Updated: Liza, The Fox-Fairy Shown In Budapest

  • 3 Mar 2015 8:00 AM
Updated: Liza, The Fox-Fairy  Shown In Budapest
Thanks to Filmteam and Palace Mammut, the privilege of watching the cutest Hungarian movie of the year is now not solely that of the Hungarian speakers: English speakers can enjoy Liza, the Fox-Fairy at a number of limited screenings, too.

Fox-fairies are evil demons from Japanese folklore, who rob men of their lives. Liza, a 30-year-old nurse, goes in search of love, but her ill-fated admirers all die on their first date.

Liza has taken care of Marta, widow of the former Japanese ambassador, for the last 12 years. Liza’s only companion is her imaginary friend, Tomy Tani, the ghost of a Japanese pop singer from the 1950s.

It’s her birthday, and so Liza goes to a Mekk Burger’s to find romance. While she’s away, Marta dies. Jealous relatives report Liza to the police for murdering Marta to inherit her apartment. Sergeant Zoltan is put on the case. The policeman rents a room from Liza so he can keep a closer eye on his suspect.

Zoltan secretly repairs a stack of faulty fittings, very nearly gets killed in the process, and falls slowly in love with Liza. Liza gains confidence and begins to look better when she takes tips from a women’s magazine, but all her dating efforts end in fatal accidents orchestrated by Tomy Tani.

Liza is convinced that she has become a fox-fairy, a deadly demon from Japanese folklore.

The battle for Liza’s life begins between the mysterious pop singer and Sergeant Zoltan. A peculiar and poignant comedy set in a fictionalized 1970s Hungary with a capitalist system… Liza, The Fox-Fairy is a sarcastic fairy tale for grownups.

This absurd romantic comedy – a masterpiece of Hungarian filmmaking - will be screened in cinemas with English subtitles from 19th February in Budapest.

Director's BIO: Born in 1968, Károly Ujj Mészáros made 10 short features in over the last decade that won 12 prizes on more than 30 national and international shortfilm festivals.

He shot over 200 commercials over the last 15 years and also a theatre play. He has a university degree of economics.
Liza, The Fox-Fairy is his debut feature.

Shown in English in Palace Mammut I.

Thursday 5 March 18:10
Friday 6 March 20:20
Sunday 8 16:00
Monday 9 March 20:20
Tuesday 10 March 22:30
Wednesday 11 March 18:10

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