2nd Annual Hungarian Film Festival
For the second year in a row, the Cinema Department of San Francisco State University will be offering a festival of contemporary Hungarian films the weekend of November 22-24.
For the second year in a row, the Cinema Department of San Francisco State University will be offering a festival of contemporary Hungarian films the weekend of November 22-24. For the first time this will coincide with a course, CINEMA 325.03, possibly the first course ever on contemporary Hungarian cinema taught in the New World.
The program will include a variety of documentary, fiction, and animated films, including the official Hungarian submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, The Notebook. It will also include guest appearances by two directors, Andras Vagvolgyi and Reka Pigniczky.
All screenings will be in Coppola Theater (room 101) in the Fine Arts Building. Everyone is welcome. Admission is free. We advise guests to come early because seating is limited, especially during the times of the class, Friday and Saturday from 9 to 5.
The films are presented in conjunction with the 13th Hungarian Film Festival of Los Angeles and with the collaboration of Bunyik Entertainment.
Schedule of Events:
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 22 (4pm – 10pm)
4pm – 6pm
Selection of contemporary Hungarian documentary films
6pm – 7pm
7pm – 10pm
Director András B. Vágvölgyi will introduce his film Colorado Kid (2011, 111 min)
and answer questions after.
Bela is arrested in 1959. Is it because he was a revolutionary in 1956 or because he was a gambler at the racetrack?
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 23 (9am – 10pm)
9am – 1pm
Rickshaw Rush, directed by Gergő Somogyvári (2012, 55 min)
A documentary about young Hungarian rickshaw drivers in Amsterdam. What are they doing there?
My Guide directed by Barnabás Tóth (2013, 12 min)
Beast, directed by Attila Till (2011, 20 min)
1pm – 2pm
2pm – 4pm
Director Réka Pigniczky will introduce her latest film Heritage (2013, 63 min)
and lead a Q&A afterwards with the audience.
The final section of a trilogy about the Hungarian Revolution and its aftermath.
6:30pm – 7:45pm
A selection of short animated and documentary films
8:00pm – 10pm
The official 2013 Hungarian Oscar submission for Best Foreign Language film
The Notebook (2013, 100 min) directed by János Szász.
Twin boys are left with their grandmother in the Hungarian countryside to escape the ravages of World War II.
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 24 (5pm – 10pm)
5pm – 7pm
Strong, directed by Andras Kollmann (2011, 88min)
A documentary of the exploits of Zsolt Erőss, the most famous Hungarian mountain climber, who disappeared earlier this year on Kanchenjunga in the Himalayas.
7pm – 8pm
Aglaya, directed by Krisztina Deák (2012, 116 min)
A Hungarian – Romanian family of circus artists escapes from the Ceausescu dictatorship to the West in the 1980’s and devises ingenious ways of survival.