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31st May, 2018

The Citizen wins grand movie prize

Director Roland Vranik’s movie Az Állampolgár (“The Citizen”) won the grand prize at the Festival Internacional de Cine Político in Buenos Aires, the Hungarian National Film Fund told state news agency MTI on Wednesday.

More than 100 films from 30 countries had been entered at the festival held during May 17-23. This was the first time at the Argentine film festival that a Hungarian film had won the grand prize.

The film is about an African man in his late fifties who lives in Hungary as a refugee, but wants to obtain citizenship. A Hungarian teacher provides him help and in the process they fall in love.

Sources regularly consulted, with abbreviations used in text: Népszabadság (N); Magyar Hírlap (MH); Világgazdaság (VG); Napi Gazdaság (NG); Magyar Nemzet (MN); Népszava (Nsz); Kossuth Rádió news (KR); nightly TV news (TV).

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