During the Eastern Neighbours Film Festival, the Hungarian film TITITA (Tamas Almasi, 2015) had a tremendous response from the audience. The film was screened at two Dutch cinemas, at cinema La Notte in Rotterdam and at the Filmhuis in The Hague. Both screenings were attended by protagonist Anti Kuru and director Tamas Almasi.
Eastern Neighbours Film Festival focuses on ‘Fringes of Society’ with Hungarian film TITITÁ
During the Eastern Neighbours Film Festival, the Hungarian film TITITÁ (Tamás Almási, 2015) had a tremendous response from the audience. The film was screened at two Dutch cinemas, at cinema La Notte in Rotterdam and at the Filmhuis in The Hague. Both screenings were attended by protagonist Anti Kuru and director Tamás Almási.
Prior to the screening at the Filmhuis in The Hague on Saturday 12 November, Tamás Almási and Anti Kuru participated in a debate, entitled ‘On the Fringes of Society’ discussing several documentaries that were presented during the ENFF and mainly deal with Roma children and what kind of possibilities they have, or lack, to go to school.
TITITÁ is a story about the chance for a better life of Anti, a young Roma boy with great musical talent who loves to play his guitar. He has the chance to leave a slum in a remote corner of Hungary and travels to the Snétberger Music Talent Center, where he has been selected for his talent, alongside sixty other Roma youngsters.
After the TITITÁ screenings during the ENFF, protagonist Anti and director Tamás Almási engaged in a discussion with the audience. It was pointed out that thanks to the music camp which Anti attended two summers in a row, he is now in the second year of his bachelor studies in guitar, at a conservatory in Hungary.
About the ENFF
The ENFF presents the best recent films from East, East Central and South East Europe, mainly countries that are not yet members of the EU. The film program includes feature films, documentaries, short films and animations. Most of the selected films are Dutch premieres. The presence of prominent guests, actors, directors, producers and their direct communication with the audience makes the ENFF a unique festival.
The 2016 edition of the ENFF was supported by the Embassy of Hungary.
Source: Embassy of Hungary in the Netherlands