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‘Liza, the Fox Fairy’ in Dutch cinemas

LIZA, THE FOX-FAIRY (Liza, a rókatündér) is a surrealistic fairytale with a dark twist by the Hungarian filmmaker Ujj Károly Mészáros (1968)

Ujj Károly Mészáros has made short films with which he has won many awards at more than 30 national and international short film festivals. LIZA, THE FOX FAIRY is his feature film debut and became a big hit in Hungary. In the Netherlands, the film premiered at the Imagine Film Festival in 2015, where it became an audience favourite and won the Silver Méliès Award for Best Film. From 30 June, LIZA, THE FOX-FAIRY is released in 17 Dutch cinemas. Liza is shown together with the short film EDMOND by director Nina Gantz.

About the film
The young nurse Liza takes care of an old widow with a passion for Japan day and night. Liza’s greatest wish is to meet a romantic love on her thirtieth birthday. But lonely and alone, the only contact she has is the ghost of a Japanese pop singer. However, this appears to be a demon that works against her in every possible way in her quest for happiness. When people in Liza’s environment die at every turn, she fears to be a demon herself, a Japanese fox fairy. But detective Zoltán who must follow her, is convinced that Liza is innocent.

LIZA, THE FOX-FAIRY is shown in the following cinemas:
LAB111, Amsterdam
Eye, Amsterdam
De Filmhallen, Amsterdam
Rialto, Amsterdam
Filmtheater Fraterhuis, Zwolle
Louis Hartlooper Complex, Utrecht
Lantaren Venster, Rotterdam
Verkadefabriek, Den Bosch
Filmhuis, Den Haag
Chasse, Breda
Forum, Groningen
Focus, Arnhem
Lumiere, Maastricht
Filmschuur, Haarlem
LUX, Nijmegen
Verkadefabriek, Den Bosch
Natlab/Plaza Futura, Eindhoven



Source and photo: Embassy of Hungary in the Netherlands