Hungarian Embassy Hosts Screening of Award-Winning Hungarian Film "Journey Home"

Publicated on: October 5, 2016

On Tuesday, October 4, the Embassy of Hungary hosted a screening of the film "Journey Home” (Hazatérés) in commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight. The first of five movies to be screened as part of the Embassy’s October Film Festival, co-director Eszti Pigniczky was in attendance and answered questions from audience members following the screening.

On Tuesday, October 4, Ambassador Dr. Réka Szemerkényi hosted a screening of the movie "Journey Home” (2006) as part of the Embassy’s Film Festival. The recipient of multiple awards including the Best Investigative Film Award at the Film.Dok Festival in 2007, "Journey Home" tells the story of the Revolutionaries through the eyes of children Réka and her sister Eszti as they learn more about their father’s role in the 1956 Revolution. The story unfolds as the women take their father's ashes from the U.S. to Hungary to fulfill his dying wish – to be buried in his native land he fled from after 1956.

In attendance for the screening was co-director Eszti Pigniczky, who was introduced by the Ambassador and answered questions from audience members. Guests also had the opportunity to taste a selection of Hungarian wines and cheese.

As part of the our Festival of Film, the Embassy of Hungary will host four similar screenings throughout the months of October and November. For more information, please click HERE.

To learn more about the Embassy of Hungary’s official program of events in commemoration of the 60th Anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution and Freedom Fight, please click HERE.