Afterlife

Mózes is an insecure young man who lives at home with his family. He has a complicated relationship with his authoritative father. One day, Mózes’s father dies unexpectedly, but his ghost soon begins to appear to Mózes. This is a playful film about mourning, self-realization, and trying to strike the perfect balance between life and death. (HFM)

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Balaton Method

An experimental music film with the participation of 18 Hungarian bands shot at various locations around the iconic lake Balaton. The film consists of music videos shot in long takes with the music recorded live. This independent musical road movie is the first Hungarian feature-length film financed through a crowdfunding campaign.

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Car Park

Most of the film takes place on a parking lot in the middle of Budapest. Legionnaire oversees the place, letting everyone park where they please except for one particular spot. Imre pulls up in his Ford Mustang and is determined to secure this very parking space at any cost. A desperate struggle ensues between two lonely men who are forced to face the lie they are living. (HFM)

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Demimonde

In January 1914, a horrific murder shocked the city of Budapest. Elza Mágnás, a famous courtesan, was strangled and her body thrown into the icy waters of the Danube. The film which is based on a true story chronicles the last four days of Elza’s life through the eyes of a naive maid, portraying Elza’s complex relationship with her housekeeper, her sugar daddy and her young lover. (HFM)

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Fever at Dawn

Based on the director’s novel about his parents, the film tells the story of a young, seriously ill Holocaust survivor in a Swedish hospital, who decides that instead of dying, he will fall in love. He writes more than a hundred letters to Hungarian girls recuperating in Swedish sanatoriums after the war, and they mutually fall in love with one of his pen pals before they even meet.

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For Some Inexplicable Reason

Áron is a 29-year-old weirdo. He suffers from complexes, has a fresh university degree, and struggles to come to terms with a recent breakup. His parents support him financially while he looks for work, still agonizing over his lost love. Áron’s life is always interrupted by something, making it seem like he’s not the main character in his own story. (HFM)

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Free Entry

Set at the infamous Sziget Festival, Budapest, Free Entry is an adventurous journey to adulthood, a summer youth drama revolving around the wild yet precarious relationship of Betty and ‘V’. As the two 16-year-old girls risk their first steps towards independence, in different ways, they both come to experience the importance of their friendship. (Facebook)

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Home Guards

Two brothers living in a small Eastern European town are recruited by a charismatic leader to join the Home Guards and take a stand against crime. For the first time in their lives, the boys feel a sense of real belonging, but things get slowly out of hand as the Guards become an uncontrollable political force. (HFM)

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Liza, the Fox-Fairy

Liza’s a nurse, seeking love. Her only company is a long-dead Japanese pop star, who turns her into a fox-fairy out of jealousy. Now, every man who desires Liza shall die horribly.
Can she overcome the curse?
A whimsical black comedy by first time director Károly Ujj Mészáros. (IMDb)

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Most of the Souls That Live Here

The renowned anarchist teacher Count Ervin Batthyány reappears 100 years after his death. He tries to put his theories into practice again, as he realises that the world has not turned out as he had expected. He founds a new free school with the help of some like-minded people, and starts teaching a new generation who believe in solidarity and cooperation, rather than a system of oppression. But the ideal of freedom and equality awakens the same fears in the choreographers of power as it did 100 years ago.

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No Man’s Island

Vera, a cab driver, Zoli, a boy who has the potential to become a professional basketball player and Mia, a runaway bride meet and their lives clash and intermingle as they journey towards the unexpected together. The film is a modern fairy tale about young people in search of true happiness. (HFM)

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No Place Like On The Road (Work-in-progress edition)

Nándi, a wannabe music composer returns to his rural hometown in Hungary after 7 years of abortive wandering. His stay is temporary waiting for a work visa to New Zealand. Meanwhile he goes through a series of encounters that act as mirrors to him, forcing him to come to terms with his life.

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Son of Saul

October 1944, Auschwitz-Birkenau. Saul Ausländer is a Hungarian member of the Sonderkommando, the group of Jewish prisoners isolated from the camp and forced to assist the Nazis in the machinery of large-scale extermination. While working in one of the crematoriums, Saul discovers the corpse of a boy he takes for his son. As the Sonderkommando plans a rebellion, Saul decides to carry out an impossible task: save the child’s body from the flames, find a rabbi to recite the mourner’s Kaddish and offer the boy a proper burial. (Films Distribution)

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Swing

The story of three generations of women in an all-girl singing group. They are bound together by a passion for music… and a need for quick cash. (HFM)

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The Wednesday Child

Maja was abandoned by her mother when she was a small child. She is now 19 and tries to achieve her greatest goal: getting custody of her own 4-year-old son, despite her self-destructive tendencies. Her struggles lead her to an unexpected opportunity and, suddenly, into an erratic love triangle. (HFM)

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Weekend

An ill-fated hunting party with deceptive professionals who readily and willingly use the tools of the judicial system to their advantage. As they begin to play games of manipulation against each other, the tables are turned and they very suddenly become the victims rather than the oppressors and must ultimately pay for their misdeeds. (HFM)

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