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.

Screenings

10 Nov

7.30pm + Post-screening reception

Manchester Cineworld Didsbury

Sponsors: The Emanuel Charitable Trust

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10 Nov

9.00pm

London JW3

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12 Nov

7.00pm

London Odeon South Woodford

Sponsors: The Green and Dobias Families

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18 Nov

7.30pm

Leeds Seven Arts

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21 Nov

6.45pm

London Phoenix Cinema

Sponsors: Annabel Karmel, Hungarian Cultural Centre

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