The Embassy of Hungary in Dublin hereby informs You
about the 1st Visegrad Film Festival in Cork,
(24 June – 28 June 2015)
at the Camden Palace Hotel (Camden’s Quay, Cork).
3 Hungarian feature films (For Some Inexplicable Reason (2014), Control (2003), Cat City (1986)) and several shorts will be screened at the festival.
For the detailed programme, please visit the Festival’s website (www.visegradfilmfestival.com or https://www.facebook.com/pages/Visegrad-Film-Festival-in-Cork/803753053045764)
A Dublini Magyar Nagykövetség tájékoztatja Önt,
hogy a 2015. június 24. és június 28. között Cork-ban kerül megrendezésre
a visegrádi országok filmművészetének első írországi fesztiválja,
a Camden Palace Hotel-ben (Camden’s Quay, Cork).
A programban három magyar film (VAN valami furcsa, és megmagyarázhatatlan… (2014), Kontroll (2003), Macskafogó(1986)) és több rövidfilm kapott helyet.
A részletes programért kérem, látogassák meg a fesztivál honlapját (www.visegradfilmfestival.com orhttps://www.facebook.com/pages/Visegrad-Film-Festival-in-Cork/803753053045764)
Visegrad Film Festival
Last Wednesday the 17th of June saw the launch of the First Annual Visegrad festival in Cork, which took place at the Camden Palace Hotel, Camden’s Quay.
So, where the hell is Visegrad? Visegrad is a group of 4 Central European countries – Slovakia, Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary. Visegrad festival in Cork would like to introduce you this region through its cinema. Festival will last for the next 5 days with amazing film screenings every day until Sunday 28th of June and audience will have a chance to see 18 features and 24 shorts. The venue is Camden Palace Hotel, the Corks’ largest arts community center, which is also a proud sponsor and co-organizer of the festival.
This exciting new festival will officially open on Wednesday the 24th with Jánošík (Yaanosheek) from 1921 which will be accompanied by live music from Non Toxic Orchestra. The festival will continue with screenings all day Thursday and a Gala reception on Friday night to welcome the writers, curators and directors of some of the films being shown. The Gala reception will kick off with Pictures of the old World (org. Obrazy stareho sveta), a film which portraits the live of elderly Slovakian people, who are able to enjoy their individual freedom even in the times of civil chaos and insecurity. This will then be followed by a midnight screening of Socialistic Zombie Mord a low budget horror movie directed by six students, one of which we are delight to announce will be coming to the festival.
The first edition of the festival has a Slovak focus. So you will have a chance to see the best of Slovak horror, thriller, animations, documentaries and art house movies from our history. In the following years the focus will change to each of the other three countries. But don’t worry! A lot of great Polish, Czech and Hungarian movies are in our program.
Other guests attending the festival include Aleksandra Gowin from the Little Crushes (2014)
an unconventional love story about the oddity of ordinary things. Features début performances from Aleksandra Gowin and Ireneusz Grzyb
Czech documentary “Sugar Blues” directed by Andrea Culková looks at the world of sugar and our dependence on it. This powerful documentary brings to light the fact that Sugar is everywhere and we are almost slaves to it!
A collection of Polish short films from wild polish region Podlasie will be presented by Krzysztof Sienkiewicz. Podlasie is not only nature, trees, bison or frogs, it is also full creative people with an amazing imagination. FPA! is a mix of humour, pure spontaneous energy and power.
The festival will end with a screening of the Hungarian movie “For Some Inexplicable Reason” (“VAN valami furcsa és megmagyarázhatatlan”) (2014) written and directed by Gabriel Reisz. A trip to Lisbon helps a nerdy guy who is quickly approaching 30 finally get his mojo back.
Visegrad Film Festival was financially supported by International Visegrad Fund. (www.visegradfund.com)
The Visegrad Film Festival will run from the 24th of June to the 28th of June, inclusive.
Tickets will be sold at the gate for €5 per screening.
Full Festival Pass costs €40.
Full Festival Pass for students costs €20.
Day Pass costs €10.
For more information visit www.visgradfilmfestival.com