Opening Night

Antónia Mészáros, head of UNICEF Hungary, opens the 15th Verzió Film Festival

Date: November 6, 7 pm

Location: Trafó - House of Contemporary Arts

This year Antónia Mészáros, head of UNICEF Hungary, will open the festival on the 6th of November at Trafó. The opening film, Nine Month War, is a documentary by László Csuja, and was awarded in Sarajevo.

Antónia Mészáros started her career as a journalist for the Hungarian daily, Népszabadság, worked several years for the BBC in London, and was a presenter and editor for the popular “Este” news program on MTV. From 2011 she worked as an anchor and editor for ATV, on shows such as “Egyenes Beszéd”. She has served as the Executive Director of UNICEF Hungary since 2017. The Hungarian office of UNICEF organizes awareness and educational campaigns for recognizing, respecting and protecting children’s rights.

László Csuja’s first documentary, Nine Month War is a coming-of-age story of a boy from Transcarpathian Ukraine: Jani leaves his family to serve in the Ukrainian army; while his mother misses her son, Jani is looking for independence. Csuja made this documentary parallel with his first fiction film, Blossom Valley, which won the Special Jury Prize of the Sarajevo Film Festival.

Opening Film:

Csuja László Hungary, Qatar 2018 71min Hungarian, Ukrainian, Russian