Liza, the Fox-Fairy

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Hungary | 2015 | 98 minutes | Károly Ujj-Mészáros

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GRAND JURY PRIZE | New Directors Competition. Blending Japanese folklore with Amélie-inspired artistic direction, this dark fairytale follows Liza, a young woman looking for love who may or may not be a fox-fairy, an evil demon who sucks the souls out of the men she meets. 

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This playful, genre-bending black comedy takes place in a fictionalized 1970s Hungary and follows Liza, a bright young nurse who works in a small town sanatorium. She loves all things Japanese and studies the language with Marta, a patient who happened to be married to the consulate of Japan. She even has an imaginary friend -- Tony Tani, a Japanese Frank Sinatra type -- who often appears to Liza, dancing and singing for her. There’s one thing that’s bringing Liza down however, and it’s her bad luck with men. When she also begins seeing an evil shape-shifting Japanese spirit known as a fox-fairy, a demon known to suck the souls of out men, she thinks maybe her bad luck might have something to do with it. Could Liza be a fox-fairy herself? Blending Japanese folklore with Amélie-inspired artistic direction, this dark fairytale delivers touches of whimsy and a large helping of Hungarian intensity and humor.

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

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  • Director: Károly Ujj-Mészáros
  • Principal Cast: Mónika Balsai, David Sakurai, Piroska Molnár, Zoltán Schmied, Gábor Reviczky
  • Premiere Status: North American Premiere
  • Country: Hungary
  • Year: 2015
  • Running Time: 98 minutes
  • Producer: István Major
  • Screenplay: Károly Ujj-Mészáros, Bálint Hegedűs
  • Cinematographers: Péter Szatmári
  • Editors: Judit Czakó
  • Music: Ambrus Tövisházi, Daniel Csengery, Eiko Toda
  • Website: Official Film Website
  • Awards: Fantasporto 2015 (Grand Jury Prize, Best Special Effects)
  • Filmography: Debut Feature Film
  • Language: Hungarian
  • Has Subtitles: Yes
  • Format: DCP
  • International Sales: Hungarian National Film Fund