Date: November 9, 2021 7PM
Venue: Trafó House of Contemporary Art, Budapest IX, Liliom u. 41
Opening speech: Dénes Nagy, film director (Natural Light), winner of the Silver Bear for Best Director at Berlinale 2021
Opening film: DIVAS – Hungarian premiere
directed by Máté Kőrösi, Hungary, 2021, 79 min, with English subtitles
co-produced by Makabor Studio and HBO Europe
The film focuses on Szani, Tina and Emese, or “the Divas”, as they call themselves. Three twenty-year-old girls who talk about make-up, clothes and profile pictures for hours. Despite these superficial topics, however, they all strive to leave behind their troubled pasts, to graduate from high school and to start their adult lives. This is when Máté, the young director, comes into picture. He follows them with his camera until their graduation, hoping to find out what is hidden behind the perfect make-up, only to realize it is time he grew up as well.
The screening is followed by a discussion with the filmmakers, moderated by Dorka Gyárfás.
The evening will end with a reception at Trafó’s café to the “The Kids Ain’t Alright” set of the International Love Affair dj’s, Fonetik and Matek (eclectic, free style).
Tickets for the Opening Night in Trafó are available online here, and at Trafó’s cashier desk.
The Festival Pass is not valid for the Opening Night.