08.02.2024-10.02.2024, 20:30

Organized by the Collegium Hungaricum and the Cultural Center of Belgrade, the Days of Hungarian Film will be held from February 8 to 10 in the Hall of the Cultural Center. During three days, visitors will be able to watch five of the most impressive Hungarian films of the past years, which were directed by world-renowned directors and which were screened and awarded at the most prestigious film festivals.

Days of Hungarian Film opens on Thursday, February 8 at 19:00 with the film BODY AND SOUL by Ildikó Enyedi, winner of the Golden Bear Award for the best film at the Berlin festival, after which the audience will be able to talk with Balazs Varga, a film historian from the ELTE University in Budapest.

On Friday, February 9, after the screening of the film FOMO, film theoretician Miroljub Stojanović, editor of the publishing activity of the Film Center of Serbia, will talk to the audience.

The moderator of the conversation is the editor of the KCB film program, Ivan Aranđelović.

Films are shown in Hungarian, with Serbian and English subtitles.

Tickets for the price of 300 dinars can be purchased at the ticket office of the Cultural Center of Belgrade.


Thursday, February 8

On Body and Soul / Testről és lélekről
Hungary, 2017, 116’

Romantic drama

Director: Ildikó Enyedi

Cast: Alexandra Borbély, Géza Morcsányi, Réka Tenki, Zoltán Schneider, Ervin Nagy, Itala Békés, Éva Bata, Pál Mácsai…

A slaughterhouse in Budapest is the setting of a strangely beautiful love story. No sooner does Mária start work as the new quality controller than the whispers begin. At lunch the young woman always chooses a table on her own in the sterile canteen where she sits in silence. She takes her job seriously and adheres strictly to the rules, deducting penalty points for every excessive ounce of fat. Hers is a world that consists of figures and data that have imprinted themselves on her memory since early childhood. Her slightly older boss Endre is also the quiet type. Tentatively, they begin to get to know each other. Recognising their spiritual kinship, they are amazed to discover that they even have the same dreams at night. Carefully, they attempt to make them come true. This story of two people discovering the realm of emotions and physical desire, at first individually and then together, is tenderly told by director Ildikó Enyedi, but in a way that also exudes subtle humour. A film about the fears and inhibitions associated with opening up to others, and about how exhilarating it can be when you finally do.

Awards: Golden bear for Best film at Berlin Fin Festival

Q&A with Balazs Varga, film historian from ELTE University in Budapest


Friday, February 9

Hungary, 2019, 91’


Director: Attila Hartung

Cast: Yorgos Goletsas, Panna László, Gergely Bouquet, Ábel Pokorni, Sipöcz András, András Stohl, Adrienn Herczeg, Viktória Szávai, Gabor Peter Vincze…

Gergő and his teenage friends are into three things: partying, sex, and their online following. One night, at a party, Lilla falls victim to the boys. A dare gets out of hand and the youngsters’ world changes forever overnight.

Festivals: Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival

Q&A with Miroljub Stojanovic, publishing editor of Film Center of Serbia




Hungary, 2020, 95’


Director: Lili Horvát

Cast: Natasa Stork, Viktor Bodó, Benett Vilmányi, Zsolt Nagy, Péter Tóth, Andor Lukáts, Attila Mokos, Linda Moshier, Júlia Ladányi…

Márta, a 40-year-old neurosurgeon, falls in love. She leaves her shining American career behind and returns to Budapest to start a new life with the man. She waits for him in vain at the Liberty Bridge – he does not appear at the rendezvous. Márta starts to search for him desperately, but when she finally finds him, the love of her life claims that they have never met before.

Festivals / Awards: Antalya Golden Orange Film Festival – Best Actress; Chicago International Film Festival – Gold Hugo for Best Director; Philadelphia Film Festival – Jury Award for Best Narrative Feature; Valladolid International Film Festival – Golden Spike for Best Film; Venice Film Festival, Toronto International Film Festival, Zurich Film Festival, Warsaw Film Festival, Busan International Film Festival, Valladolid Film Festival, Thessaloniki International Film Festival



Saturday, February 10

Hungary, Germany, France, 2017, 130’


Director: Kornél Mundruczó

Cast: Merab Ninidze, Zsombor Jéger, György Cserhalmi

A young immigrant is shot down while illegally crossing the border. Terrified and in shock, wounded Aryan can now mysteriously levitate at will. Thrown into a refugee camp, he is smuggled out by Dr Stern, intent on exploiting his extraordinary secret. Pursued by enraged camp director Laszlo, the fugitives remain on the move in search of safety and money. Inspired by Aryan’s amazing powers, Stern takes a leap of faith in a world where miracles are trafficked for small change…

Festivals: Cannes Film Festival Official Competirion


FINAL REPORT / Zárójelentés
Hungary, 2020, 118’


Director: István Szabó

Cast: Klaus Maria Brandauer, Károly Eperjes, Dorottya Udvaros, András Stohl, Éva Kerekes, Mari Csomós, Ági Szirtes, Péter Andorai, Eszter Csákányi…

A cardiologist is sent into retirement, but he feels at loss without his work. He returns to his home village to work as a general practitioner. This is the start of his ordeal: he’s confronted with raw reality, which finally brings him to his knees. But music has the last word.

Festivals: Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival