The Apollo Cinema in Debrecen is participating in the 6th European Art Cinema Day on Sunday 14th of November 2021. The event byline is “Europe goes to the movies again!”, and is being held for the sixth time.
Art cinema and European film fans can enjoy the European Art Cinema Day across Hungary, which will take place in over 700 art cinemas in 38 countries. The transnational international event is organised by the International Confederation of Art Cinemas (CICAE) and Europa Cinemas to raise awareness of the diversity of European cinema and the importance of art cinema as a cultural and community space.
On this day, participating cinemas (including Debrecen’s Apollo Cinema), and another 24 arthouse cinemas across Hungary, will premiere festival-winning films. The domestic line-up includes exciting new European and domestic films from Cannes, Berlin, and Venice, ranging from dramas, thrillers, and romantic sci-fi comedies to restored Hungarian classics in a wide variety of genres, which will be screened weeks or months before their national premiere at the European Art Cinema Day.
Let’s meet on 14th November and celebrate European cinema together again! (Apollo program is below the video)
1:30 p.m. – Mihály Kertész Hall (Kertész Mihály-terem)
I am your man (before the premiere)
Hungarian subtitled German romantic sci-fi comedy, 2021, 105 min (12)
Distributed by Cirko Film
Opening date: 30th December 2021.
Berlinale 2021 – Silver Bear for Best Actor, Golden Bear nomination,
German Film Award (Best Actress, Best Director, Best Screenplay)
Cinefest 2021 – Best Film nomination
English subtitled trailer:
3:30 p.m. – Mihály Kertész Hall
The Adoption (before the premiere)
Hungarian subtitled Italian drama, 2020, 96 min (12)
Opening date: 25th December.
Venice Film Festival 2020 – Competition program,
Warsaw International Film Festival – Audience Award,
Valladolid International Film Festival – Audience Award
Hungarian subtitled trailer:
5:30 p.m. – Mihály Kertész Hall
Kourt Mihai Mihály – Kater Mihály Theatre – Kater Mihály cinema (before the premiere)
Hungarian film drama, 123 min, 2020 (16)
Written and directed by Nándor Lőrincz, Bálint Nagy
Starring Balázs Bodolai, Gabriella Hámori, Iván Fenyő, Juli Jakab, Alexandra Borbély, Tibor Gáspár
Distributed by Budapest Film
Opening date: 16th December.
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival Competition program,
Timisoara International Film Festival – Best Film
Riviera International Film Festival – Grand Jury Prize
The film follows the aftermath of a sexual assault in the lives of a broken couple.
To the best of my knowledge, the main characters are Nóra and Dénes (Gabriella Hámori and Balázs Bodolai), a young couple preparing for the birth of their first child when she is sexually assaulted one night. The incident turns their lives upside down, and as Nóra is the only witness to the assault, the devastated husband tries to find out exactly what happened that night.
8:00 p.m. Mihály Kertész Hall
Anette (before the premiere)
Hungarian subtitled French-American-Mexican musical drama, 139 min, 2021
Director: Leos Carax
Starring Adam Driver, Marion Cotillard, Simon Helberg
Cannes 2021 -New Feature, Best Director, Best Score
Tickets for the program will be available from 30th October 2021 at the cinema’s current seat prices on the website and in person at the cinema box office!