The 16th edition of the European Union Film Festival
is being held from March 23rd to April 3rd at the Prasad Labs Preview Theatre. The festival comprises 19 film screenings with the theme of 'Laugh Like A European'.
As part of the festival, Made In Hungary (Made In Hungaria), a Hungarian film made by Gergely Fonyo, will be screened on the inaugural day. The cast includes Tamas Szabo Kimmel, Tunde Kiss, Eva Vandor, Tamas Dunai, Geza Kaszas, Peter Scherer, Ivan Fenyo, Geza Hegedus D, Lehel Kovacs and Peter Puskas.
During the spring of 1963, a time when everybody in Hungary wants to escape to the West, an adolescent boy, Miki, and his parents return to Budapest after 4 years of living in America.
Miki's jobless father is looked upon with suspicion by the revolutionaries and the counter-revolutionaries in Hungary. Miki - who is a great guitarist and singer with dreams of becoming the next Jerry Lee Lewis - is not accepted by his former friends whose new leader, Rone, is referred to as the 'Kingfisher'. And Miki's first love, Vera, now has a new boyfriend.
Miki decides to participate in a talent show to prove himself, and to make a place for himself in his old-new world. He casts a spell on his young audience with his American music. As the final round of the talent show approaches, it becomes clearer to Miki that with his victory he can gain his friends' appreciation, win back his love, and even save his father's life.
Entry to the screenings is free. Passes are available at the Alliance Francaise office. Please contact Alliance Francaise at 2770-0734 / 2770-0736 for further details.