- 20 Sep 2016 9:06 AM
The films will be shown in the original language, with Hungarian – and some with English – subtitles. Guests can watch 18 films, many of which them are directed by female directors. In the course of the festival the audience can meet many of the filmmakers. A short selection of SZEMREVALÓ will be shown in Szeged, Debrecen and Pécs.
On September 22, the SZEMREVALÓ Festival will begin in the Művész Cinema with Der Staat gegen Fritz Bauer staring Burghart Klaußner and Ronald Zehrfeld. The film - that won 6 prizes this year on the German Film Award – tells the story of the man who brought high-ranking German Nazi criminal Adolf Eichmann to justice.
One of the gems of the festival this year is Toni Erdmann written and directed by Maren Ade. Its world premiere was at Cannes Film Festival where it gained immense success. In this comedy-drama a father tries to reconnect with his adult daughter and he chooses a most unusual way to do it so.
Viewers at SZEMREVALÓ can choose from a unique selection of 18 German, Austrian and Swiss films. Some talk about human values and dramas, while some will be truly entertaining.
The following films can be watched with English subtitles.
German actress and director, Nicolette Krebitz’s Wild was in competition at Sundance Film Festival this year. It is a surreal modern Little Red Riding Hood story about a girl living in a flat alone with a wolf.
Művész Cinema screens it 25th September at 6:30pm and on 1st October at 20pm.
In the shocking Austrian film, Agony a twenty-four-year-old student from Vienna kills his lover and chops up her corpse. Her torso is found in a dumpster, other body parts and the head are missing. There is no clue about the motive of the murder.
The film is a silent chronology of the events revealing the life of 24-year old Christian and 17-year old Alex.
It will be screened on 25th September at. 8:30 pm and on 1st October at 9 pm.
The audience can watch Einer von uns on 23rd September at 8:30 pm and on 27th September at 6 pm. In this film Julian, a 14-year old teenager, dies surrounded by the colourful products of a huge supermarket. The film is inspired by a true story and shows the rebellion of the local youth against the bleak life of suburbia.
Angry Buddha (Mérges Buddha) is a German-Austrian documentary that takes place in Hungary. János Orsós is of Romani descent, a teacher, and a Buddhist. He and Tibor Derdák founded a school in a small village with the goal of enabling teenagers from the poorest Romani ghettos to attend universities. The film documents their battle against the difficulties they face over three years, while simultaneously painting affectionate yet honest portraits of the Romani youth.
The film is screened on 28th September at 7 pm and on 30th September at 5 pm.
Award-winning Herbert, a German film directed by Thomas Stuber, shows the life of a former East German boxing champion working as a bouncer and debt collector who is forced to reflect on his life when he is diagnosed with a fatal disease.
It can be watched on. 23rd September at 6 pm and on. 29th September at 8:30 pm.
Im Spinnwebhaus – screenings on 24th September at 6 pm and on 27th September at 8:30 - Jonas is already head of the family at just 12 years of age. He has been helping his two younger siblings and supporting his mother, Sabine, since his father left. Sabine is very loving towards her children but she often loses her patience and disappears into her room for the day. Mysterious demons drive her to spend a weekend away to relax in the "sunny valley".
Finally in Nichts passiert Thomas Engel is always anxious to avoid conflict. At any cost. This compulsive striving for harmony, however, proves to be his road to ruin. He will fight for a peaceful solution. Violently, if need be.
The audience can watch it on 23th September at 6:30 pm and on 28th September at 6 pm.
Full program at www.szemrevalofesztival.hu, facebook.com/szemrevalo