Hungarian Film Week Jan. 29-Feb 5, 2008 announces competition -- Dec. 20, 2007

    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.

    Magyar Filmunió

    H-1068 Budapest, Városligeti fasor 38.

    Tel: 351 7760, 351 7761, Fax: 352 6734

    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., www.filmunio.hu

    39th Hungarian Film Week / January 29 . February 5, 2008, Budapest

    Feature Film Competition and Special Screenings Line-up

    In Competition

    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

    Magyar Filmunió

    H-1068 Budapest, Városligeti fasor 38.

    Tel: 351 7760, 351 7761, Fax: 352 6734

    This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., www.filmunio.hu

    Szabolcs Tolnai - The Hourglass / Fövenyóra

    Ferenc Török - Overnight

    Special Screenings

    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

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