Archive - ALTER-NATIVE 28

Attila Hartung: FOMO – Fear of Missing Out – Hungary, 2019 – 93’

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9. OCTOBER – FRIDAY  – 20:00 – 21:35

Gergő and his teenage friends are into three things: partying, sex, and their online following. One night, at a party, Lilla falls victim to the boys. A dare gets out of hand and the youngsters' world changes forever overnight.
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Cast: Yorgos Goletsas, Panna László, Gergely Bouquet, Ábel Pokorni, András Sipőcz, Panka Murányi, Gábor Péter Vincze, András Stohl, Laura Songoro, Pálma Megyesi, Adrienn Herczeg, Viktória Szávai

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BeOSX4KcX5o&feature=youtu.be

Radu Jude: Uppercase Print – Romania, 2020 – 128’

11. OCTOBER – SUNDAY16:00 – 18:10


It is the story of Mugur Calinescu, a Romanian teenager who wrote graffiti messages of protest against the regime of dictator Nicolae Ceausescu and was subsequently apprehended, interrogated, and ultimately crushed by the secret police.

Cast: Bogdan Zamfir, Șerban Lazarovici, Ioana Iacob, Șerban Pavlu

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5QJbd22y6JM&t=2s

Attila Szász: Tall Tales – Hungary, 2019 – 112’

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10. OCTOBER – SATURDAY 17:30 – 19:25


1945, Hungary. Shortly after the end of World War II, when chaos and insecurity reign supreme in the country, a con man tries to take advantage of such confused times. Forced to flee Budapest, he's given shelter in the woods by a mysterious woman and his son. Still trying to confront his demons, he soon finds himself in a passionate love affair with the woman whose husband is about to return home from the front.

Cast: Tamás Szabó Kimmel, Vica Kerekes, Levente Molnár, Bercel Tóth, József Gyabronka, Attila Egyed, Zoltán Tamási, Barnabás Dékány, Diána Magdolna Kiss, Éva Bakos

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YP7T-CKz12s

Márk Bodzsár: Comrade Drakulich – Hungary, 2019 – 95’

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11. OCTOBER – SUNDAY 14:15 – 15:50


Vampires are among us! But no need to worry: the Hungarian Secret Police are after them, and beyond the usual spy gadgets, they even use garlic to repel the beasts.

Hungary in the 70s. Comrade Fábián, the Hungarian hero of the Cuban revolution, comes home to take part in a blood drive for Vietnam, the communist sister nation of Hungary. But something is wrong with the old comrade: he looks like a 30-year-old, has a cool demeanor, and drives a fire-red Mustang. A young couple who work for the secret police are assigned to monitor the stranger.

What is the secret of the ageless comrade, who drinks a red fizzy drink, and gazes longingly at ladies’ gently curved necks? Comrades and spies start to believe that Bela Lugosi, the star of the old Dracula movie, is not the only Hungarian vampire...

Cast: Ervin Nagy, Zsolt Nagy, Lili Walters, Roland Rába, Szabolcs Thuróczy, Alexandra Borbély

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=efAeRFk4NLs

Ivana Mladenović: Ivana the Terrible – Romania/Serbia, 2019 – 89’

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9. OCTOBER – FRIDAY – 18:15 – 19:45


Ivana the Terrible is a non-conventional about people and places, about belonging and longing, said with humour and tenderness. The Serbian actress Ivana works and lives in Romania, but after several health issues, she decides to spend her summer on the other side of the Sanube, in Kladovo, her native little town, surrounded by her family. The mayor invites her to be the image of the most important local event – the music festival Friendship Bridge – and though she is not very convinced, Ivana accepts it. After the arrival of her eccentric friends from Bucharest and as the gossip about her having a younger lover spreads around her town, Ivana arrives on the verge of a nervous breakdown. The family and friends are invited to bring on the screen their own emotions and to play themselves in a film story about a woman who can`t find her place on neither side of the Danube.

Cast: Ivana Mladenović, Luka Gramić, Gordana Mladenović, Miodrag Mladenović, Kosta Mladenović, Zivka Sorejević, Andrei Dinescu, Anca Pop

Szabolcs Hajdu: Treasure City – Hungary, 2020 – 92’

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8. OCTOBER – THURSDAY – 18:15 – 19:50


“Treasure City” is a film anthology with several interconnected stories. It revolves around the issue of dominance, harassment and vulnerability in different human contexts, on the border of imagination and reality, be it a marriage, a friendship, a parent-child or state-citizen relationship. The plot takes place overnight and combines four storylines: the conflict between a priest and his family; the parenting struggles of a political activist; the marriage crisis of an actor and his wife and the story of a famous theater director and her young protégé.

Cast: Orsolya Török-Illyés, Szabolcs Hajdu, Lilla Sárosdi, Domokos Szabó, Nóra Földeáki, Magdó Pálfi, Lujza Hajdu, Fanni Wrochna, Árpád Schilling

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/ondemand/bekeidofilm

Ábel Visky: Tales From The Prison Cell – Hungary, 2020 – 75’

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7. OCTOBER – WEDNESDAY – 17:45 – 19:00


Can the power of imagination amend challenged or broken relationships? Three imprisoned fathers write fairy tales that are turned into short films featuring their own family members. This creative attempt to reconnect and heal is bitter-sweet, but with an uncertain outcome. “Tales From The Prison Cell” explores family relationships showing how being in jail can affect the lives of a household and poses an inevitable question: Can magic and creativity set you free?  

Cast: Alex Gábor Putnoki, András Putnoki, Andrásné Putnoki, Anita Putnoki, Dávid Kanász, Endre Oláh, Erzsébet Enikő Dózsa, Eufrozina Botos, Gábor Csábi, Gábor Putnoki

Trailer: https://vimeo.com/395212544

Radu Ciorniciuc: My Home – Romania, 2020 – 86’

8. OCTOBER – THURSDAY15:15 – 19:50


For two decades, the Enache family—nine kids and their parents—lived in a shack in the wilderness of Bucharest Delta: an abandoned water reservoir, one of the biggest urban natural reservations in the world, with lakes and hundreds of species of animals and rare plants. When the authorities decide to claim back this rare urban ecosystem, the Enache family is evicted and told to resettle in the city—a reality they know nothing about. Kids that used to spend their days in nature must learn about city life, go to school instead of swimming in the lake, and swap their fishing rods for mobile phones. Their identity has been questioned and transformed, along with their sense of freedom and family ties.

Cast: Valentin Enache, Gică Enache, Niculina Nedelcu, Rică Enache, Marcel Enache, Gigel Enache, Nicușor Enache, Luci Enache, Zâna Enache, Duca Enache, Corina Enache, Georgiana Enache, Mihaela Murgoci

Ágnes Kocsis: Eden – Hungary/Belgium/Romania, 2020 – 153’

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7. OCTOBER – WEDNESDAY – 19:15 – 21:50


Éva, a woman in her forties, is allergic to almost everything. She needs to stay in total isolation and can have no contact with her environment. The slightest mistake may cause her death. Her case is being investigated by a psychiatric research center. Éva has lost her job and has no friends anymore, only her brother, Gyuri takes care of her. András, an authority in psychiatry is treating Eva’s illness, and trying to find out if it has psychological origin, or she is really allergic to the pollution of our civilization. During the treatment Éva and András become more and more intimate. Éva’s condition nevertheless starts improving thanks to András presence. Will love be able to save her?  Or has the Earth been irreversibly infected?

Cast: Maja Roberti, Lana Baric, Daan Stuyven, Lóránt Bocskor-Salló, Zalán Makranczi, László Kistamás, Róbert Kardos, László Katona

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?time_continue=108&v=e5HC30i3yhA&feature=emb_logo

Róbert Kövessy: Hungarian Paddle – Portrait Wichmann Tamás Hungary, 2019 – 55’

10. OCTOBER – SATURDAY – 14:15 – 15:10


Documentary film about Hungarian sprint canoeist Wichmann Tamás.

Trailer: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OZ4aH3EB0IU

Kristóf Deák: Captives – Hungary, 2019 – 87’ 

11. OCTOBER – SUNDAY – 18:20 – 19:50


In 1951 Budapest, the communist secret police shows up at the door of an ordinary family – but instead of deporting them, the officers move in and lock them up in their own home. And anyone else who comes knocking on the door ... Days go by without any explanation as secrets, lies and paranoia soon begins to unravel the growing number of captives in the apartment. An incredible but true story from Academy Award winning director Kristóf Deák.

Cast: Zsófia Szamosi, Ernő Fekete, Eliza Sodró, Levente Molnár, Ádám Porogi, Ferenc Lengyel, Gábor Jászberényi, Róbert Kardos, Gábor Csőre, Emese Vasvári 

Trailer:https://vimeo.com/376501240

Dorian Boguță: Legacy – Romania, 2019 – 105’

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10. OCTOBER – SATURDAY – 15:30 – 17:15


Anton, a famous pianist, is missing. The policeman who takes over the case gradually learns about the artist's troubled destiny, his bizarre relationships and the decisions that triggered a whirl of surprising events. After the death of his parents, Anton had become obsessed with the happiness of his sister Ana, beyond the confines of brotherly love.

Cast: Marin Grigore, Teodor Corban, Mădălina Diana Ghenea, Irina Rădulescu


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