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Jul 01, 2019

Three Hungarian films win awards at 48th Luguskie Film Festival

Árpád Bogdán’s feature Genesis won the Golden Grape award, Ágota Varga’s The Prison Chaplain won silver, and Schwechtje Mihály’s Hide and Seek won bronze.

Three Hungarian films have been awarded at the 48th Luguskie Film Festival this weekend in Labów, Poland.

Árpád Bogdán’s feature Genesis won the Golden Grape award. Using Biblical parallels, the film captures anti-Roma crimes in harrowing detail. Sponsored by the Hungarian National Film Fund, the movie was presented at the Berlin Biennale in 2018, before launching in cinemas across Europe.

Ágota Varga’s The Prison Chaplain won the Silver Grape award. Supported by the Hungarian Media Mecenas Program, the movie revolves around the everyday life of a devoted prison chaplain, Lajos Butsy.

Schwechtje Mihály’s Hide and Seek won the Bronze Grape. The short film explores the tragic fate of a group of young children who were kidnapped from their impoverished families by a group of human traffickers.

Photo credit: Magyar Nemzeti Filmalap