Every year film lovers look forward to the November film week, which has become a trademark of the cultural mission. It is a celebration of Hungarian cinema in the Romanian capital, when new Hungarian films are screened at the Romanian Peasant Museum’s cinema, reportsMagyar Nemzet.
On Sunday, the day before the official opening of the festival, an exhibition on the work of sound masters in filmmaking will open at the Liszt Institute in Bucharest, to which Tamás Zányi, a renowned artist and Béla Balázs Prize-winning sound master, has been invited.
On Monday, the 17th Bucharest Hungarian Film Week will open with a screening of Fanni Szilágyi’s film Not a Thing (Veszélyes lehet a fagyi),
in the presence of the director and actress Natasha Stork, who won the New York Film Week Best Actress award for her performance.
Among the films made with the support of the National Film Institute, the Romanian premiere will include the opening film, Without Air (Elfogy a levegő), directed by Transylvanian-born Katalin Moldovai, recently winning three awards in Warsaw. In addition, Seeing What You See (Látom, amit látsz), directed by Mátyás Szabó, will be on the screens as well.
The Hungarian Film Week will also include Isti Madarász’s Halfway Home (Átjáróház), Ádám Császi’s second feature film, Three Thousand Numbered Pieces (Háromezer számozott darab), and Tamás Buvári’s movie On Human Touch (A másik érintése), which the director will attend the premiere of in Bucharest.
In the Romanian capital, the director will be present at the screening of Ádám Tősér’s Blockade (Blokád), that won the Best Feature Film award at the Hungarian Cinema Festival. Moreover, the Hungarian Classics series, bringing to life unforgettable works of Hungarian film history, will continue this year with the screening of Gyula Gazdag’s The Whistling Cobblestone (A sípoló macskakő), that has been restored as part of the Hungarian National Film Archive’s digitization program.
The program of the 17th Bucharest Hungarian Film Week will be complemented by documentaries on sports, animation and fairy tales, as well as short feature films made during this year’s summer camp of the Cluj Filmtett Organization.
The week will close on November 19 with Dániel Tiszeker and Balázs Lévai’s comedy Riviera East (Nyugati nyaralás), after which Balázs Lévai and the film’s producer will answer questions from the audience.
The films will be screened with Romanian subtitles.