Thus, they will be able to see his feature film debut The Devil Never Sleeps (1956), a satire which identified him as one of the artists who opposed the government and which made his next films almost impossible to make; The Boxer and Death (1962), an impressive drama about a prisoner who tries to escape from a camp, and Before Tonight is Over (1966), a vivid and complex portrait of the Slovak society during one harsh night in an expensive bar where people interact, dance, drink and flirt.
„I came across Before Tonight is Over last year, when I was preparing the Focus on Slovakia and it was a wonderful revelation. Its a very modern and incredibly fluid film – one of my favorite from this edition.”, says artistic director Mihai Chirilov. In 2009, the Karlovy Vary Film festival organized an ample Peter Solan retrospective. The TIFF mini-retrospective is organized with the support of the Slovak Film Center.