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UK Jewish Film in Glasgow – Budapest Noir – 2.45pm
10th February 2019
The Manchester Opening Night Gala film at the 2018 UK Jewish Film Festival, Budapest Noir is a sleek and gritty glimpse into Hungarian urban life on the eve of the Second World War and a beautiful homage to the golden era of cinema.
Director Éva Gárdos revisits film noir classics such as Chinatown in this stylish reimagining of Budapest in 1936, shortly before Hungary turned fascist. Investigating the mysterious death of a Jewish woman, charismatic reporter Zsigmond dives into the capital’s underworld. In its brothels and boxing rings and amidst corrupted politicians and gangsters, he finds a city on the verge of eruption.