The best film is Péter Bergendy's ghost film, POST MORTEM, while the best screenplay award was won by Balázs Krasznahorkai's first movie, RAVINE, at the Parma International Music Film Festival in Italy over the weekend.
Gábor Fabricius’ debut feature, set in the raw Orwellian world of the 80s in Hungary, was recognised with Verona Film Club Award as the most innovative film of the Venice Int’l Film Critics’ Week 2021 selection.
From 21st to 26th September, the National Film Institute is organizing – for the fourth time – Budapest’s largest international film event, Budapest Classics Film Marathon. During the six days of the festival, audiences can watch more than 70 recently restored classic films in five themed blocks at various venues around the capital. To the delight of Budapesters, the square in front of St. Stephen’s Basilica is once again being transformed into a free open-air cinema on four evenings.
“You are spoilt for choice in Hungary. The variety of landscapes is incredible. In popular Budapest alone you will find everything from dramatic history and flamboyant architecture to healing thermal waters, opera houses and sports stadiums. All location palettes are on offer in the capital city, from classical to modern, industrial to upscale, hipster to retro, with castles and rural landscapes. this makes it easy to double for many different countries, including Paris, Buenos Aires, Berlin and Moscow” (kftv.com)
The European Film Academy has announced the first half of the 2021 feature film selection. The films of Lili Horvát, Dénes Nagy and Bence Fliegauf are also on the selection list of the European Film Awards, according to a statement issued by the European Film Academy (EFA) on Tuesday.
Marcell Farkas’ exam film has been invited to EFP’s Future Frames program presenting 10 selected works directed by the most promising European newcomers at the 55th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival.
On the occasion of the 120th anniversary of the birth of Hungarian film, a large-scale exhibition entitled Wide Angle – 120 Years of Hungarian Cinema opens at the Ludwig Museum, which provides a wide-ranging overview of the history of Hungarian film from the beginning to the present day. The exhibition was organized in cooperation with the National Film Institute.
27th Sarajevo Film Festival organizers have announced the competition program for the upcoming festival starting on 13 August. The National Film Institute Incubator Program production, THINGS WORTH WEEPING FOR has been invited to the prestigious competition for the Heart of Sarajevo Award. Lili Horvát, screenwriter-director, highly acclaimed for Preparations to be Together for an Unknown Period of Time, will be member of the jury.
Set in the raw Orwellian world of the 80s in Hungary, ERASING FRANK will have its world premiere in the prestigious selection of Venice International Film Critics’ Week. The “powerful, energetic and raging debut” is competing for the Lion of the Future Award.
Interview with Mónika Mécs, the lead producer of The Story of My Wife