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

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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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