Hungarian Films at the 2010 Toronto International Film Festival

Comment Posted by: Roberta Gyori

It’s always good to see Hungarian films at prominent international film festivals. The 35th Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) opens its doors in just a few days, featuring the latest in international and Canadian cinema. The 11-day long festival (September 9-19) with 300 screenings will also feature some of the most recent Hungarian films and co-productions. If you are lucky enough to be in Toronto during the 2010 TIFF, be sure to include the Hungarian films in your schedule. To find out more about recent Hungarian films read our article on Hungarian Cinema.

Tender Son – The Frankenstein Project
By Hungarian director Kornél Mundruczó, 2010
Tender Son – The Frankenstein Project is about a 17-year old boy returning from an institution, hoping to reunite with his family…

By Hungarian director Benedek Fliegauf, 2010
Womb is about a girl, who waited twelve long years to be reunited with her childhood sweetheart, only to loose him again…

Essential Killing
By Polish director Jerzy Skolimowski, 2009
Essential Killing is a co-production of Poland, Norway, Ireland and Hungary. It’s about a Taliban fighter, captured and transported to Europe…

A few notable facts about this year’s TIFF: The festival has a new home at TIFF Bell Lightbox. They have also added an extra day to make it 11 days of screenings instead of the past year's 10-day schedule. As part of its 35th anniversary celebrations, the TIFF For Free program offers a series of free public film screenings showcasing films from past festivals.

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