2nd Hungarian Film Day in Korea

Date: 12 December - 13 December
Venue:  Seoul, Busan
Seoul, Jung-gu, Myeongdong-gil 14. Noon Squere 8F

The most successful Hungarian documentaries and feature films of recent years are screened in Seoul and Busan, the host city of one of the most important film festivals in Asia. In connection with the film days, running 12-13 December, an exhibition presenting the art of Miksa RÓTH will open at the Hungarian Cultural Institute in Seoul.

The Hungarian Film Day was organized for the first time in 2019 by the newly opened Hungarian Cultural Institue in Seoul, with the intention of creating a tradition, which was also the closing event of the cultural year celebrating the 30th anniversary of the establishment of diplomatic relations between Hungary and South Korea. This year, the finest Hungarian films of recent years will be screened at outstanding - also from a film distribution point of view - locations.
The 2nd Hungarian Film Festival kicks off in a cinema in the busiest pedestrian zone of downtown Seoul. On the second day, the films will be screened in Busan, the host city of Busan International Film Festival, the most important centre of Korean cinema fans and film distributors.

The audience will be shown 5 Hungarian cinematic works: 'Those Who Remained' by Barnabás Tóth- a major success at last year's Busan International Film Festival - 'Budapest Noir' by Éva Gárdos, 'White God' by Kornél Mundruczó, and 'Gloomy Sunday', a Hungarian-German coproduction directed by Rolf Schübel. The last screening will be a documentary titled 'The Glass Painter - The Art of Miksa Róth'. In connection with the documentary, an exhibition presenting Miksa Róth's Art Nouveau works will open in the Hungarian Cultural Institute in Seoul, bearing the title 'Colored Sunlight'.

The Hungarian Cultural Institute was opened in the heart of Seoul in 2019 by Péter Szijjártó, Hungarian Minister of Foreign Affairs and Trade. Since then, the Institute has organized several film screening events. In September the Korean audience enjoyed Hungarian movies on the occasion of a Budapest-themed film week. Moreover, the Hungarian Cultural Institute participated in the EUNIC Film Festival and promoted Hungarian films under the banner of the Hungarian Film Day. With the 2nd Hungarian Film Day, we also celebrate the 1st anniversary of the opening of the Hungarian Cultural Institute.

The event was held according to the Korean government's operative Covid 19 regulations.