Budapest (MTI) – The Francophone Film Days and Festival will offer nearly 50 programmes connected to the French language and culture in twelve Hungarian cities from Match 1 to April 1, organisers said on Monday.
During the 7th Francophone Film Days, lasting from March 1 to 10, altogether 29 feature films and two collections of short films will be screened in the French Institute and various cinemas in Budapest, Eric Fournier, the French Ambassador to Hungary, told a presser. The festival will also feature a variety of classical, jazz and other music events and theatre performances, with a special focus on Canadian art to honour the 150th anniversary of that country’s foundation, he said.
The foreign ministry co-funded the event with six million forints (EUR 19,500), Levente Magyar, the ministry’s official in charge of francophone affairs, said.
He stressed that French language and culture is increasingly popular in Hungary, with French being the third most important language for learners.