PÖFF : 2021 : BNFF
This Saturday at PÖFF, we charge our cinematic batteries with festival favourites
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The PÖFF cinema marathon is coming to an end, but the unparalleled film experience continues today. It's time to indulge in the last sweet morsels that PÖFF wolves can savour this year. There is a powerful dose of film magic waiting here and that magic is always best seen on the big screen.

The darkness and cold might be closing in, but we’ve prepared a force majeure in the fight against November. There are strong, deep feelings, to cover your body in goosebumps, and tension and excitement that will fill even the most depleted batteries to the brim for the coming week.

Check out Saturday’s programme here.

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The Story of My Wife

Nov. 27, Saturday at 12:30 p.m., Coca-Cola Plaza

Set in the 1920s, a middle-aged Dutch sailor bets with his cynical business partner that he will marry the first woman to enter the café where they are currently sitting. Captain Jakob Störr seeks happiness, and so the mysterious and stylish Lizzy enters his life, who is amused by the idea of a quick marriage. Ildikó Enyedi's grandiose ninth feature film is adapted from the novel of the same name by the Hungarian poet Milán Füst.

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The Last Execution

Nov. 27, Saturday at 3:45 p.m., Coca-Cola Plaza

Franz Walter has just received an engineering degree when he is offered an unexpected offer by the East German Foreign Intelligence Agency. Unfortunately, Franz's new job is becoming more and more terrifying. In a story inspired by the life and death of an East German, Lars Eidinger shines in this delicate portrait of a man with much greater and lesser ambitions, caught between the gears of time and politics.

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Last ‘Dear Bulgary’

Nov. 27, Saturday at 4 p.m., Coca-Cola Plaza

Leonid Yets, a young gardener, arrives in Kazakhstan, where he tries to save the apple variety "Dear Bulgary" from his last apple. At the same time, he launches his own investigation into the disappearance of the missing writer who lived in the rented room before him. During the search, he discovers something not only about the writer's difficult life, but also about his father's life. The film also won the Best Director award at the Moscow Film Festival for Alexei Fedorchenko, who is a familiar figure to PÖFF audiences.

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Herd Immunity

Nov. 27, Saturday at 4:30 p.m., Kino Artis

Only a few directors in the world can make three different films a year - the tireless Kazakh workaholic Ädilhan Jerzhanov is one of them. His loyal favorite actors once again come together in one of the most witty comedies of the main competition program, a real satire, charged with improvised dances, weapons and masks from a pandemic quarantine that has reached even the remote village of Karatas with its rampant corruption and lawlessness.

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Bloody Oranges

Nov. 27, Saturday at 9:15 p.m., Coca-Cola Plaza

A retired couple at risk of losing their homes due to debt decides to go to a Rock’n’Roll dance competition, the main prize of which would save them from the impending disaster. At the same time, the camera takes us through a long maze of the corridors of power. Jean-Christophe Meurisse's third comedy received a long round of applause at this year's screening at the Cannes Film Festival. Few comedies go further than “Bloody Oranges”.

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Boiling Point

Nov 27, Saturday 8:45 p.m., Coca-Cola Plaza

The life of Andy, a chef at a top London restaurant, has been in decline for some time and he is unable to keep his personal problems separate from work. In addition to poor self-control, this also includes alcohol dependence. One night, the restaurant is visited by a food hygiene check, a surprise visit is made by Andy's former boss and star chef, and on top of that, the restaurant guests are somehow particularly unpleasant this evening. The tense situation escalates quickly and the kitchen gets hotter and hotter.