Bela Tarr's Werckmeister Harmonies was awarded the grand prix and the Gene Moskowtiz critics prize at the 32nd Hungarian Film Week (February 1-6).
Best director went to Arpad Sopsits for Abandoned and best photography to Gergely Poharnok for I Love Budapest and Sorted Letters. Best first film was split between I Love Budapest, directed by Agnes Incze, and Ferenc Torok's Moscow Square, while Szabolcs Hajdu won best director of a first film for Difficult Issues.
The best actress prize went to Enik Borcsok for Passport and best actor to Frigyes Hollosi for Frankie And The Delicious Life. The prize for the biggest commercial success of the previous year went to Hippolyt by Barna Kabay and Katalin Petenyi. Both Tarr's Werckmeister Harmonies and Peter Gothar's Passport are screening in Berlin's Panorama section this year.
The Hungarian Film Week aims to showcase the country's entire production output each year and pave the way for Hungarian films to appear in festivals and on the arthouse circuit. This year's edition unspooled at a new venue, the newly opened Mamut Buda Movie Center in Budapest.