Movie Guide – Day 9 (Saturday, 9 September 2023)
Today, the winners of the festival will be revealed, and the closing film of CineFest, the Cannes Film Festival’s Palme d’Or winner, Anatomy of a Fall is screened. The day will also be a chance to catch up on several masterpieces that may have been missed in the past, making for a truly intense day.
All the Beauty and the Bloodshed is a powerful, emotional, multi-layered story about internationally acclaimed artist and activist Nan Goldin. The film, screened in the CineDocs Competition program, uses Goldin’s photographs, interviews, groundbreaking work and rare archival footage to tell the story of the activist’s fight to hold the pharmaceutical giant Sackler family accountable for the opioid crisis. Laura Poitras, the Oscar-winning director of Citizenfour, won the Golden Lion at the Venice International Film Festival for her latest film and was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary.
The last screening of the film at the festival. Tickets for the screening are available for 1.000 HUF and are recommended to be purchased in advance.
Winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes, the world’s most prestigious film festival, Anatomy of a Fall is the closing film of CineFest. In this psychological thriller, Sandra’s (Sandra Hüller – Toni Erdmann) seemingly idyllic life collapses like a house of cards. The successful German writer lives with her French husband and their visually impaired child in a small village in the French Alps. After his sudden death, it is unclear whether it was an accident, suicide or murder. Sandra is therefore at the centre of an extremely stressful investigation and trial. In a film that follows the Hitchcockian tradition, the events are seen from the wife’s point of view, while the viewer is left to question her innocence. Anatomy of a Fall, however, is much more than a crime story: director Justine Triet is primarily interested in marriage and, more fundamentally, in the deepest layers of human relationships.
The festival’s closing film is screening today on two dates, and tickets are already sold out for the one with the awards ceremony. Tickets for the second screening are available for 1.000 HUF and should be bought in advance.
Coming from Cannes’ Un Certain Regard program and included in CineFest’s Competition Program, Iranian Terrestrial Verses follows ordinary people from all aspects of life as they navigate the cultural, religious and institutional constraints imposed on them by various social institutions, from school teachers to bureaucrats. These humorous and touching portraits of life show the spirit and determination of people overcoming adversity.
The last screening of the film at the festival. Tickets for the performance are available for 1.000 HUF and should be purchased in advance.
In 1982, Wim Wenders asked his 16 colleagues in Room 666 how they saw the future of cinema. The intervening forty years have seen many changes in the film industry, most recently with the pandemic once again predicting the death of cinema. The film Room 999, which is part of the CineDocs competition programme, goes back to Wenders’ original question. At the Cannes International Film Festival, cinema’s greatest celebration, director Lubna Playoust asked sixteen of the greatest directors of our time, from David Cronenberg, Asghar Farhadi, Baz Luhrmann, Ruben Östlund, Paolo Sorrentino and Joachim Trier to, of course, Wim Wenders, what they think about the coming decades of cinema.
The last screening of the film at the festival. Tickets are available for 1.000 HUF and should be purchased in advance.
Yorgos Lanthimos’ latest star-packed sensation was shot in Hungary and comes to the Miskolc Competition Program straight from the Venice 2023 Competition Program, which runs in parallel with CineFest. Poor Things tells the incredible story of Bella Baxter (Emma Stone), brought back to life by the genius Dr. Godwin Baxter (Willem Dafoe). With the help of a gruff and debauched lawyer (Mark Ruffalo), Bella escapes from the self-righteous scientist to embark on a magical journey across continents.
The last screening of the film at the festival. Tickets are available for 1.000 HUF and are best purchased in advance.
In the Finnish melancholy romantic comedy Fallen Leaves, the lives of a construction worker and a supermarket worker intersect in a seedy karaoke bar. Aki Kaurismäki, a living legend known for his distinctive directorial style and extremely dry humor, returned to Cannes in his best form in 12 years, winning the Jury Prize. Now his new film is in competition at CineFest.
The last screening of the film at the festival. Tickets for the screening are available for 1.000 HUF and are best purchased in advance.