The Little Europe Festival was happy to welcome several guests who belong among the most interesting film-makers of the present day Europe.
DIRECTOR AND GUEST FOR THE FILM AMATEURS
Iwona Siekierzyńska (*1967)
Iwona Siekierzyńska is a Polish film director and screenwriter. In 1996, her short film Pańcia was nominated for a student Oscar. In 2000, she received the Cinéfondation scholarship from the Cannes Film Festival. The film Amateurs won the Golden Goblet for Best Film at the Shanghai International Film Festival or the prize for Best Screenplay at the film festival in Koszalin.
CO-AUTHOR OF THE SCRIPT AND GUEST FOR THE FILM AMATEURS
Waleria Siekierzyńska (*1995)
Waleria Siekierzyńska is a Polish film artist. Among others, she cooperated on the script of the film Amateurs.
DIRECTOR AND GUEST FOR THE FILM POPPY FIELDS
Eugen Jebeleanu (*1989)
Eugen Jebeleanu is a Romanian film and theatre actor and director. In 2007, he moved to Bucharest to play his first role in the TV series Cu un pas înainte. He graduated from the Acting Department of National University of Theatrical Arts and Cinematography and also from various acting schools in London and Paris. He often worked with Radu Afrim. Together with Michael Verburgh, he founded two private theatre companies in Paris.
ACTRESS AND GUEST FOR THE FILM THE BALLAD OF PIARGY
Judit Pecháček (*1988)
Judit Pecháček is an actress. She performs mainly on stage, appearing at the Andrej Bagar Theatre and the Jókai Theatre, and she has also been a guest at the Slovak National Theatre. In 2011, she made her feature film debut in Dom – for this film, she won the Blue Angel Award for Best Actress at the 2011 Art Film Festival, followed by the Igric Award, and finally the prestigious The Sun in a Net Award and the Student Jury Award at the 18th International Titanic Film Festival in Budapest.
CONCERT 26 APRIL 22:30
Guszti Balogh is a singer, guitarist and prominent representative of innovative world music, urban and authentic gypsy music. He grew up in a small village in the Szabolcs county where music and dance surrounded him every day. His talent was not hidden for long, at the age of 6, he was already singing and playing guitar regularly. From a young age, he was exposed to all kind of music and enjoyed listening to folk music, flamenco, Latino music, Balkan music, pop and rock.
PERCUSSIONIST, DANCER CONCERT 26 APRIL 22:30
Brájen Balogh has been actively playing music since the age of 3, and since the age of 4, he has performed with the internationally renowned Hungarian band called Romengo. He used to be a pupil of the well-known percussionist Kornél Mogyoró and at the moment, he is a pupil of Gergő Tar. According to his teacher, he is the most talented percussionist of his age and the young generation. His virtuosic, but clean rhythm playing and dancing have impressed audiences at many concert venues.