The tenth edition of the Hungarian Film Week takes place between November 6th and November 13th at the Horia Bernea studio of the Romanian Peasant Museum.
Films are screened with Romanian and English subtitles. Films will be introduced each evening by professor, film critic and animation films director Radu Igazság.
The event aims to present a general view of the Hungarian film production of the previous year and the showcase the diversity, the spirit and the present of Hungarian cinema. It opens with a screening of My mother and other loonies in the family directed by Fekete Ibolya.
Consistent with the tradition of screening yearly one festival film as part of the event, this edition features as guest the Tisza Mozi Film Festival in Szolnok, a headline under which the Fine Arts Festival and the Scientific Film Festival take place in alternate years. As such, films awarded in 2016 at the Fine Arts Festival will be shown in Bucharest. The public will get the opportunity to see an experimental film by Kardos Sándor and the animation films of Ulrich Gábor.
Eight feature films will be screened, an experimental film, documentaries, animation films and shorts. The documentary films program will see the screening of a film about Mikó Imre and his relation with the secret police.
The festival includes an exhibition presenting the history of Hungarian film with the help of cult photos. Several groups will deliver concerts, invited names being David Yengibarian Trió, Bende Zsot Quartet, saxophone player Tóth Viktor, who will perform alongside singer Petra Acker and the One More Minute group, and the Mocsok 1 Kölykök from Miskolc.
The public will get to meet directors Fekete Ibolya, Domokos János, Ulrich Gábor, actors Czukor Balázs, Gryllus Dorka, Simon Kornél, producer Herner Dániel and editor Papp Vivi as they are invited for various Q & A sessions.
The full program of the Hungarian Film Week in Bucharest can be checked here.
Photo: Event poster, courtesy of the Balassi Hungarian Institute in Bucharest