Hungarian Film Week has announced the lineup for its 38th annual showcase of new Hungarian cinema which takes place from Jan 30 to Feb 6 in Budapest.

For the first time in the history of the event, a selection committee whittled down the available films to 18 films in competition. Pal Sandor's newest film Noah's Ark opens Film Week on Jan 30, a natural choice bearing in mind that Sandor (Daniel Takes A Train) is one of Hungary's most famous director and the new film stars two if its most legendary actors Dezso Garas and Ferenc Kallai.

Also unveiling a new work is Janos Szasz (The Witman Boys, Woyzeck) whose Opium stars Ulrich Thomsen as a drug-addicted doctor working in an asylum.

The films in competition are:

Zoltan Kamondi, director
Dreamhunting Igor & Ivan Buharov
The Eighth Day Of The Week Judit Elek
Everything Is Different Istvan Darday & Gyorgi Szalai
Fragment Gyula Maar
Guys From Budakeszi Pal Erdoss
Happy New Life Arpad Bogdan
Iska's Journey Csaba Bollok
Konec Gabor Rohonyi
Kythera Peter Meszaros
Lora Gabor Herendi
Man In The Nude Karoly Esztergalyos
Mansfeld Andor Szilagyi
Miscalculation Janos Vecsernyes
Opium Janos Szasz
Romacop Gabor Dettre
Railroad Junkies Andras Szoke
SOS Love! Tamas Sas