Get a glimpse into the culture and history of Hungary through these four films

By Kristine Azurin

To bring Hungarian culture and art through the medium of film closer to home, the Embassy of Hungary together with Shangri-La Plaza is holding the first-ever Hungarian Film Festival (HUFF) in the Philippines. They’ll be featuring four critically-acclaimed films that have never been screened here. Held at Shang Cineplex inside Mandaluyong’s Shangri-La Plaza, on Dec. 1 and 2, admission is free for all. Seating will be first come-first-serve basis so better come early! Ticket booth will be open 30 minutes before screening. 

Son of Saul (2015)

Based on a true story from WWII, Son of Saul by director László Nemes is about the journey of Saul Ausländer (played by Géza Röhrig), a Jewish worker at the Auschwitz concentration camp, in finding a rabbi who can give a proper burial to the body of a dead boy that he found.

Strangled/ A Martfűi rém (2016)

Based on real-life events, Strangled thriller film by director Arpad Sopsits, about a murderer on the loose; a young man falsely accused of doing said murders and a determined detective who works gracefully under the pressure of prosecutors.

Paw/ Mancs (2015)

Inspired by true events, Paw by director Robert-Adrian Pejo is about the rescue tandem of Zoli, a tram engineer, and his dog, as they overcome obstacles that lead them to international fame, success and fulfillment.

Kincsem – Bet on Revenge (2017) 

Based on the true story of a legendary race horse, Kincsem by director Gabor Herendi is about the owner of a brilliant race horse named Kincsem, who carries out his revenge to his father’s murderer.

Check out the schedule below:


The inaugural Hungarian Film Festival (HUFF) will be held on Dec. 1 & 2, 2017 at Shangri-La Plaza, Edsa corner Shaw Boulevard. Admission is free. 

Photo from Paw/Robert-Adrian Pejo

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