Focus Europa: Hungary
Cinema Nation: Hungary
Focus Europa, which showcases a different European country each year, presents a series of highlights from the country’s current and past film productions. Following Slovenia (2016), Luxemburg (2017) and Lithuania (2018), 2019’s focus will be Hungary.
Hungarian auteur films have recently really taken off: László Nemes’ formally strong ‘Auschwitz drama’ “Son of Saul” won Best Foreign Language film at the Oscars in 2016 (the second time for a Hungarian piece, after the success of István Szabó’s “Mephisto” in 1982), while “Body and Soul” by Ildikó Enyedi won the Golden Bear in 2017.
How do these Hungarian filmmakers portray their country? Three feature films and three animated short films have already been selected. The feature films are Golden Bear recipient “Body and Soul” by Hungarian director Ildikó Enyedi, “The Citizen” by Hungarian director Roland Vranik and “1945” by Ferenc Török.
Our working partner for the 2019 series of Focus Europa is the Hungarian National Film Fund.
Let’s get excited for our Hungarian guests and their magnificent films!