Films screening at this event

Budapest Noir

Director
Éva Gárdos
Cast
Krisztián Kolovratnik, Kata Dobó, Zsolt Anger
Country
Hungary
Year
2017
Duration
95 min

Director Éva Gárdos revisits film noir classics such as Chinatown in this stylish reimagining of Budapest in 1936, shortly before Hungary turned fascist. Investigating the mysterious death of a Jewish woman, charismatic reporter Zsigmond dives into the capital’s underworld. In its brothels and boxing rings and amidst corrupted politicians and gangsters, he finds a city on the verge of eruption. A stunning glimpse into Hungarian urban life on the eve of the Second World War and a beautiful homage to the golden era of cinema.