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A week of film in Budapest


October 1 marked the end of the Slovenian Film Week in Budapest, organised by distribution company Budapest Film in collaboration with the Slovenian Film Fund.

The event, which presented five Slovenian films from the past two years and took place in the prestigious Művész cinema, opened with Damjan Kozole’s Labour Equals Freedom (Delo osvobaja), on the problems of a 50 year-old man who loses his job in the post-Communist era.

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The other films presented were: Gravehopping by Jan Cvitkovič; Bullets Miss the Fool (Norega se metek og) by Mitja Novljan, halfway between a sexy comedy and a thriller; Ruins (Rusevine) by Janez Burger, set in the theatre world; and Well Tempered Corpses, a co-production with Italy and France on post-war life in Bosnia-Herzegovina directed by Benjamin Filipović (who recently passed away).

The last time that a Slovenian film series was organised in Hungary was in April of 2002, when Hungarian audiences had the opportunity to see Bread and Milk, Sweet Dreams, Idle Running, Last Supper and Fuckit.

The brilliant Gravehopping also continues its tour of festivals and awards, going on to the Pécs International Film Festival (October 2-7) in southern Hungary before being released in the country’s theatres.

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(Translated from Italian)

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