The 1st European Art Cinema Day – Budapest 2016.

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 Having true love and a burning passion for films then it is your place to be!

 7 p.m. –  October, 9.2016.

Uránia National Movie Theater

District, VIII., 21. Rákóczi Road – Budapest

European Art Cinema Day is a major cinema event organized by CICAE (International Confederation of Art Cinemas), and it is now held for the first time. It takes place in more than a thousand European cinemas. Within these programs are included previews, children’s films and historical classics. With the coming up a wide variety of guests, special events and exhibitions, the program will be as diverse as European Art Cinema itself. In the future the European Art Cinema Day will take place each year during the Fall.

Finland meets Hungary! In several Hungarian cinemas during the European Art Cinema Day will be on-screen “The Happiest Day In The Life Of Olli Mäki” by  Juho Kuosmanen. It is Finland’s official Oscar nominee for 2017.  At the end of the movie will be followed by two Finnish short films. The evening continues with a Finnish theme and interesting discussions. The film has been awarded several times already including at the Cannes Festival, and it is one of the most talked about Finnish films at the moment.  The Happiest Day In The Life Of Olli Mäki is screened in the original language (Finnish, partly in English) and subtitled in Hungarian. The discussion will be held in English.

In Budapest at the Urania – National Movie Theater beside the Finnish film the will be focusing on two other new award-winning European films which the audience can see the two of them before the premier. “Graduation” by Cristian Mungiu and  “Toni Erdmann” by Maren Ade. Screening will take place in 9 Budapest’s Cinemas and at 17 other movie theaters around the country.

To-day the cinemas and film festivals are both commercial establishments, furthermore important cultural pillars in their cities and countries. Mostly, they are the perfect backdrop for encounters with new works of art and for debates with filmmakers.

The event is organized by the Hungarian Association of Cinema Art.

Update Aggie Reiter

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