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'IT FEELS LIKE WE WERE IN CANNES’ - JAMESON CINEFEST'S MEDIA ECHO

Press releases 2011-10-21

‘2011 will be remembered as the year of the turning point in the history of the festival: it became visible in the map of the great European film festivals’ says the article of László Valuska on index.hu, Hungary's leading and most popular online magazine. The 8th Miskolc International Film Festival received the unified appreciation of the Hungarian critics.

‘Great festival, little money, and all the other clichés… Jameson CineFest is not all about that but about dedicated people who are pro in bringing out the maximum from the minimum’ says Linda Katona, critic of filmtett.ro, in her article with the title ‘The Human Festival’. And she goes on like this: ‘Screening the 70-year-old People on the Alps (Emberek a havason) on a festival is an image determing program. István Szőts would be 100 next year and talking about him is the celebration of the Hungarian film… Jameson CineFest is proud to do so, either for the profession or the audience… Drastic films, intense competition, lessons to be learnt, and all in human voice: this Miskolc vacation in the autumn sunshine was a real theme park of films, and no one could desire more – but same time, next year, here again!’ In his article in the leading daily Népszabadság, Gyula Varsányi wrote that ‘Miskolc has been an oasis in the desert of Hungarian films’, and that the competition program was ‘special, balancing on the border of art and genre films.’ Gyögy Báron wrote in the weekly Élet és Irodalom that ‘Jameson CineFest, the Miskolc muster of young filmmakers’ productions is not only existing and surviving but also keeping the high level by which it managed to emerge from the field of the Hungarian festivals in the last few years… The whole competition program reflected the sophisticated taste and the mastery of international films.’

‘By today, CineFest has indisputably become the best Hungarian international film festival. The work of the last eight years could be harvested in this year’s September’ wrote László Kolozsi in Revizor, the critical portal of the Hungarian National Cultural Fund (NKA). ‘Who was there could believe that they live in a country and be hosted by a city where culture is important. And for the time being, no festival could aspire for more.’

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Peter Muszatics

JAMESON CINEFEST - MISKOLCI NEMZETKÖZI FILMFESZTIVÁL
JAMESON CINEFEST - MISKOLC INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL


2011. szeptember 17-25./September 17-25, 2011


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