Check the Gate – Hungarian Film Festival

9 Apr

Scene from István Szabó's 1966 film 'Apa' (Father, not being shown at the festival)


This week saw the beginning of the Hungarian Film Festival, being shown at the Glasgow Film Theatre. The title of the festival, ‘Check the Gate’, reflects the remit of what is being shown this year: all films on the subject of displacement, immigration and exile throughout years of Hungarian history.

The festival will be showing these features:

Hunky Blues – The American Dream (Az amerikai álom): Péter Forgács, 2009 (5th of April, review to appear soon)

Somewhere in Europe (Valahol Európában): Géza Radványi, 1947 (12th April, 18:00)

Daniel Takes a Train (Szerencsés Dániel): Pál Sándor, 1983 (17th April, 17:15)

American Torso (Amerikai anziz): Gábor Bódy, 1975 (19th April, 18:30)

The Last Report on Anna (Utolsó jelentés Annáról): Márta Mészáros, 2009 (24th April, 14:45)

For more information, visit

kinokinomozi will be attending all films at the Hungarian festival (with, unfortunately the exception of American Torso at this point), and will be publishing them in review in due course. Tuesday’s Hunky Blues review will be uploaded in the near future. For any cinema lovers in Glasgow or nearby this provides a rare opportunity for ‘big screen’ showings of Hungarian movies, which are often difficult or impossible to find on DVD in this country. Four tickets can be bought at a special price of £22 or £18 concession, and based on Tuesday’s showing it sets out to be a highly promising festival which will cause a high level of debate on not only the issues featured, but on the cinematography of Hungary itself.


2 Responses to “Check the Gate – Hungarian Film Festival”

  1. veutzu October 21, 2011 at 11:54 am #

    I was looking for “A Tanu” for years without any luck… I saw it in 1990 or 1991 and I couldn’t remember any name involved or even it title (in Romania its title was “Paznicul farului”, that is “Dam keeper”). It’s here that I could find it. Thank you very much, Kinokinomozi!

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