Targu Mures will host, for the first time, this weekend, the “Hungarian Film Days”, an event organized by the K’Arte Association and Teatru 74, in collaboration with the Cultural Centre of the Republic of Hungary.
The festival kicks off, today, at 5 pm, with “Puskas Hungary” (2009), a documentary about the life of Hungarian footballer Puskas Ferenc, who was born in a slum and rose to international fame. The film collected, among other distinctions, the Best Documentary Award in the 2010 Hungarian Film Gala in Budapest, the Hungarian Film Critics’ Award, the public’s choice award in the Los Angeles Hungarian Film Festival and the Best Documentary Award in the 2009 edition of the Valladolid International Film Festival.
Also featured on tonight’s programme is “Halalkeringo” (Death Waltz), an R-rated 2010 production, which took part, last year, in the Euro Cine 27 Festival in Brussels and the Liège International Crime Film Festival, as well as in Sao Paulo’s Cinefantasy Festival. Tomorrow’s programme will include, starting 3, 5 and 7 pm, the films “Macskafongo 2” (Catcher: Cat City 2), “Another Planet” and “Poligamy”.
“Macskafongo 2” won the Special Jury Prize in the 2008 China International Cartoon and Digital Art Festival, while “Another Planet” – which depicts the daily life of children in bondage, forced into prostitution or into military training, in Congo, Cambodia and Ecuador – won the Best Documentary Award, offered by the students’ jury, and the Best Creative Documentary Cinematographer Award in the 2008 Hungarian Film Gala in Budapest.
The “Hungarian Film Days” end, on Sunday, with the screening of “Kolorado Kid”, starting 3 pm, the tale of a worker who is accidentally involved in the 1956 Hungarian uprising, leaves the country and then returns, to fall prey to the repressive apparatus. The film won the Moziverzum Award and the Best Cinematography and Best Scenography awards in the 2010 Hungarian Film Gala in Budapest.
The films will be screened at Teatru 74, with Romanian subtitles, and the public’s access is free.
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