Five films by the younger generation of Hungarian directors will be screened at a film festival to begin on Wednesday (15th October) at the Regional theatre, Trissur. The festival is organized by Janasamskara and the Hungarian Information and Cultural Centre.
The festival will showcase Gabor Rohony's Konyec, Krisztina Deak's Who the Hell's Bonnie and Clyde, Janos Szasz's Opium: Diary of a Mad Woman, Ragalyi Elemer's Without Mercy and Judit Elek's Eighth Day of the Week. The Indian Council for Cultural Relations will present Hungarian folk dances at the Regional theatre on October 16.
Konyec is a social thriller which portrays a pair of septuagenarian bank robbers who are pursued by two bickering police detectives. Who the Hell's Bonnie and Clybe, which depicts two young crooks on the run, proceeds along the same lines of the 1967 Hollywood film Bonnie and Clyde starring Warren Beatty and Faye Dunaway.
Eighth Day of the Week, which got Judit Elek the Best Screenplay Award in the Budapest Hungarian Film Week, tells the tale of an aged widow Hanna Szendroy, who is caught in the claws of the real estate mafia. Without Mercy narrates the story of a man falsely implicated in a murder case, while Opium: Diary of a Mad Woman tells the story of a morphine-addicted doctor.