PAST EVENT: Washington D.C. Premiere of The Notebook (A Nagy Füzet) with Director János Szász and Leading Actress Piroska Molnár as Special Guests

Publicated on: November 8, 2013

The Embassy of Hungary and the AFI Silver - Theatre and Cultural Center jointly organized the Washington D.C. Premiere of "The Notebook" (A Nagy Füzet/ Le Grand Cahier).
Director János Szász and Leading Actress Piroska Molnár were at the screening as special guests. The Premiere took place on Sunday, November 17, 2013 at 5:30 PM (The Will Call table will open at 4:30 PM) at AFI Silver Theatre and Cultural Center, 8633 Colesville Road, Silver Spring, MD (Tel.: (301)-495-6700).

The Washington D.C. Premiere of "The Notebook" (A Nagy Füzet/ Le Grand Cahier) organized by the Embassy of Hungary in cooperation with AFI Silver - Theatre and Cultural Center was a great success with the Washington audience. The screening was attended by special guests Director János Szász and Leading Actress Piroska Molnár, who both stayed for a Q&A session after the screening.  

The Notebook is the Winner of Grand Prix Crystal Globe of 2013 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival and the Official Selection of Hungary in Best Foreign Language Film Category of the Oscar Award.

From one of Hungary's leading directors, János Szász, comes a fine and intense adaptation of Hungarian-Swiss Agota Kristof's moving novel about the war-time struggle of the Hungarian people. Two twin boys are taken to the countryside by their parents and left with their hostile old granny (Piroska Molnár). Given a blank notebook and told to fill it with their experiences, they quickly learn that the best way to deal with pain and hunger is to desentize themselves to everything. As the Nazis, the Holocaust and then the terrors of peace sweep through the country, the boys must walk the fine line between self-reliance and viciousness. A fine, unblinking observation of the costs of war and the price of survival.

Winner of the Crystal Globe for the Best Film at this year's Karlovy Vary Film Festival, the cinematography, by Michael Haneke's regular cameraman Christian Berger, has also been strongly praised (Note courtesy of Adelaide Film Festival.).

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