The Hungarian Embassy celebrated Children’s Day last 31 May with a film festival for children and youth.
On this occasion, the Embassy of Hungary invites families and children to discover eight classic gems of Hungarian animation and youth films, faithfully restored to high definition, in this edition of „HUFF: Reloaded”, the embassy’s ongoing film festival.
A previous entry of the Film festival, available for viewing until the end of the month is HUFF: History reloaded, with a selection of nine historical films that should cover the interests of movie and history afficionados alike.
The youth films presented now are all household names for most Hungarian families, the animation films especially highlighting the great tradition of Hungarian filmmaking in this genre.
The films of the festival line-up are:
Heroic Times (Daliás idők), 1982, director: József Gémes, writer: János Arany
The reimagining of Arany’s Toldi trilogy in the style of 19th Century romantic paintings, a one of a kind animation film.
That Lovely Green Grass (Égigérő fű), 1979, director: György Palásthy, writer: Éva Janikovszky
A children’s film about the summer vacation of a young boy and his special project to help an old man.
Johnny Corncob (János vitéz), 1973, director: Marcell Jankovics, writer: Sándor Petofi
Animation film based on the popular fairy tale of young man becoming a mighty knight who has to vanquish many foes to meet his love again.
Hi, Junior! (Hahó, öcsi!), 1971, director: György Palásthy, writer: Sándor Török
Children’s film about the magical adventures of young boy, grounded in his home.
Bowler Hat and Red Nose (Keménykalap és krumpliorr), 1978, director: István Bácskai Lauró, writer: István Csukás
Children’s film about the adventures of a group of friends who set out to investigate the mysterious disappereance of the zoo’s monkeys.
Two Peppercorn Steers (Két bors ökröcske), 1954, director: Gyula Macskássy
Short animation film based on a Székely folk tale from Transylvania.
Mattie, the Goose-Boy (Lúdas Matyi), 1977, director: Attila Dargay, writer: Mihály Fazekas
Based on literary classic, the revenge story of a young boy returning as an adult to pay back the local lord for past injustices.
Vuk, 1981, director: Attila Dargay, writer: István Fekete
Attila Dargay’s classic animation film based on István Fekete’s novel about an orphaned young fox and his education by Old Karak, a distant relative.
The Festival is available through its Facebook event page, with links to the films accessible through https://facebook.com/events/s/hungarian-film-festival-youth-/1182944835383588/?ti=cl