Wiesbaden’s GoEast Film Festival kicks off today, celebrating its 10th anniversary.
The festival lines up seven Hungarian films, including József Pacskovszky’s and Roland Vranik’s recent features in competition.
The movies are in lime-light from April 21st to 28th at Wiesbaden, the biggest city of the Rhineland: GoEast!, the most prestigious German festival of Central and Eastern European film, celebrates its 10th anniversary.
The program of the jubilee festival includes seven Hungarian movies supported by the Motion Picture Public Foundation (MMKA).
József Pacskovszky’s The Days of Desire and Roland Vranik’s Transmission will be competing for the Golden Lily Award. József Berger Hungarian producer is one of the International Jury members, who will decide the winner of the main award, endowed with 10 000 Euros. The audience of the Wiesbaden fest gets a chance to meet both Hungarian directors, as József Pacskovszky and Roland Vranik will both attend the screenings personally.
Árpád Sopsits’ recent work, The Seventh Circle will be screened in the "Signature" selection, while Krisztina Goda’s Chameleon was invited to participate in the "Highlights" section presenting local hits of the Eastern European cinema.
Lili Horváth’s German-Hungarian coproduction, Sunstroke will enrich GoEast!’s special program.
The "Liberating Laughter – A Short History of Eastern European Film Humour" is the topic of this year’s Symposium, where Péter Bacsó’s legendary film satires, The Witness and The Witness Again will both be screened. The goEast Symposium takes an analytical approach to the cinematic legacy of Central and Eastern Europe, training a spotlight on aspects of a film-historical chapter still to be fully explored.