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Titanic and the Hungarian connection

We are happy to announce that Hungary’s biggest international film event also connects to our domestic filmmaking this year. A Hungarian film and several co-productions with Hungarian participation will be screened at the 17th Titanic International Film Festival between 8- 18th of April, 2010.


Titanic hosts the world premiere of Soul Dance, based on the homonymous performance of Yvette Bozsik Compaigne, Tánceánia Dance Company and Gördülő Dance Company featuring blind, disabled and not disabled dancers together. Yvette Bozsik, the production’s choreographer says the performance conveys a significant social message, but she regards it rather as a work of art representing the boundless freedom of human soul and body. The director of the film is the Golden Palm-winner Marcell Iványi.    

We also present Budapest, a Hungarian-Brazilian-Portuguese co-production based on the homonymous novel of the Brazilian singer and composer Chico Buarque. The protagonist is a ghost writer from Rio, whose books get published under someone else’s name. However, a single night spent in Budapest chages his life for ever: the writer gets enthralled by the beauty of the Hungarian language and he cannot free himself from the spell of the city and a similarly enchanting Hungarian woman. The novel has become a bestseller in Brazil, yet the author of the book had never been to Hungary, that is why the Hungarian audience may detect instances of excessive exotism and exaggeratedly romantic depiction of the Wild East.          
The film is directed by Walter Carvalho, primarily known as the cinematographer of films like the Oscar-nominated Central Station or Carandiru, previously screened at Titanic festival. One of the female leading roles is played by Gabi Hámori, but other well-known Hungarian actors, such as András Bálint, Ádám Rajhona and Péter Kálloy Molnár, also feature in the film.   

A more dramatic tone characterizes Seven Minutes in Heaven, another co-production with Israeli, French and Hungarian participation. The film follows the story of a woman who survives a bomb attack and tries to recover physically and emotionally, depicting the painful process of regaining traumatic memories. The mosaic-like narrative subtly combines the individual drama with a love story, presenting it from a specifically female point of view. The internationally acclaimed film has been rewarded with numerous awards including the Grand Prix of Warsaw International Film Festival. The leading actress of the film, Reymonde Amsellem will be our guest at the festival.


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