhard Heydrich.
TH 17 MAY 6:30 PM, TICKETS: dendy.com.au/movies/anthropoid
Győrgy Kristóf comedy debut Out is a modern-day odyssey of Ágoston,a down on his luck50-year-old Hungarian Slovak family man in search of work luck in a foreign country. It tugs at the audience’s heartstrings and will no doubt find many sympathisers among the expats and new immigrants in the audience.
FR 18 MAY 9:00 PM, TICKETS: dendy.com.au/movies/out
Our other comedy drama offering is the cinematic gem Larks on a String by the Oscar winning director JiříMenzel. Banned from screening for 20 years, its satirical portrayal of the absurdity of authoritarian regimes will be a delight to see on the big screen.
SAT 19 MAY 4:00 PM, TICKETS: dendy.com.au/movies/larks-on-a-string
From the old to the very new, the comedy-satire President Blanik by director Marek Najbrt offers a close-up of political wheeling dealing of modern day presidential elections where campaign platforms include lithium for everyone and selling the country.
SAT 18 MAY 7:OO PM, TICKETS: dendy.com.au/movies/president-blanik
Why would a successful businessman with a law degree give up his career and set off on a bike trek around the world? Find out in Marek Mackovič Okhwan’s Mission Impossible, a project shot over several years. It became famous even before thisbicycle road journeywas finished.
SU 20 MAY 4:00 PM, TICKETS: dendy.com.au/movies/okhwans-mission-impossible
Are you single and looking for the right person? Finding one is never easy....
That’s a journey of 3 single friends in the box office hit comedy All or Nothing ,a witty take on a well-oiled life of these singletons whose world is unexpectedly turned upside down.
FR 18 MAY 6:30 PM, TICKETS: dendy.com.au/movies/all-or-nothing
On The other hand, Forget Mozart is an intriguing mystery of the great composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart death. Forman's Amadeus only speculated on the probable causes of Mozart's passing, the Slovak-German movie goes several steps further.
SUN 20 MAY 1:30 PM, TICKETS: www.dendy.com.au/movies/forget-mozart
And of course, the festival would not be complete without our very popular children’s fairy tale or the accompanying program of shorts and animations.
This year’s not to be missed children’s adventure feature for small and big kids alike is the wonderful Oddsockeaters.
SAT 19 MAY 1:30 PM, TICKETS: dendy.com.au/movies/oddsockeaters
The screening is sponsored by Happy Go Duckyand 3 lucky children will each receive one of their beautiful handmade toys following the screening of the movie, so be sure to bring along the whole family.
Our very exciting closing night feature is
the just released movie Backstage which
will have no less than its international
premiere at the festival. The film which has
already broken box office records in
Slovakia, will be followed by a Q&A with
executive film producer Silvia Panáková.
SUN 20 MAY 6:30 PM, TICKETS:
Afterwards,join Silvia and all of our team
at Dendy Newtown for a drink and some
fabulous live music with Chic Republic Duo.
A great opportunity to discuss the movies
you’ve seen or just catch up with friends
you haven’t seen since last festival.
A great opportunity to discuss the movies you’ve seen or just catch up with friends you haven’t seen since last festival.
Full program & more detailed information see festival web page: www.iksimafilms.com.au
Tickets are ON SALE @ Dendy Cinemas
Tickets can be purchased online with no booking fees (www.dendy.com.au/events/) or in person at the Dendy Newtown box office, 261-263 King St., Newtown NSW 2042, T:02 9550 5699