Bitef on film, accompanying Bitef, was founded to supplement the information about theatres, authors, actors participating in the festival by means of theatre productions adapted for film and films. Works considered important for the development of styles and tendencies fostered by Bitef were included, too. As a rule, the choice of films depended on the subject of Bitef. This year, there is no slogan, but the selected productions oriented the programme towards films based on the same theatre or literary works.
In a sea of films inspired by Frankenstein, there is also the film by the well-known British theatre and film maker Kenneth Branagh: Mary Shelley: Frankenstein. As the title suggests, Branagh returned to the original book by Mary Shelley and we chose this film to accompany the new theatre version by the Hungarian director Kornél Mundruczó. Pier Paolo Pasolini was the first to use his novel Teorema as the material for another medium - film, and the Polish director Grzegorz Jarzyna adapted it for the theatre. Almost all works by A.P. Chekhov have been adapted for the film with greater or lesser success. Among them, an outstanding place belongs to Uncle Vanya directed by A. Konchalovsky who read it differently from the German Jurgen Gosch.