Film Countries Archives: Hungary

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Toxikoma

  Gábor Herendi

  Hungary      2021    

Synopsis

Captivating performances abound in this gripping drama detailing Hungarian actor and star personality Győző Szabó’s epic clash with hard-nosed psychiatrist Dr. Imre Csemus on his journey to overcome addiction and reclaim his life. Just as Győző’s career is soaring, his personal life plummets precipitously – and only one thing, or one person, can save him. But in his dogmatic effort to save his narcissistic patient, will the doctor’s own ego take him down as well? Adapted from the actor’s memoir.

 Hungarian with subtitles 
  124 minutes

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In-Person Screening

Tue, Jun 21 @ 6:30pm CDT

at Chicago History Museum, 1601 N Clark St, Chicago

Free tickets available to claim starting June 6 or available at the door (subject to availability).

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Puskás Hungary

  Tamas Almasi

  Hungary      2009    

Synopsis

Legendary footballer Ferenc Puskás was many things—a superstar player for Real Madrid, captain of the Magical Hungarians, a globetrotting political exile, and a soccer genius whose life reflected Europe’s tumultuous postwar history. Puskás Hungary utilizes breathtaking footage of legendary 1950 – 60s matches and interviews with the people who knew him best to paint a complex portrait of the international soccer sensation and the era in which he lived.


  115 minutes

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Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time Felkészülés meghatározatlan ideig tartó együttlétre

  Lili Horvát

  Hungary 95 minutes

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  Virtual SOLD OUT

Available to stream Oct 14-25 in the Midwestern United States
(Illinois, Indiana, Michigan, Wisconsin, Iowa, Missouri).

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Filmmaker Q&A:

Livestream Q&A with director Lili Horvát

Synopsis

To what lengths would you go in pursuit of true love? After building a successful career in the U.S., gifted neurosurgeon Márta impulsively returns home to Hungary, in pursuit of the man of her dreams. The two had a brief, impassioned affair at a medical conference, but when she finds and confronts him in Budapest, he claims that they’ve never met. Undaunted, she begins to establish a new life, working at the local hospital, renting a shabby apartment—and tracking her beloved’s movements online and in the real world. But then she begins to doubt her perception of reality. Is he spinning an elaborate deception or has her obsession trapped her in a world of illusions?

“The filmmaking is exacting and assured, pulling us in like a current into the heart of a most strange romantic mystery.” –IndieWire

 English, Hungarian with subtitles 

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