Sat Mar 4, 2017 – 7:30 pm | Hendricks Arts Center
Directed by Atilla Szasz
Hungary | 1hr. 27 minutes | 2016
The story of three women – a high profile courtesan, her housekeeper and their new maid – living in Budapest of 1910s, whose passionate, bizarre and complex relationship can only lead to one thing: murder.
Hungarian writer-director Attila Szász graduated at the University of Theatre and Film Arts in Budapest in 1996. He worked as a film critic, edited film trailers, even founded his own distribution company. In 2002 he was assigned as editor-in-chief of VOX, Hungary’s biggest movie magazine. A year later he directed his fist commercial. In 2002 he quit journalism and started directing full time. He has directed over 150 commercials in many countries.
In 2004 he wrote and directed his first short film, the 30-minute long NOW YOU SEE ME, NOW YOU DON’T which was selected to screen at over 100 film festivals in 34 countries winning 19 awards. His TV Movie THE AMBASSADOR TO BERN was released in 2014. The political thriller based on a true story of the 1958 attack against the Hungarian embassy in Bern instantly became one of the most critically acclaimed Hungarian films of the last few years. It was selected to screen at over 30 film festivals and won 9 awards. His first feature, the period mystery drama DEMIMONDE was completed in 2015 July and premiered at the Montreal World Film Festival in September and went on to win over 11 awards so far.