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Activities - 07/12/2008


Karlovy Vary: BAHRTALO! (GOOD LUCK!) WINS Europa Cinemas Label



Hungarian director Robert Lakatos'BAHRTALO! (GOOD LUCK) has won the Europa Cinemas Label as Best European film at the 43th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, it was announced today by a jury of four Europa Cinemas exhibitors. 

Press release

The Jury issued the following statement about the film :"This is a touchy road movie about two outsiders. The director finds the adapted form for his story, a perfect balance between fiction and reality. This is a really open-minded film."

Synopsis: How to hit the Jackpot? This question is not a simple one to answer for anybody. But it is even harder to solve for the two friends from this film, the "big hat" Gypsy, and his Hungarian body - both of them Transylvanians. Many times they don't succeed, but even if they do, their success don't last long. But they know something not all of us know: how to enjoy life.
In this neorealistic comedy even if the situations are set up by the director, the two main characters are playing themselves, and solving the problems in their own way. In fact the camera follows the adventures of a real friendship in different countries, through different cultures.

BAHRTALO! (Good Luck!) will now receive the support of the Europa Cinemas exhibitors who commit themselves to extend the length of its run on screen and additional promotion across the network.

World sales: Taskovski Films Ltd

This marks the third year that the Europa Cinemas Label is awarded at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival to the Best European film in the main competition programme and in the East of the West section.

The Europa Cinemas jury consisted of: Inci Demirkol (Turkey), exhibitor of Bahceli Büyülü Fener et Büyülü Fener Kültür Merkezi (Ankara) , Frédéric Henry (France), Educational officer of Cinema du Palais (Créteil), Jakabffy B  Samu  (Romania), exhibitor of Cinema Victoria and Libertatea (Cluj-Napoca -Oradea) and Andrzej Puszkiewicz (Poland), exhibitor of  Gdanskie Centrum Filmowe (Gdansk)

The Europa Cinemas Label is also awarded in the framework of three other major European events:
Directors´ Fortnight - Cannes, Giornate Degli Autori - Venice, Panorama - Berlin.


Berlin (Panorama): REVANCHE  by Götz Spielmann  (Austria)
Cannes (Directors' Fortnight): ELDORADO  by Bouli Lanners (Belgium)

For more information about the Label, please contact
Fatima Djoumer: