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22-mrt.-2019 - 30-mrt.-2019

Festival Millenium: When the War Comes / The Band


28 March 2019 (20:45) CINEMA AVENTURE: When the War Comes

Peter lives a seemingly happy life. He drives a new white SUV, has a pretty girlfriend and recently enrolled at university. However, his real life is elsewhere – as the head of a paramilitary called “Slovenskí branci” that recruits hundreds of Slovak teenagers with the silent approval of the authorities. The group’s goal is simple - to create a model totalitarian community based on military drill, obedience and fear. Peter dreams that one day he will convince the entire society - as a big shot politician.

Czech filmmaker Jan Gebert's first feature-length documentary about a Slovak paramilitary group is scary on many levels, although hardly surprising. - review by Vladan Petkovic for Cineuropa

"When the War Comes is a frightening documentary which demonstrates what can happen in a county where politicians allow discontent to fester. Gebert highlights the danger of letting this type of organisation gain grassroots support. It only takes one charismatic leader and who knows what might happen. Indeed, Peter’s move into politics needs to ne monitored closely. Parts of Europe are a powder keg waiting to explode. It could only take one spark to ignite. When the War Comes is a rare insight into a potential fascist future." Read the article here.

Screening in presence of director!



23 March (20:00) Cinema Galeries: The Band (Ladislav Kaboš, SK, 2018, 80min)

In a feature documentary movie, we are following the birth of a dream - creating a professional music band in a Roma settlement in Eastern Slovakia.

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/283117236


When: 22 - 30 March 2019

Where: Cinema Aventure - Rue des Fripiers 15, 1000 Brussels

     Cinema Galeries - Galerie de la Reine 26, 1000 Brussels

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Van: 22-mrt.-2019
T/m: 30-mrt.-2019

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