It may not be the biggest film festival but this is the strongest competition program in Hungary: the feature film selection of Miskolc International Festival is complete.
Each of the chosen 14 films are remarkable. Oscar nominated, award winning in Cannes, Venice and Berlin. Films of outstanding calibre making their Hungarian premiere at their festival competition screenings. These films will make it worth their while for all film lovers to come to Jameson CineFest – many of these movies will not be screened elsewhere in Hungary.
Among the 14 films in competition will be the Oscar nominated American film Frozen River from a first-time director, the Oscar winning independent film Precious, a dark and sexy flick from Eastern Europe about shopping cerntre addicted teenage girls (Mall Girls), an incredibly strong drug-drama from Bulgaria (Eastern Plays), the Venice Best Direction winning Iranian film (Women without Men), the Cannes FIPRESCI award winning Hungarian film Adrienn Pal, another Canners winner, The Father of my Children, inspired by the suicide of Humbert Balsan, the producer of many fine European arthouse films.
Also, Miskolc will host the Hungarian premiere of You Don’t Know, Jack the HBO picture that was nominated for 15 Emmy Awards, starring Al Pacino.
Audiences of the Open Eye series will also see many Hungarian premieres.
The the festival’s new CineClassics series will include feature films like Zoltan Korda’s rarely seen Brit film The Four Feathers and a few of Michael Curtiz’s and Alexander Korda’s early films from Vienna, like Medarus, that have never been screened in Hungary and that will be shown with the live music accompaniment of the Budapest Bar band.