Hungarian Film Days in Tartu on 14-16 October

The 6th Hungarian Film Days take place on 14-16 October in Tartu at Genialistide Klubi.

Association of Hungarian Culture (UKS) holds another series of Hungarian Film Days which take place in Tartu from 14th to 16th of October. Its purpose is to introduce to Estonian audience the main producers and work of contemporary Hungarian film.

This year the focus is on the creation of director Ferenc Török (born in 1971). Török has been conspicuous in the Hungarian film world by his successful work as a scriptwriter and director. All three of his so called post-communist trilogy films will be screened at the Hungarian Film Days – Moscow Square (2001), Season (2004) and Overnight (2007), which have earned various awards home and abroad. Also it is possible to enjoy his creation of short films. In the evening of Thursday, 16th of October, there will be a possibility to meet the director himself.

In addition to Török’s creation, selection of last two years’ best Hungarian films and short movies will be screened. The night of 15th of October is dedicated to Hungarian film classics, from 22:00 until 7:00 it is possible to see four Hungarian cult films. On the last day younger audience can enjoy a cartoon "The Seventh Brother” with simultaneous translation into Estonian .

In addition to Hungarian films there is a nice chance to enjoy Hungarian food and folk music – on the 16th of October band Bürkös gives a concert and leads a dance room. Hungarian food is made by Márton Bárki, chef of Ungari köök.

Alongside of the film programme, lectures on contemporary Hungarian film art by Dr. Tiborc Fazekas from the University of Hamburg will take place in the Finno-Ugric department of the University of Tartu. The lectures will be in English accompanied by lots of visual material. The lectures are held on Wednesday, 15th of October at 9:00-12:00 and 13:30-16:00, and Thursday, 16th of October at 9:00-12:00 and 13:30-16:00 in Lossi 3-327. During the lectures the audience gets a chance to see four films which play a key role in contemporary Hungarian film art.

On Friday, 17th of October Estonian National Museum shows in cooperation of Worldfilm and Dialektus film festival two documentaries about Hungarians living outside of Hungary.

You can find the programme of the film days from website
Information: Viktória Tóth (580 444 94),  

Organizer: Association of Hungarian Culture (
Supporters, partners: Balassi Institute, Hungarian Institute in Tallinn, PÖFF, Eesti Kultuurkapital, Finno-Ugric department of University of Tartu, Dekaart Sisemeedia OÜ, Ungari Köök, HEEMP Ungari−Eesti Kultuuriselts (Association of Hungarian-Estonian Culture), Budampex

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