The Berlinale Classics programme of the upcoming Berlin International Film Festival will present the restored 4K digital version of Adoption / Örökbefogadás (1975) by director Márta Mészáros, which won the 1975 Golden Bear for Best Film.
Taxidermia’s director György Pálfi shot a visually stunning, diverse movie based on Stanislaw Lem’s His Master’s Voice, which had its world premiere in the competition of the A-list Tokyo IFF this fall. As the film will debut in Hungarian cinemas on December 20th, Tamás Soós sat down with the director and talked about strange canned music, about the James Stewart of Eastern Europe and the impact of the disciplined yet wacky anime series.
Hungarian films conquered the juries of the Seville Film Festival, one of the most prestigious European film events. 'Ruben Brandt, Collector' was awarded three prizes, while Hungary’s Oscar entry 'Sunset' won Eurimages Award as Best European Coproduction of 2018.
‘X - The eXploited’ crime-drama, the second feature by ’Liza, the Fox-Fairy’ writer-director Károly Ujj Mészáros, won the Volkswagen Financial Services Film Award at the 32nd Braunschweig International Film Festival. The award is endowed with 10.000 Euro, sponsored by Volkswagen.
It’s been a while since a full-fledged homegrown romantic comedy graced the Hungarian moviescreens, so all eyes are on Open (Nyitva), the very entertaining feature film debut of director Orsi Nagypál. The movie has two talented and fresh-faced actors in the lead parts (Csilla Radnay and Lehel Kovács) and an interesting story about the difficulties of maintaining a monogamous relationship in this day and age. We talked with the 40 year old filmmaker.
Four years after For Some Inexplicable Reason, Gábor Reisz has come out with a new film premiering at Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival on November 23rd. Bad Poems is more experimenting and hits an even more personal tone than his cult debut feature and captures just as much the essence of his generation. Besides writing and directing, Reisz had also taken on the lead role in his new movie. We sat down to talk about the issues of his generation, childhood dreams and lavender fields planted in a flat.
A Siege by István Kovács won the Bronze Student Acadamy Awards in the Narrative section. The director excepeted the prize in person at the award ceremony, which was held on Thursday, October 11 at the Samuel Goldwyn Theater in Beverly Hills.
X-The eXploited; Ruben Brandt, Collector; Lajko-Gypsy in Space; Helix and Pillowface – five Hungarian movies competing at the 34th Warsaw International Film Festival. The popular event will be held in Warsaw cinemas between 12-21 October. The A-category film festival of the Polish capital shows more than 160 films.
Gabor Reisz’s second feature, Bad Poems, developed at Cannes Residence, has been invited to compete for the Tallinn Grand Prix.
Zsófia Szilágyi’s Cannes FIPRESCI Prize winning One Day has been nominated for the EUROPEAN DISCOVERY 2018 – Prix FIPRESCI, an award presented annually as part of the European Film Awards to a young and upcoming director for a first full-length feature film.