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September Film Guide

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  • Kessler Gretchen

9/9/2020 9:49 AM

Grab the popcorn, the September English-friendly Film Guide is here! From arthouses to multiplexes, see where the best features are playing across Budapest. Special this month: two film festivals! Catch the LGBTQ-supportive Humen Festival, and don't miss the Fresh Meat International Film Festival, all screenings with English subtitles.

Humen Festival

1/14

Művész mozi

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The Humen Festival began in 2016 as a film week at the Művész cinema, which aimed to showcase works not screened before in Hungarian theatres, celebrating LGBTQ-themed films, and to form a bridge with the LGBTQ community. The festival has since grown to become an LGBTQ cultural festival, including a variety of theatrical and contemporary dance performances, films and other artistic mediums. This year, the exhibition is entitled Families, and aims to show that LGBTQ couples and rainbow families are an integral part of Hungarian society. Films are shown in a myriad of languages – with Hungarian subtitles – and a full programme can be found online. Films will be shown 8-25 September.

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Friss Hús International Short Film Festival

2/14

Toldi Cinema

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The 2020 Fresh Meat International Short Film Festival is slightly delayed this year, but from 10-16 September you can see the best short films from the past year at the Toldi cinema. All screenings are shown with English subtitles. Check the website for more information.

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Mulan

3/14

115 minutes.
Adventure, family
English, no subtitles
Showing at Allee, Aréna

A young Chinese maiden disguises herself as a male warrior in order to save her father. A live-action feature film based on Disney's Mulan.

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Palm Springs

4/14

90 minutes.
Adventure-comedy
English with Hungarian subtitles
Showing at AlleeCorvin, MűvészPuskin, TabánToldiWestend

When carefree Nyles and reluctant maid of honour Sarah have a chance encounter at a Palm Springs wedding, things get complicated as they are unable to escape the venue, themselves or each other.

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After We Collided

5/14

105 minutes. 
Drama, Romance
English with Hungarian subtitles
Showing at Allee, Aréna, CamponaMammut, Westend

Based on the 2014 romance novel of the same name, this follows the love life of two young adults.

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The New Mutants

6/14

94 minutes. 
Action, Horror, Sci-Fi
English with Hungarian subtitles
Showing at Allee, Westend

Five young mutants, just discovering their abilities while held in a secret facility against their will, fight to escape their past sins and save themselves.

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Tenet

7/14

150 minutes. 
Action, Drama, Thriller
English with Hungarian subtitles
Showing at Allee, Aréna, Campona, Mammut, MűvészPuskinWestend 

Armed with only one word, Tenet, and fighting for the survival of the entire world, a Protagonist journeys through a twilight world of international espionage on a mission that will unfold in something beyond real time. 

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Hope Gap

8/14

100 minutes.
Drama, Romance
English with Hungarian subtitles
Showing at MűvészPuskinTabánToldi

A couple's visit with their son takes a dramatic turn when the father tells him he plans on leaving his mother.

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The Farewell

9/14

100 minutes.
Drama, comedy
English with Hungarian subtitles
Showing at Puskin

Billi moved to New York with her parents as a young child. She herself is much more American, while her parents follow Chinese traditions and her grandmother still lives in China according to age-old values. Cultural differences really come to the fore when the grandmother becomes seriously ill and family members have to decide: tell her the tragic news or hide from her, let her enjoy the last weeks she can spend with the family.

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The Guest of Honour

10/14

104 minutes. 
Drama
English with Hungarian subtitles
Showing at Kino Café MoziPuskin, Toldi

Veronica wants to remain in jail for a sexual assault she knows she's been wrongfully indicted for. She and her father, Jim, find themselves acting out of the bounds of good behaviour as the past haunts them.

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The Burnt Orange Heresy

11/14

99 minutes.
Action thriller
English with Hungarian subtitles
Showing at MűvészPuskin, Toldi 
Hired to steal a rare painting from one of the most enigmatic painters of all time, an ambitious art dealer becomes consumed by his own greed and insecurity as the operation spins out of control.

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The Other Lamb

12/14

97 minutes. 
Horror
English with Hungarian subtitles
Showing at MűvészToldi 

Teenager Selah grew up in a hidden female sect. The leader of the forest commune is the messianic Shepherd, who dominates group members in the spirit of a ritual cult as their protector, teacher and lover. For years, the charismatic leader gathered women around him in a bizarre order: most of them were the man’s wife or daughter. Selah, like the others, blindly loves and believes in the man who pays special attention to this virginal girl. However, on the eve of becoming a woman, she will also become a wife. The girl begins to suffer from dark, bloody nightmares and visions that slowly call into question her faith – and her world falls brutally to pieces.

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Made in Italy

13/14

94 minutes. 
Comedy
English with Hungarian subtitles
Showing at Corvin, Kino Café Mozi, Művész, Puskin, Tabán 

London-based bohemian artist Robert returns to Italy with his son, Jack, to repair the cottage his former wife left them. However, neither expects what a terrible state the house will be in... As father and son set to work, they realise that not only the holiday home but their relationship is in need of renovation. Luckily, their seemingly impossible task is alleviated by locals from the nearby town. Around the house, Robert and Jack are given a chance to transcend their past grievances and find happiness again.

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Sorry We Missed You

14/14

101 minutes. 
Drama
English with Hungarian subtitles
Showing at Puskin

Ricky and his family have been fighting an uphill struggle against debt since the 2008 financial crash. An opportunity to wrestle back some independence appears with a shiny new van and the chance to run a franchise as a self-employed delivery driver. See our interview with lead actress Debbie Honeywood here.

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