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Be it a blockbuster Hollywood superhero action movie, a thought-provoking art film or a light comedy, we all love going to the cinema to relax or catch up with friends. Let us see what does the weekend have in store in the cinemas of Budapest.

Destroyer

Hungarian premier: January 24

With Hungarian subtitles, original English dub: Művész Cinema, Toldi Cinema, Cinema City Allee and Cinema City Aréna

Est.hu praises Nicole Kidman’s thrilling portrayal of Erin Bell in Karyn Kusama’s crime film, along with the hints of LA noir traditions in the directorial work. Kidman portrays an alcoholic, depressed detective who has to make amends with her past when an old job comes back haunting and crashing her life.

Instant Family

Hungarian premier: January 24

Without original English dub, no subtitles: Cinema City Allee, Cinema City Aréna

Pete (Mark Wahlberg) and Ellie (Rose Byrne) set out to foster a teenager, who turns out, has two younger siblings, and a drug addict mother who set their house on fire. San Anders’ family comedy was inspired by real-life events, more exactly by his own family’s story: a couple of years ago, he and his wife decided to foster three children at once.

In order to create a more relatable and life-like story, the director interviewed other families who have done the same thing,

thus creating a family comedy that is not too deep in est.hu’s opinion, but still deeper and concerned with real problems than other films in the genre. The film explores and shows the ups and downs of such family surroundings with honesty and humour.

Another Day of Life

Hungarian premier: January 24

With Hungarian subtitles, original Polish dub: Art+ Cinema, Művész Cinema, Tabán ArtMozi

This multi-national (Belgian, Polish, Hungarian, German, Spanish production) animated biography might be one of the most interesting items on this list, recalling the three-month-long journey that war reporter Ryszard Kapuscinski took across war-ridden Angola with dream-like visuals. In 1975, Kapuscinski, deeply fascinated by lost causes and revolutions, sets out to Angola to report about the civil war taking place there.

The reporter is faced with a serious question: can a war reporter improve war situations or will his presence rather prolong the fighting.

Dogman

Hungarian premier: January 24

With Hungarian subtitles, original Italian dub: Art+ Cinema, Művész Cinema, Pólus Cinema, Puskin Cinema, Tabán ArtMozi, Toldi Cinema and several Cinema Cities (Allee, Aréna, Westend)

Matteo Garrone’s crime tells the story of Marcello (Marcello Fonte), a timid but just dog groomer, who sells drugs as a side job. Marcello gets involved with a violent former boxer, Simone (Edoardo Pesce), who not only keeps the shady, run-down neighbourhood in fear and terror but who drags Marcello into all sorts of trouble. However, Marcello eventually decides to take revenge and regain his dignity that Simone trampled over.

I do not care if we go down in history as barbarians

(original Romanian title: Îmi este indiferent dacă în istorie vom intra ca barbari, Hungarian title: Bánom is én, ha elítél az utókor)

Hungarian premier: January 24

With Hungarian subtitles, original Romanian dub: Puskin Cinema, Toldi Cinema

Young director Mariana (Iona Teodora Iacob) sets out to do a historical drama, featuring the Odessa tragedy, events of 1941, using archive footages, anti-Semite jokes and lots of quotes from Ion Antonescu. The tile of the film actually is a quote from Antonescu, who happens to be Mariana’s favourite politician. Critics say that the film perfectly encapsulates social criticism, the elements of an ambitious art film, but at the same time is hard to digest, as it tackles a shameful spot in Romanian history.

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Source: Daily News Hungary, est.hu

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