PÖFF : BNFF

In Focus: Seven Years in Hungary

Festival
25th Black Nights Film Festival
Programme
In Focus: In Hungary

A representative selection of the newer and older cinematography of Hungary currently in the midst of changes.

Screenings

Hall 1 Kino Artis
Screening091503 / Fookuses: seitse aastat Ungaris
Screening duration
Virtual hall Online Cinema
ScreeningFookuses: seitse aastat Ungaris

Presented by

Films

Rabbit and Deer

Local title
Jänes ja hirv
Title in Russian
Rabbit and Deer
Director
Péter Vácz
Country
Hungary
Year
2013
Programme
Shorts Panorama

Rabbit and Deer are living happily and carefree until their friendship is put to the test by Deer's new obsession to find the formula for the 3rd dimension. After an unexpected accident Deer finds himself in a new world, unknown to him. Separated by dimensions the two friends have to find the way back to each other.

Director
Péter Vácz
Runtime

Symphony No. 42

Local title
Sümfoonia Nr. 42
Title in Russian
Symphony No. 42
Director
Réka Bucsi
Country
Hungary
Year
2014
Programme
Shorts Panorama

Using an unusual narrative, the film presents a subjective worldview through 47 different scenes. The irrational connections of our environment are expressed by the short events linked with associations. Surreal situations are based on the combined effect of things created by man and nature.

Director
Réka Bucsi
Runtime

Limbo-Limbo Travel

Local title
Limbo-limbo reis
Title in Russian
Limbo-Limbo Travel
Director
Borbála Zétényi, Zsuzsanna Kreif
Country
Hungary
Year
2015
Programme
Shorts Panorama

In a country where men seem to be more interested in their electronic gadgets than their peers, a group of lonely and disillusioned women take the Limbo Limbo bus. Off to a far exotic country, they hope to find happiness. They land on an island populated by a tribe of moustache-men. This meeting triggers the primitive instincts of these women who, without caring about the civilized behaviour rules, start chasing them and even fight the forces of nature in order to capture the male.

Director
Borbála Zétényi, Zsuzsanna Kreif
Runtime
Trailer

The Noise of Licking

Local title
Lakkumise heli
Title in Russian
The Noise of Licking
Director
Nadja Andrasev
Country
Hungary
Year
2016
Programme
Shorts Panorama

A woman is watched every day by the neighbor's cat, as she takes care of her exotic plants. This perverted ritual comes to an end when the cat disappears. Next spring a peculiar stranger pays her a visit.

Director
Nadja Andrasev
Runtime
Trailer

Volcano Island

Local title
Vulkaanisaar
Title in Russian
Volcano Island
Director
Anna Katalin Lovrity
Country
Hungary
Year
2017
Programme
Shorts Panorama

A female tiger’s color has changed, which attracts the attention of an old, dominant white tiger. The young naive tigress is not able to handle the approach of the other. Two kinds of nature are represented by the main characters. The male tiger is stable and strong as a rock, but the female character is representing the hidden, volcanic energies under the surface. At the beginning of the story the tigress is not aware of her deep connection to the island and the nature. Finally she discovers her great, elementary force.

Director
Anna Katalin Lovrity
Runtime
Trailer

Take me please

Local title
Võta mind, palun!
Title in Russian
Take me please
Director
Olivér Hegyi
Country
Hungary
Year
2018
Programme
Shorts Panorama

The movie is a presentation of a breakup, and everything after that: the boy is hesitant, the girl gets bored with it, the boy meets the girl’s new boyfriend, which is a bit more shocking than it was expected, the boy wants to escape, he believes his life is over, then they meet again, and fall in love again, but in the end they have to admit, that it really doesn’t work.

Director
Olivér Hegyi
Runtime
Trailer

Entropia

Local title
Entroopia
Title in Russian
Entropia
Director
Flóra Anna Buda
Country
Hungary
Year
2019
Programme
Shorts Panorama

Entropia is a container of three parallel universes where three girls are living in different circumstances. One of them represents the animalistic side of human nature, one of them is a consumer fulfilled with her own frustrations, and the third one is living in a futuristic room where she has to run to keep the system work. Suddenly a fly flews over the three universes and make a bug in the system. Because of that bug the girls are able to move towards each other, they meet and melt in a peaceful idyll while the whole universe is collapsing around them.

Director
Flóra Anna Buda
Runtime
Trailer