Titanic 2016: Here It Comes

One of the biggest film festivals in Hungary soon arrives to town. Titanic International Film Festival opens 7 April with Martin Butler and Bentley Dean’s Tanna and closes with Luca Guadagnino’s A Bigger Splash.

Titanic International Film Festival celebrates its 23rd birthday this year. Cinephiles have the chance to see 42 films categorised in six sections at five venues. As programme director Allan Sørensen puts it: The organisers’ aim is to showcase exciting, new and thought-provoking motion pictures. They also want to give an idea to the Hungarian audience about genres, styles and topics prevailing in contemporary cinema. He hopes everyone finds something to be fond of. Festival director György Horváth hinted the festival would surprise both returning visitors and newcomers.

Although 2016 brings fewer Scandinavian/Nordic films than usual, namely one can see only 5 films related to Nordic countries, the festival’s line-up seems interesting. What is more, the head of the jury is Hrönn Marinósdóttir, who is the festival director at the Reykjavík International Film Festival. The other two members are Hungarian film director Károly Ujj Mészáros, whose first feature film Liza, the Fox-Fairy has won several awards, and Hungarian film director Gábor Reisz, whose debut feature film For Some Inexplicable Reason turned out to be a huge success both in Hungary and abroad.

We can’t wait to see Aslaug Holm’s Brothers (Norway), Radu Muntean’s One Floor Below (Romania, France, Sweden, Germany), Nicole Nielsen Horanyi’s Motley’s Law (Denmark, Afghanistan, USA), Daina Oniunas-Pusić’s The Beast (Croatia, Finland) and Rúnar Rúnarsson’s Sparrows (Iceland, Denmark, Croatia). See you there!


Barbara Majsa

Barbara is a journalist, editor and film critic. She usually does interviews with film-makers, artists, designers, and writes about cinema, design and books.