Hungarian Film Fiesta 2.0 makes a comeback with free Hungarian movies in 2019

After a successful Hungarian Film Fiesta last year, The Embassy of Hungary in Kuala Lumpur, together with partners Golden Screen Cinemas and Cinema Online is pleased to present to the Malaysian audience the 2019 Hungarian Film Fiesta 2.0. Growing from a local to a national-wide event, this year’s Fiesta will bring all films to Penang and Sarawak, besides the screenings taking place in Kuala Lumpur. The 2019 edition is one of the highlights of the year celebrating the 50 th Anniversary of the Establishment of Diplomatic Relations between Hungary and Malaysia. 

This year, we are honoured to have among us a famous Malaysian friend in the person of singer, actor and entertainer Mugen Rao. We believe this marks the beginning of a longer cooperation with him. Hungarian Film Fiesta 2.0 presents a selection of 4 award-winning titles with a total of 16 free screenings for film festival fans to enjoy and learn more about Hungarian films, culture and the country itself. Through the Hungarian Film Fiesta 2.0, we aim to promote the Hungarian culture and wish that the Malaysian audience would embrace the wide variety of Hungarian movies being screened this year. We hope that Malaysians will enjoy the movies, learn a little more about our country and be inspired by the rich cinematic tradition introduced to them. We believe this will definitely enhance and strengthen the relations and understanding between both countries. Anyone interested to get their hands on the free Hungarian movie tickets need only present a printout of any articles about the 2019 Hungarian Film Fiesta 2.0 or snapshots of the film festival social media articles or logo in the participating GSCcinemas. Each article publication or snapshot photo will entitle them to redeem two free tickets for the same movie, up to 4 tickets per person, on a first-come, first served basis from 11.00 a.m. onwards on Monday June 17, 2019 in GSC Pavilion KL, GSC Gurney Plaza, Penang and GSC CityOne Megamall, Kuching .

The free screenings have been scheduled in GSC Pavilion KL (June 21 – 23, 2019),GSC Gurney Plaza (June 29 & 30) and GSC CityOne Megamall, Kuching (July 6& 7). The Official Launching Ceremony of the Hungarian Film Fiesta will be held on the 20 th June 2019 (Thursday) in GSC Pavilion Kuala Lumpur. This year, we areprivileged to have YB Datuk Mohamaddin bin Ketapi, Minister of Tourism, Arts and Culture of Malaysia as our Guest of Honour during the launch. We are also delighted to welcome Dr Balázs Orbán, Deputy Minister from the Prime Minister’s Office of Hungary, who will be visiting Malaysia for the first time in his official capacity and will be one of our main guests for this occasion. The Embassy will also be holding regional launches in GSC Gurney Plaza Penang on June 17 and in GSC CityOne Megamall, Kuching on July 4, 2019 as part of the efforts to enable more Malaysians to be exposed to the Hungarian movies. In conjunction with the Hungarian Film Fiesta 2.0, there will be a total of 4 movies being played at GSC Pavilion, 3 fiction films and 1 musical.

Liza, the Fox-Fairy which tells the story of Liza, who is a nurse and she is seeking love. Her only company is a long-dead Japanese pop star, who turns her into a fox fairy out of jealousy. Every men who desires Liza shall die horribly. Can she

overcome the curse? That is the question. This film won seven awards including the Best Film 2019 César Awards, 23 nominations – including Silver Lion International Film Festival of Venice, the Best Director. The Troupe which speaks of a handful of travelling actors and a young soldier forced to flee. A young soldier sides with them in the scuffle. After he is forced to flee, the troupe takes him in and together, they rattle in a cart from village to village, on their way to Budapest. It seems like a lucky escape, but little does he know what awaits him. A hanging, seduction, a duel, and love, on and maybe off stage. If he knew, perhaps, just possibly, he would join them anyway. In addition, Think of Me will also be playing. It tells the bizarre tale of a surgeon whose life seems perfect until he learns that he only has a couple of months left to live. Driven by the best intentions, he decides the only way to reduce the suffering of others when he dies is to drive everyone away.

Last but not least, Pappa Pia. The latest Hungarian musical romance which unites the old and young people of a community together they temporarily transform the boathouse into a ruin pub to collect the cash they need to survive. Their hopes are large but their chances are little – but in a romantic comedy such as this, where everyone is a musician and/or in love, then anything at all can happen. And at least that gives us the chance to hear a whole stack of oldies but goodies.

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