The 18th CineFest Miskolc International Film Festival will be held in Miskolc, Hungary from 9-17 September, with films from all around the world on the programme.
Alongside the previously announced films – the three Hungarian premieres (“Six Weeks”, “Heights and Depths”, “Nyugati Nyaralás”) and two Cannes films (“Boy from Heaven”, “Holy Spider”) – the programme includes the latest films from directors such as Park Chan-wook, Jerzy Skolimowski and Lukas Dhont.
The creator of “Oldboy” and “The Handmaiden”, Park Chan-wook, won the Best Director award at Cannes this year for “Decision to Leave”, a film that fuses the atmosphere of classic noir with Southern cinema and Park‘s own style. The story’s protagonist, detective Hae-jun, works on the case of a mountain climber who fell off a cliff, and while trying to solve the case, he meets the mysterious and attractive widow Seo-rae. During the interrogations, they grow closer and closer.
Jerzy Skolimowski‘s “EO”, winner of this year’s Cannes Jury Prize, stars a donkey who experiences the depressive and brutal East, but also ventures to the decadent West. “EO” is at once an imaginary journey, a visual and atmospheric film, a drama and a social critique, and a mirror on the world we have created.
Director Lukas Dhont won the shared Grand Prix at Cannes with his film “Close”, and most critics considered it one of the best films in this year’s competition. The drama is about a friendship between two Latin American teenagers that is broken by verbal harassment.