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Hungarian Films Debut At Czech, Slovak And Lithuanian Festivals

By Ferenc Sullivan // 2015.03.20.

Several Hungarian movies, including “Liza, the Fox-fairy” by Károly Ujj Mészáros, will debut at the Febiofest international film festival, which begun in Prague yesterday. Hungarian films will also be on the programmes of film events held in Slovakia and Lithuania beginning from late this week, the Hungarian Film Union has disclosed.

The programme of the highly acclaimed Czech film festival will also include “Mirage” by Hungarian director Szabolcs Hajdu and “Strange Forest”, a Hungarian-Serbian coproduction directed by ethnic Hungarian Szabolcs Tolnai from Hungary’s southern neighbour. Founded in 1991, the festival is among the Czech Republic’s largest and most popular cultural venues, with annual audiences of around 80 000.

Febiofest in the Slovakian capital Bratislava will feature “Black Soup” by Erik Novák, “Free Fall” by György Pálfi and “Afterlife” by Virág Zomborácz, alongside five Hungarian short films.

In Lithuania, the Kino Pavasaris contemporary international film festival will be organised for the twentieth time this year in the capital Vilnius, featuring two recent Hungarian successes, “For Some Inexplicable Reason” by Gábor Reisz and “Afterlife” by Virág Zomborácz, along with three Hungarian short films. The festival attracted some 100 000 spectators last year.