INDO CINE APPRECIATION FOUNDATION in association with BALASSI INSTITUTE, Hungarian Information & Cultural Centre New Delhi are organizing a Hungarian Film Festival, from 28th to 31st March 2016 at the Russian Centre of Science and Culture, 74, Kasthuri Ranga Road, Chennai 600018, as per the undernoted schedule.
Date : 28 th to 31 st Mar 2016
Venue : Russian Cultural Centre, Kasturi Rangan Road, Chennai Movies to be screened
1. Made in Hungaria/Dir.: Gergely Fonyó/2009/109 min(28 Mar 16 – 6.30 PM)
Forced to return to Communist Hungary from America with his parents, Miki (Tamás Szabó Kimmel) brings a rebellious attitude, a trunkful of rock records, and an ambition to be the next Jerry Lee Lewis. He falls foul of the family’s minder, Comrade Bigali (Peter Scherer) and is forced to perform a nationalistic folk song with Bigali’s son in the school talent show. His rocking performance wins everyone over and redeems him with his friends and his girl, Vera (Tünde Kiss).
Awards : 1 win
2. Swing/Dir.: Csaba Fazekas/2014/100min (29 Mar 16 – 6.00 PM)
Three women from three generations are forced together, mentored by an old diva and a ansvestite, to form a band. RITA (50s) just got dumped by her rich husband for 20 years. KATI (middle 30s) is a single mom, waiting tables, getting fired and hired again and again. PETRA (20s) is clueless. Starting off in life, she’s new to the games people play around her. Petra’s ambitious, flirtatious, erratic. Now, these three strangers are brought together by EMMI (70s), a lovable rascal of a lady, desperately in need of an all-girl singing group for a winter tour in the countryside. The girls got the talent, and sure they all need the money – but can they get along?
Awards : 1 nomination
3. Just Sex And Nothing else/Dir.:Krisztina Goda/2005/ 97min (29 Mar 16 – 7.30 PM)
Discovering that her lover is already married, Dora, a 30 year-old playwright, decides to give up on men. She focuses on satisfying her own desire to have a child and starts to look for a donor. First left to chance, her search then narrows to the men around her, at the theatre at which she works and the kebab stand near home. In her search for the suitable man, Dora discovers that her choices are limited to three men: Tamas, a good-looking womanizer, Ali, an immature cook, and Peter, a sensible but emotionally-devoid music composer. Between these three men, Dora realizes that her plan is not as simple as she had anticipated.
4. Heavenly Shift/Dir.: Márk Bodzsár/2013/ 105min (31 Mar 16 – 6.00 PM)
Death does not select, man does. Set in Budapest, Heavenly Shift offers an eerie insight into the everyday lives of a rather extraordinary ambulance crew. The films main character is Milan, a young refugee from the Balkan War, who joins a team of paramedics but inadvertently ends up involved in the funeral business in order to finance his fiancee s rescue from the hostilities.
Awards : 1 win & 4 nominations
5. Freedom Flight /Dir.: Péter Fazekas/2012/63 min (31 Mar 16 – 7.30 PM)
In 1956 three Hungarian young men tried to hijack the Budapest-Szolnok domestic flight in Hungary in order to flee to the West and start a new free life there.