“Europe goes to the movies again!” – For the eighth time, art cinema and European film fans are invited to the European Art Cinema Day, which will take place on Sunday 12 November in hundreds of art cinemas in 38 countries. Launched by the International Confederation of Art Cinemas (CICAE) and the Europa Cinemas network, this transnational event aims to raise awareness of the importance of art cinemas as cultural and community spaces and of the diversity of European cinema.
On this day, the cinemas participating in the program will be hosting a premiere screening of festival award-winning films. This year’s line-up includes exciting new European co-productions, from the Palme d’Or winner in Cannes to the Palme d’Or-winning dramas in Berlin and Venice, Spanish comedies and Danish family animation, as well as two new Hungarian films.
The national cinemas that have joined the program will select a selection of these to screen on 12 November, giving viewers the chance to be the first to see the selected films at the European Art Cinema Day screenings, weeks or months before their national premieres.
The national program is organized by Art-Cinema Association with the support of the National Cultural Fund and the Hungarian Academy of Arts.
Program of the Apollo Cinema in Debrecen:
12 November 14:00
Finnish film drama, 86 min, 2023
Director and screenwriter: Aki Kaurismäki
12 November 16:00
German drama, 147 min, 2022 (12)
Director: Ilker Çatak
Germany’s official Oscar nominee 2024, German Film Award 2023: Best Film, Director, Actress, Screenplay and Editing, Berlin International Film Festival 2023: Panorama Competition Program, Label Europa Cinemas and C.I.C.A.E. Award
12 November at 18:45
I DON’T DIE
Hungarian documentary, 92 min, 2023
Director: Dér Asia
12 November 20:30
Slovak, Hungarian, Czech film drama, 88 min, 2023
Director: Prikler Mátyás
Venue: Soós Imre Hall (all screenings)