Verzio FF: Hungary in New Perspectives

The annual Verzio Film Festival presents documentary films with significant social and political themes that do not receive enough attention in the media. We have teamed up with the festival selectors to pick powerful Hungarian films opening the burning questions of this country which resonate across Europe due to their topicality.

Social inequality is addressed in The Pastor of Mandák House where a local Lutheran pastor brings hope to people living in one of Budapest’s poorest districts. In Ghetto Balboa, maverick trainer and former member of the Budapest mafia Misi protects his students from a problematic future which often awaits the boys in this excluded locality. Therefore, the protagonist Zoli follows his trainer to embark on the career of a professional boxer.

Verzio Film Festival is Hungary’s biggest documentary festival held in November in Budapest with subsequent screenings in other Hungarian cities. The organizers open a debate on human rights for the general public, establishing dialogue between audiences and filmmakers during workshops, master classes and Q&As.

Selected films is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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