THE MAIDEN DANCED TO DEATH, Endre Hules’ directorial debut in competition for Odessa International Film Festival’s Golden Duke. The rapidly expanding new Ukrainian festival’s 3rd edition will be held between 13-21 July in the Black Sea port city.
The Maiden Danced to Death / A halálba táncoltatott leány
Hungary, Canada, Slovenia / 2011
Life is a dance - but you don’t get to choose the music. Steve, a dancer-turned-impresario, returns from Canada to his native Hungary after 20 years. He finds that the Communist regime that expelled him is gone, but his brother, Gyula, hasn’t changed. He still works with the same cash-strapped dance company they started together and is married to Steve’s former sweetheart, Mari. The two men’s rivalry is triggered instantly, but Mari challenges them to revive their last success together, a folk-dance on the ballad, entitled The Maiden Danced to Death. If Gyula can make Steve’s exacting standards, Steve will promote a world tour, breathing new life into the sagging careers of both brothers.
FESTIVAL PALACE 18.07 21:45
FESTIVAL PALACE 18.07 12:30
Gabor Garami producer, Bea Melkvi and Emőke Zsigmond leading actresses will be in attendance for the screenings.