Slovakia – Dominika Jarečná, Cinema Lumiere (Bratislava)

Cinema for me is…

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Dominika in 23 Frames

1. Describe yourself in ten words.
Modern day Juliet Capulet only more liberated and less foolish.

2. Your best quality? Your worst habit?
My best quality: I see undeniable beauty in the mundane things of life.
Worst habit: I procrastinate and leave everything to the last minute, bear with me.

3. Your dream job?
Art restorer.

4. What do you like most about your country?
Our nature and poetry.

5. Your favorite dish in your country?
Skalický trdelník, a traditional cake baked on a rotating spit over open fire.

6. Which word or phrase in your native language do you like the most and what does it mean?
The word ľubozvučný, it describes a group of slovak words of a lovely and soft sound.

7. What European capital have you visited lately?
Prague.

8. Other than your own, which European country would you love to live in?
Italy.

9. What does Europe mean to you? 3 values.
Home, freedom and unity.

10. What film made you fall in love with cinema?
The Never Ending Story (Wolfgang Petersen, 1984, DE) and Malá mořská víla (Karel Kachyna, 1976, CZ).

11. Your favorite film theatre? What do you like about it?
Kino Úsmev – they screen great films and also you can buy wine at the bar and take it with you in the fancy glass!

12. Who is your movie hero?
Antoine Doinel.

13. Which movie director would you like to be?
Agnès Varda.

14. Briefly describe your favorite scene.
A Hard Day’s Night (Richard Lester, 1964, GB).
The Beatles arrive in the room full of drinks and food but pressured by press don’t manage to eat any. To ridiculous questions they respond with quick-witted answers.

15. What are the 3 best European films you have seen in the last year?
Ingmar Bergman through the Choreographer’s eye (Fredrik Stattin, 2017, DK)
3 Days in Quiberon (Emily Atef, 2018, DE)
Robert Vano: The Story of a Man (Adolf Zika, 2018, CZ).

16. Which film character do you most identify with?
Buttercup from The Princess Bride (Rob Reiner, 1987, US).

17. Your favorite soundtrack or song?
Soundtrack of Romeo and Juliet (Franco Zeffirelli, 1968, IT) by Nino Rota.

18. If you had to live in a movie, which one would you like it to be?
A period drama piece, Pride and prejudice by Joe Wright is probably the one.

19. Your life becomes a bio-pic. Who plays the role of you?
Anna Karina.

20. Which talent would you most like to have?
Dance experimental ballet and play harmonica.

21. What is your most treasured possession?
My paintings, seashell collection, antique tea set and my clock with Mick Jagger’s face on it.

22. What do you consider your greatest achievement?
Getting accepted into university.

23. What is your motto?
Quote by Pablo Picasso – “Everything you can imagine is real”.

Dominika Jarečná

Dominika Jarečná is the Ambassador of Cinema Lumière. Find out more about the Cinema here.

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