An Abundant Autumn for Hungarian Films in Cinemas
Four brand new movies were supposed to be released in autumn this year to the cinemas in Hungary, three of them did, one, unfortunately, did not. In September, a comedy called Hab, and a documentary Nincs parancs!. Also, Lili Horvát’s Felkészülés meghatározatlan ideig tartó együttlétre (Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time) which has been selected as the official Hungarian entry for the international feature film category at the Academy Awards, and a romantic story called Éden, which had to be rescheduled from October to Early 2021.
„The NFI (Hungarian Film Institute) supported the cinemas with 300 million HUF to present Hungarian films to the audience” – said Csaba Káel, the Government Commissioner responsible for the Development of the Hungarian Motion Picture Industry.
On September 10th, cinemas started to play Nóra Lakos’ first movie, the romantic comedy Hab, starring Vica Kerekes and László Mátray.
Nincs parancs! the fact-finding historical documentary was first screened on September 17th. Director Péter Szalay presents the turning events of 1989 through the story of a Hungarian and a German border guard.
Lili Horvát’s movie arrived in the cinemas on September 24th, after it premiered in both the Venice and Toronto Film Festivals. In Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time, reality and imagination slip together in the mind of a woman in love, starring Natasa Stork and Viktor Bodó.
The third movie of Ágnes Kocsis, Éden was supposed to be screened in cinemas on October 15th, but it had to be rescheduled to early 2021, due to safety reasons. The Hungarian-Romanian co-production with Belgian participation is a strange love story starring a woman in her late thirties who is „allergic” to everything associated with modern civilization.