Hungary's Toth showcased in Lithuania

By FNE Staff
    Hungarian actress Orsi Tóth is one of three European Film Promotion (EFP) "Shooting Stars" who will be feted during the European Film Forum Scanorama in Vilnius (November 5-7, 2009).

    EFP (www.efp-online.com) will also present Swiss actress Celine Bolomey and Danish actor Cyron Melville, both chosen as Shooting Stars 2009 (www.shooting-stars.eu).

    Tóth has won several prestigious awards for her starring roles in Kornél Mundruczó's Pleasant Days, Johanna and Delta. In Vilnius, she will be seen in Gyula Nemes' acclaimed My One and Onlies. She appeared in the international productions The Silent Ones by Ricky Rijneke and Jedem Das Seine by Elisabeth Scharang, and is in Jessica Hausner's film Lourdes which recently was awarded at the Warsaw film festival.

    "Thanks to the remarkable initiative of European Film Promotion, selected Shooting Stars are visiting prestigious film festivals with international programming,", Grazina Arlickaite, Director of European Film Forum Scanorama, said in a statement. "The European Capital of Culture is proud to welcome such guests of great talent. The opportunity to meet actors from other European countries in person gives vitality to the film itself and strengthens the idea of Europe's unity, allowing us to feel European among Europeans!"