28 May 2019

5 Hungarian animations at Annecy

Three Hungarian shorts in competition and restored versions of Johnny Corncob and “must-see Hungarian gem” Cat City on show at Annecy International Animated Film Festival and Market kicking off on 10 June.

Symbiosis (Hu/Fr) by Nadja Andrasev will have its world premiere at the prestigious short film competition. The story is about a betrayed wife starts investigating her husband's mistresses. Her jealousy is gradually replaced by curiosity. Animated objects and 2D Computer were used techniques in the latest work by The Noise of Licking (2016, Cannes Cinéfondation 3rd Prize) creator.

Flóra Anna Buda: Entropia

In Graduation Shorts competition Entropia by Flóra Anna Buda and The Act of Breathing by Hanna Yamazakai have been invited. Entropia is a container encompassing three parallel universes where three women are living in different circumstances. The Act of Breathing’s concept is based on the physical and emotional behaviour of breathing. Both diploma films were produced by MOME Anim (Budapest) with the support of the Hungarian National Film Fund.

With Annecy Classics, the Festival pays tribute to timeless shorts and features to remind us of the great moments in the history of animation. It highlights avant-garde techniques, the journey of brilliant directors, and celebrates key events.

Cat City 

A special agent mouse, the cat mafia, top secret missions… a fantastic parody of the spy film genre! - A cult film in Hungary, Cat City – Macskafogó in its mother tongue – is a spy film like no other. The good guy is a special agent mouse, and the bad guys are vicious felines from the cat mafia. Experience an explosive cocktail of spoofy references to box-office hits. As the mice try to foil their arch enemies’ plans to exterminate them once and for all, a hilarious parody unfolds, filled with off-beat humor and crazy situations. A must-see Hungarian gem!

Béla Ternovszky: Cat City

Johnny Corncob

A colorful and wonderfully poetic major Hungarian classic! - Hungary, 1973. Director Marcell Janckovics creates the first Hungarian feature-length animated film, János Vitéz (Johnny Corncob). Although the narrative starts out by following a young man torn from his loved ones as he embarks on an adventure in a world at war, this foundational work takes a unique turn towards a fantasy-world filled with color and poetry.Enjoy a uniquely esthetic and psychedelic experience, with a touch of Art Nouveau and references to vibrant pop culture. Don’t miss the chance to see this film!

Marcell Jankovics: Johnny Corncob