"The scent of happiness filled the Mekk Burger Restaurant." (From the film)


SUMMARY

A delightful fairytale with a lot of dying in it.

Liza is a beautiful, naïve and lonely live-in nurse with an imaginary friend who is a Japanese singer. She is waiting for the love of her life, inspired by a cheesy Japanese novel. However, starting with her employer, everyone around her who loves her starts to die one by one. These strange deaths are investigated by a police officer that moves into her house as a tenant. One day, she comes across a fairy tale and starts believing that she is a fox-fairy, a mythical Japanese creature, that unintentionally spells death to all men who fall for her. Will she be able to break the curse with selfless love? Despite its Amelie-like look, this strange debut film is an enchanting, colourful, sexy and bloody fantasy in its unique way. Oh, and not to forget the charming soundtrack!

FESTIVALS

2015 SIFF GRAND JURY PRIZE, FANTASPORTO BEST FILM

ABOUT THE DIRECTOR

Károly Ujj-Mészáros has shot over 200 commercials as well as theatre productions, and has a degree in economics. He has made over ten short features in the last decade that have won numerous prizes in international festivals. Liza, The Fox-Fairy is his first feature film.

CREDITS


  • Director
    KÁROLY UJJ-MÉSZÁROS
  • Screenplay
    KÁROLY UJJ-MÉSZÁROS, BÁLINT HEGEDUS
  • Cinematography
    PÉTER SZATMÁRI
  • Editing
    JUDIZT CZAKÓ
  • Music
    AMBRUS TÖVISHÁZI, DANIEL CSENGERY, EIKO TODA
  • Cast
    MÓNIKA BALSAI, DAVID SAKURAI, PIROSKA MOLNÁR, ZOLTÁN SCHMIED, GÁBOR REVICZKY
  • Producer
    ISTVÁN MAJOR
  • Production Co.
    FILMTEAM
  • Distributor
    MAGYAR FILMUNIÓ, HUNGARIAN NATIONAL FILM FUND,