Sixteen new feature films will compete for the Golden Reel Award at the 41st Hungarian Film Week (Feburary 2–8) in Budapest.
The opening film at the annual Hungarian showcase will be So Much For Justice!, from director Miklós Jancsó. The historical drama is set in the 15th century and follows a young boy who is chosen as the new king of Hungary. Beta Cinema is handling international sales on the film, a $2.9m co-production between Mythberg Films (Hungary), EPO Film (Austria) and Ozumi Films (Poland).
Jancsó has been in competition in Cannes six times, most recently with Hungarian Rhapsody (1979). His 1985 film Dawn screened in competition in Berlin.
Among the 13 world premieres in the feature competition line-up is Bibliotheque Pascal, from director Szabolcs Hajdu (White Palms). The film is a co-production between Katapult Film and Filmpartners.
The competition titles have been selected from 356 Hungarian productions completed in the last 12 months. Among them are five films from first-time directors.
Screening outside of competition are two highly anticipated world premieres. The Last Report On Anna is the new film from Márta Mészáros (Adoption, Diary For My Children, Diary For My Loved Ones). Previously known by the working title The Hope, the film examines the life of Anna Kéthly, a Hungarian politician who emigrated after the failed 1956 revolution.
Also screening in world premiere is Retrace, directed by Judit Elek (Memories Of A River), which tells the story of a Holocaust survivor who returns home to Romania from exile in Sweden. The $2.5m film is co-production between Dánielfilm Studio (Hungary) and Artis-Film (Romania).
Altogether 95 pictures will compete in feature, short, documentary, scientific, television film categories.
The 41st Hungarian Film Week will be held at Palace Mom Park Cinemas and Urania National Film Palace.
Golden Reel Feature Film Competition
- Bibliotheque Pascal, dir. Szabolcs Hajdu (WP)
- The Bunkerman, dir. Dezső Zsigmond (WP)
- Czukor Show, dir. Tamás Dömötör (WP)
- Chirribirri, dir. János Rózsa
- The Days Of Desire, dir. József Pacskovszky
- Deathwaltz, dir. Krisztián Károly Köves (WP)
- Espresso 10 Years, dir. Tamás Sas (WP)
- The Gravedigger, dir. Sándor Kardos (WP)
- Kolorado Kid, dir. András Vágvölgyi B. (WP)
- Lull, dir. Tamás Sas (WP)
- Poligamy, dir. Dénes Orosz
- Question In Details, dir. Zsombor Dyga (WP)
- Tawaret, dir. György Molnár (WP)
- TeamBuilding, dir. Réka Almási (WP)
- Vespa, dir. Diana Groó (WP)
- Visit (Der Kameramörder), dir. Róbert Pejo (WP)