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Hungarian Film Week announces competition titles
Newest Magyar cinema.s traditional showcase lines up 18 titles competing for the Golden
Reel Award. The feature film competition of the 39th Hungarian Film Week kicking off on
January 29 will host d9 world premieres.
Press Release of Magyar Filmunió, January 2008
www.filmunio.hu . Tel: +36 1 351 77 60
The 39th Hungarian Film Week to be held between January 29 . February 5 will offer in the
different competitions altogether 104 new works of which 18 full length features and 37
shorts and experimental films. In addition to the 33 documentaries 13 scientific and 3 creative
- experimental documentaries will be showcased in Budapest.
18 full length feature films were selected to compete for the Golden Reel which serves as the
main award of the Budapest contest for the first time. The feature line-up contains nine world
Latest movies by Tamás Almási, Gábor Dettre, Benedek Fliegauf, Szabolcs Hajdu, Róbert
Koltai, Kornél Mundruczó, Elemér Ragályi, György Szomjas, Péter Tímár, Szabolcs Tolnai,
and Ferenc Török will compete at the 39th Hungarian Film Week (see film list below).
As for talent spot, seven first features will be shown at the Budapest fest.s competition.
Róbert Alföldi.s TRANQUILLITY, an adaptation of Attila Bartis famous novel set in the era of
the slowly falling communism, Anna Faur.s GIRLS inspired by a teenager crime committed in
today.s Budapest, THE INVESTIGATOR, a pathological anatomist.s story by Attila Gigor,
Robert Lakatos. road movie, BAHRTALO!, Erik Novák.s action-thriller-drama NOSEDIVE
starring Zsolt Nagy Hungary.s next Shooting Star, Béla Paczolay.s three generations
ADVENTURERS and PANIC, Attila Till.s debut feature located in a panic clinic.
Film Week audiences will have the chance to discover in special screenings the world
premiers of Csaba Bereczki.s SONG OF LIVES about folk musicians living far apart in
different corners of Transylvania, Ferenc Moldoványi.s ANOTHER PLANET and Péter
Forgács. OWN DEATH adapted by Péter Nádas. short novel.
As already announced the international jury to preside by Maia Morgenstern will decide about
the prizes. FIPRESCI general secretary Klaus Eder, film director Krisztina Goda, Hungarian
Cinematographer.s Association president János Kende and composer, theatre director István
Márta will be members of the Golden Reel Jury. Beside the main award, a Best Genre Film
prize will be also given at the closing ceremony taking place on February 5. As usual, the
foreign critics will hand over the Gene Moskowitz Award to the feature film they consider the
The films will be screened in Palace Cinemas Mammut and the Millennium Center in the
heart of Budapest. As in the previous years, the first two days of the festival will be devoted
to the documentary production.
H-1068 Budapest, Városligeti fasor 38.
Tel: 351 7760, 351 7761, Fax: 352 6734
39th Hungarian Film Week / January 29 . February 5, 2008, Budapest
Feature Film Competition and Special Screenings Line-up
Róbert Alföldi - Tranquillity / Nyugalom - world premiere, first feature
Tamás Almási - Mario the Magician / Mário a varázsló - world premiere
Gábor Dettre - The Class / Tabló - world premiere
Anna Faur - Girls / Lányok - world premiere, first feature
Benedek Fliegauf - Milky Way / Tejút
Attila Gigor - The Investigator / A nyomozó - world premiere, first feature
Szabolcs Hajdu - Off Hollywood
Róbert Koltai - The Train Keeps a Rollin. / Megy a gõzös
Róbert Lakatos - Bahrtalo! Good Luck! / Bahrtalo! Jó szerencsét! - world premiere, first feature
Kornél Mundruczó - Delta - world premiere
Erik Novák - Nosedive / Zuhanórepülés - first feature
Béla Paczolay - The Adventurers / Kalandorok - world premiere, first feature
Elemér Ragályi - Without Mercy . In memory of P.D. / Nincs kegyelem . PD emlékére
György Szomjas - The Sun Street Boys / A Nap utcai fiúk
Attila Till - Panic / Pánik - world premiere, first feature
Péter Tímár - Casting / Casting minden
Szabolcs Tolnai - The Hourglass / Fövenyóra
Ferenc Török - Overnight
Csaba Bereczki - Song of Lives / Életek éneke - world premiere
Ferenc Moldoványi - Another Planet / Egy másik bolygó - world premiere
Péter Forgács - Own Death / Saját halál - world premiere