19th Titanic Filmfestival

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About the films in competition at 18th Titanic Film Festival

curling_3Some of you may still not believe, but Titanic Film Festival will take place this year as well. In response to the thousands of questions and doubtful queries we would like to assure you with regular news that we make every effort to organize the festival, so that between 7th – 17th April, 2011 film connoisseurs can select from a wide range of never else, never again-to-be-seen films. Emphasizing our sympathy for the art cinemas on the verge of closing, Titanic will take place at the traditional venues: Urania National Film Theatre, Toldi Cinema, Örökmozgó Filmmuseum and KINO


Titanic has been a competitive film festival for six years, and now we would like to recommend some of the films in competition.

incendies_3Incendies is a Canadian film that not only competes for the Breaking Waves Award but also for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film this year. Denis Villeneuve’s touching and honest drama gives a sensible insight into the war-stricken history of the Middle East through the story of a brother and a sister living in Canada, but having roots in the Middle East. The twins are investigating their mother’s mysterious past while trying to find their father whom they long thought was dead and their brother they never knew existed. The investigation brings astonishing results and the film mesmerizingly leads the audience towards its shocking end.     

curling_2Another film from Canada is Curling, the story of a quiet and reserved single father, who is raising his daughter isolated from the world. The relationship between the over-protective dad and his daughter is relatively idyllic  until some unexpected events jeopardize the fragile harmony. The film’s quirky sense of humour, occasionally absurd plot twist and most likeable characters make it an outstandingly enjoyable piece. Director Denis Côté won the prize for Best Director at Locarno Film Festival, where Curling star Emmanuel Bilodeau was also named best actor. Côté is not unknown to the audience at Titanic, for his previous film, All That She Wants was screened at the festival in 2009.  

rainy_seasons_1Perhaps the most peculiar characteristic of Rainy Seasons is its apolitical tone quite unususal from an Iranian film. The protagonist is a middle class, sullen teenage boy with parents on the verge of divorce, feeling abandoned and insecure living in an empty flat in Tehran. In his first full-length feature Majid Barzegar shakes off the traditional characteristics of Iranian film in a strikingly resolute way. Rainy Seasons is an excellent psychological drama touching upon universal topics and at the same time applying typical Iranian themes and gestures.  

savage_1Savage  is a Swedish film in which a young man grown up in a criminal family wants to break free from the vicious circle of crime, but he cannot escape the evil blood floating in his veins… The film is based on a true story and shows what happens when one’s dreams and desires are denied until one reaches a breaking point. Savage directed by Martin Jern and Emil Larsson has been nominated for the Best Nordic Film of the Year award at Göteborg International Film Festival.

Stay tuned, for more exciting news and details about the programme, premieres and guest are coming soon.  


More news

Spanish Boot at Titanic
Titanic 2012 – Call for submissions
The winners of the 18th Titanic International Film Festival
John Cleese imitators and eviction - Q&A Friday
Extraordinary casting, without roots in Paris - Q&A Thursday
Solidarity for Japan
Imaginary teens and vengeful youth – Q&A on Tuesday
The dark side – Aggression, madness, vampires and zombies
Don Giovanni writing emails and conflicts around a house – Q&A-s on Sunday
Music for all - Unique musical pieces at Titanic
Crazy sis, Bergman theme and Norvegian existentialism - Monday
Opening Night Video
Filmmaking in economic crisis, eating meat after the apocalypse and a sympathetic family drama – Q&A-s at Titanic
Best of Raindance – Our partner festival’s most successful films at Titanic
Blocked communication, fragile state of mind, unexpected snap – Saturday
New section: Extreme Asia – Best of the most bizarre Asian movies at Titanic
Freaked-out veterans, limping rock god and small town girl Marilyn Monroe – Friday
International Professional Initiative launched at this year’s Titanic
RAINDANCE 99 min. Film School
Titanic 2011 - Different Quantity, Same Quality
"Le Titanic 2011"
Titanic 2011 - Made in Hungary
Irish selection at 18th Titanic Film Festival
Béla Tarr\'s last film opens with success at Berlinale
Solidarity with Jafar Panahi
The countdown starts - Titanic launches in 66 days!
Raindance teams up with Budapest’s Titanic Film Festival
Péter Gothár, the photographer
The winners of the 17th Titanic
Snapshot of the past ten years
Sex therapy
Reymond Amsalem about the terrorist attacks
Time Stands Still at Titanic!
Special offer: Jean-Philippe Héritier composer
Souldance once more!
Jukka-Pekka Valkeapaa was here
Full house Persian Cats Party at the Titanic Film Festival
Isabelle Huppert on today’s Titanic programme!
Our Guest: Jan Budař
Special offer: Exotic places
Premiere of Budapest at Titanic!
Special offer: Claire Denis\'s movies
“I wanted to talk about the time passing by”
“Not advisable for domestic use”
Rémi Bezançon is our guest!
Special offer: the Documentaries Section
„Jazz is one of the main characters”
Soul Dance at Titanic
Nordic guest at Titanic again!
World premiere at Titanic!
The Festival has started!
Titanic has opened!
10 days to Titanic!
War films and family stories in the French films\' section at Titanic
Titanic and the Hungarian connection
Historical drama and dystopian science fiction at this year\'s Titanic
Titanic 2010: Coming Soon!
Sundance 2010 launches
Breaking Waves in cinemas
Jar City in cinemas
Digital expansion for Palace Cinemas
Wenders to direct first 3D dance feature
Asger Leth filming in Hollywood
Film Institutions about Titanic
North is the Breaking Waves Award-winner film
Baltasar Kormákur was our guest
Thursday party in Toldi
Stéphane Malandrine at Titanic
The weekend starts
Our guest was the main actor of North
"Where are the festivals on the Hungarian film industry map?"
Independent film distribution 2.0
Thursday programme offer
Jean-Xavier de Lestrade was at Titanic
Animation films in the afternoon, thrilling movies for the evening
Grégoire Colin at Titanic
Nordic Films and Lots of Black Humour Today at Titanic
The director of Elevator was here
Monday: guests from France
Sunday Film Delicacies
Ropedancers and hunger strikers on today’s programme
Q&A-s at Titanic
Cannes Grand Prize awarded maffia film opened Titanic
Change of programme!
Scary animation and Academy Award winner documentary at Titanic
The film list of the 16th Titanic International Film Festival has been finalized
Titanic sets sail next month!
AZYL-BUSHO: DON\'T LOSE YOUR HEAD!
Secret Of The Grain
9 Foreign Language Films Advance in 2008 Oscar Race
Titanic films in cinema
About our call for entries
Blu-ray at Titanic
Donnie Darko sequel S. Darko starts shooting May 18
The closing ceremony of the 15th Titanic International Film Festival
Blindness set for first sight at Cannes
Nordic music and crime stories are the winners of the Titanic
Mexico City - Budapest, not a big distance for Titanic
Black comedy from New York
Sundance opening film concludes the 15th Titanic International Film Festival
Titanic Party in Gödör - report
Bloody Danish action film in premiere plan – film professionals about screenwriting
“The shop assistant knows me by now” – Notes from Vörösmarty
Another public screening of the popular Czech puppet-horror on Tuesday
Beautiful women from Vietnam
Screenwriters at Titanic
We’re setting sail on Thursday
Batman vs. Gladiator
The competition fever at Titanic is rising
America, Iceland, and Russia are already confirmed competitors at Titanic
Tricks (Sztuczki) at Titanic
Titanic arrives next month!
Trust picks up Hungarian prize-winner The Investigator
Survey finds Katyn considered best Polish film ever
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First three films selected for VPRO Tiger Awards Competition
Hitman Comedy Opens 2008 Sundance Film Festival
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