Hearld News: 24th Titanic Film Festival – Budapest – 2017.

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A festival that connects the world!

The Titanic International Film Festival is at the same time a competition festival running since 2005.

In 2017  will be screened 34 films from 27 counties at 6 + art cinemas!

While you are always on the lookout for exciting new venues to visit, take a film tour and enjoy the international cultural on-screen with locals and foreigners  at the upcoming Titanic Film Festival between April, 6. –  April, 13. 2017. It will be a fine time to experience how the film culture grows. To the line up is worth to have a word …  the 24th Titanic Film Festival showcasing also not just film from European countries, but a look out on the world films.

It will be  opened by with Swedish director Johannes Nyholm’s Giant.

The films will be divided into six sections in Competition, Festival Favorites, Asian Winds, The Dark Side, American Independents, Titanic Dox. So it was announced by organiser György Horváth – Titanic festival. Also present   vice rector – Géza D. Hegedűs –  University of Theater, Film and Television  who said, Q.: “ This year 80 years passed from the eponymous, Árpád Ódry, who along with Sándor Korda Sándor noted three films. The University would like to see instead of scattered sites would finally pursuing a high education teachers in new building.

The jury members are Frédéric Strauss French critic (works in Hungary for four years. ) and György Dragomán writer, the head of it is Golden Bear-winner Ildikó Enyedi.

The eight-day long 24th Titanic festival will be opened  by the Swedish director – Johannes Nyholm’s Giant– and will be the premiere new film by Hungarian director  – Ferenc Török  – „1945

This year’s documentary section gets a new name, Titanic Dox and it has a strong supply. Jon Nguyen, Rick Barnes and Olivia Neergaard-Holm Danish filmmakers – directed David Lynch: The Art Life in which Lynch himself takes us on an intimate journey through the formative years of his life. From his idyllic upbringing in small town America to the dark streets of Philadelphia, we follow Lynch as he traces the events that have helped to shape one of cinema’s most enigmatic directors. The film infuses Lynch’s own art, music and early films, shining a light into the dark corners of his unique world, giving audiences a better understanding of the man and the artist.

Tony Palmer’s famous film of Leonard Cohen’s 1972 tour of Europe,  “Bird on a Wire”, long thought lost and only available on very poor quality bootlegs, has been digitally and painstakingly restored to its original glory, thanks to the discovery in 2009 of 296 cans of rusted-up material in a warehouse in Hollywood. Containing 17 of Cohen’s greatest songs, emotionally delivered when he was at the height of his powers, this is an unforgettable record of a poet and singer on the brink of worldwide fame. Huge sensation of the festival is that Tony Palmer accompanies his film to Budapest!

Jim Jarmusch’ music documentary “Gimme Danger” chronicles the story of The Stooges, one of the greatest rock-n-roll bands of all time. The “Rumble” – The Indians Who Rocked the World exposes a critical missing chapter in the history of American music, it reveals how indigenous musicians helped shape the soundtracks of American music and, through their contributions, influenced popular culture – featuring some great music legends like Link Wray or Jimi Hendrix.

Titanic Festival in 2017 also provides a comprehensive and multicoloured selection of the most galvanizing pieces in the contemporary world of cinema, including new features of established artists, first films and works of less-known regions.

During the festival the films will be screened at movie theaters:  Several ‘Art Cinemas’, Uránia National Film Theater, Toldi, Örökmozgó, Odry Theater, Puskin.

All films will be screened in original language, mainly in English language but having Hungarian subtitles except the music documentaries.  The complete Titanic program is available now on the festival website http://titanicfilmfest.hu/en

The festival is supported by NKA, EMMI, KKM and Budapest Municipality.

Update and snaps Aggie Reiter

 

 

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