20/08/2013 13:29

Magnificent “Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen” opens Cinema City

This year’s International Film Festival CINEMA CITY will screen over 130 films in eleven selections. The festival will be held from August 26 to September 1.

Hungarian film
Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen, directed by György Pàlfi, will officially open the sixth Cinema City on Monday, August 26, at 20:00 hours in Arena Cineplex film theatre. The film was screened at the Cannes film festival, where it managed to unite the opinions of critics and audience, who all agreed that it is an extraordinary achievement. This is the first feature film comprised solely of the scenes from other films, namely the greatest achievements in the history of film. Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen is comprised of 450 scenes from film classics, and is the most peculiar response from the director and his criticism of the Hungarian government for lack of financial and any other support for artists and filmmakers. Hungarian director György Pàlfi needed three years to complete this film in which thousands of European and Hollywood stars “act” together. In essence, this is a perfect love story about a perfect man and a perfect woman. And what are the traits of the perfect man?

He is charming, like Marcello Mastroianni in “La Dolce Vita”, but strong as Brat Pitt in “Fight Club”. He resembles a boy, like DiCaprio in “Titanic”, or more like Alain Delon in “Rocco and His Brothers” only a bit taller, like Belmondo. Disarming like Clark Gable and sometimes melancholic like Tony Leung in “In the Mood for Love”. He is determined like Sean Connery and Daniel Craig in “James Bond”, but unpredictable and eccentric as Latinovitz in “Sinbad”. He is somewhat peculiar, like Chaplin in “Modern Times”, but enigmatic and terrible as Gary Oldman in “Dracula”. And, of course, funny like Woody Allen in “Annie Hall”.

And what about the perfect woman?

She is certainly unpredictable and instinctive like Lollobrigida, but graceful and with manners like Audrey Hepburn. She is like a girl, not unlike Audreu Tautou, but is also cold and distant like Greta Garbo. She is funny and affectionate like Julia Roberts, but her smile resembles Ava Gardner’s. She is divine like Sophia Loren, and it does not hurt is she resembles Monica Bellucci. 

At the same time she is ethereal like Liv Tyler’s elf princess. She knows what she wants, like Sharon Stone, but sometimes she is lost and innocent like Zita Szelecky, and kisses like Kim Novak. This film gives answer to the question – what will happen when He meets Her.

Before the Cinema City festival, the film was also screened at the Los Angeles festival “Everything is Festival”, which was held from August 12 to 21.

The trailer for the film can be seen below.

The entire programme of the festival, including locations and screening schedule can be found at the following link.