director: Kristóf Deák
release date: 2022. January 6.
Rudi and his grandpa share a special bond extending well into adulthood. When Grandpa falls victim to a uniquely heartless scam that breaks his spirit and his health, Rudi (normally a polite and quiet office hand) decides he’s not going to let the petty criminals get away with it. But in order to get close to them, he needs to step far out of his comfort zone and turn into a different person. With unexpected allies on his side, he might just get to the scammers before it’s too late…details
As Far as I Know
director: Nándor Lőrincz, Bálint Nagy
release date: 2021. December 16.
As Far As I Know is a feature of a husband losing faith in his marriage after an assault. Dénes thinks of himself as liberal and broadminded until he confronts his own hidden limits. Dénes and Nóra have been trying to adopt a child for some years. The film starts with the news that they are about to receive a baby in a matter of weeks. They celebrate with their friends, but have an argument and separate on their way home. The day after, Nóra tells Dénes that after she got off the last bus, she has been raped by a stranger. Lack of evidence, injury or witnesses make it difficult for the police to take action. Then when Nóra’s description is used to find the alleged perpetrator, a high-school teacher, his and Nóra’s testimonies stand against each other, equally credible and totally opposing. The police cannot prove sexual assault has taken place, so they close the case. Dénes starts to lose all his faith in Nóra...details
Stop My Stepmom
director: Kata Dobó, Buda Gulyás
release date: 2021. December 9.
Dorka’s life turns upside down when her widowed father announces his engagement. The lonely, imaginative pre-teen girl does her best to protect her father from the dangers of love, and goes on an adventure that leads her to Magic Grove where she finds mysterious ways of magic tricks, friendship and the world’s best step-mother. El a kezekkel a papámtól! is meant to be a sweet, light hearted tale for youngsters and families set in a world where you can beat anything by magic, music and love. The film is a challenging project for all the producers and authors, because it’s the first grandiose, faboulous family musical picture for decades in Hungary.details
director: Dániel Tiszeker
release date: 2021. November 25.
Arnold is a confident and popular fireman who loves his job and his girlfriend. But when his romantic wedding proposal goes up in smoke, he develops a fear of heights and starts suffering from weird visions. As a result, he is unable to do his job right and gets benched: he now has to work as a stand-by fireman at a local Christmas market - all of which he hates. Enter Eszter, the teacher who prepares an over-the-top holiday performance with a bunch of ten-year-olds. It is she who starts to cure Arnold’s vertigo - and maybe even his broken heart.details
director: Kornél Mundruczó
release date: 2021. November 25.
In EVOLUTION, acclaimed filmmaking team Kornél Mundruczó and Kata Wéber (PIECES OF A WOMAN) return with a powerful drama tracing three generations of a family, from a surreal memory of World War II to modern day Berlin, unable to process their past in a society still coping with the wounds of its history. Like the water that connects the episodes in this triptych, memory and identity are fluid, and how we relate to it can drown or buoy. The pain and stigma that trickles from Eva, to Lena and then Jonas is inexpressible, yet rendered with striking imagery by Mundruczó and a wrenchingly poignant yet acerbically ironic and personal script by Weber. While generational traumas find new expression in the present, the family in EVOLUTION looks towards a more hopeful futuredetails
director: Károly Eperjes, Róbert Pájer
release date: 2021. November 4.
Following World War II, Hungary comes under Soviet influence. The atheist, communist regime launched its most heated battles against the Church. The stakes were very high: after acquiring political power, they wanted to conquer souls and break people’s faith. The film, taking place in 1950, presents the story of Father Leopold and the monks of his order struggling to revive Christianity once again in a country trying to scrape itself together after the war. Initially, the communist powers do not hinder their work, and the Church was even able to regain possession of holy objects hidden during the war. This “peaceful” state does not last long. Father Leopold is arrested on trumped up charges, and in order to break him, he is subjected to cruel torture. His former student, Lieutenant Keller, who turned his back on religion and now believes in the socialist system, is appointed – upon the command of Major Fyodorov – to extract a confession of guilt. But the Father’s perseverance and resistance changes everything…details