Francophone Film Days
The Francophone Film Days is taking place between 28th February and 9th March 2014 within the frames of this festival.
The diversity of the Francophone culture will be presented through French, Swiss and Belgian cinematographic works of art and furthermore, we will also be able to find Egyptian, Canadian and Lebanese films in the repertoire as well. As a speciality, some outstanding pieces of Greek cinematography will be on display, too, as a tribute to Greece, who is currently holding the presidency of the European Union. It is thanks to them that we will be able to watch the Little England opening film, which will be complemented by the short films of other young Greek artists.
The main reason why it’s worth taking part in the film days is that the majority of the films offered within the frames of the programme won’t be available in the Hungarian cinemas in the future. Moreover, another speciality of the event is that several directors will be present at the screenings in Budapest in order to fill the audience in on all the details of the films that are worth knowing of. Guillaume Brac, the director of Tonnerre will be introducing his film on 3rd March, while Mahamat Saleh Haroun will be talking about his film, Grigris on 5th, to be followed with a masters’ course the next day at the Eötvös Loránd University’s Humanities Department. Guillaume Niclous, the director of The Nun will be introducing his film on 8th March.
The film days that are being organised for the fourth time this year will offer screenings at the Uránia National Movie Theatre of Budapest and at five other Hungarian city’s cinemas in Debrecen, Miskolc, Pécs, Szeged and Szolnok.
When browsing the programme, we can find a Lebanese-French-Qatar documentary (The Lebanese Rocket Society), a French-Belgian animated film (Zarafa), a Hungarian night with the ‘Final cut – Ladies and Gentleman’ Hungarian movie, but the visitors will also have the chance to watch the first three episodes of ‘The Returned’ French series (for a meagre 50 forints!), with all the other episodes playing on Viasat3.
Those who are keen for a unique cinematographic experience should visit the Silent Film Concert on 7th March where the missing sounds of the movie will be substituted by live jazz music.
For the detailed programme and further information, check out the website of the French Institute of Budapest and keep an eye on Facebook!