#InTheLoop | Tune In (or Log On) to Films from Hungary, Mexico + Romania
BY QEDC It's In Queens
Cinemas are closed, but the Double Feature concept is alive and kicking.
The Museum of the Moving Image has partnered with Art House film distributors to stream new blockbusters from Friday, Jan. 22, until Monday, Feb. 8.
Identifying Features uses Magical Realism to build suspense as Magdalena searches for her son, Jesús, who left Guanajuato for the United States. The middle-aged mother embarks on an ever-expanding — and increasingly dangerous — journey at the same time that a young man, Miguel, returns to Mexico after being deported from the U.S.
In Spanish with English subtitles, this 94-minute Kino Lorber release (directed by Fernanda Valadez) won the Gotham Award for Best International Film and the Audience Award and Best Screenplay at the Sundance Film Festival.
Preparations to Be Together for an Unknown Period of Time goes into the psyche of a neurosurgeon who returns to Budapest after 20 years in the U.S. In her mind, she met a male doctor at a conference in New Jersey, and they agreed to a romantic date in their home country. He doesn’t show up, so she tracks him down — only to discover that the bewildered man has no memory of her. Let the mind games begin.
In Hungarian with English subtitles, this 95-minute Greenwich Entertainment release (directed by Lili Horvát) is Hungary’s Oscar entry for Best International Feature Film.
With the same payment structure, MoMI started streaming Acasă, My Home on Jan. 15 .(It’ll run until Jan. 31.) In Romanian with English subtitles, this 86-minute Kino Lorber/Zeitgeist Films release (directed by Radu Ciorniciuc) brings viewers into the life of an 11-member Romanian family that’s being displaced from their home in a Bucharest park so it can be transformed into a biodiversity habitat. It won a Special Jury Prize for Cinematography at Sundance.