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BIBLIOTHÈQUE PASCAL

Hungary / Germany / UK, 2010 (MIFF 2010, International Panorama)

Director: Szabolcs Hajdu

“Spins a dark fairytale, riffing on various storytelling traditions from circus puppet shows to great literature.” - Screen International

An original and outlandish trip into a surreal and kinky world that Terry Gilliam would be proud to call his own, Bibliothèque Pascal delves into the imagination of its heroine Mona, as she recounts a story of being sold into the illegal sex-trade.

Following Mona as she becomes a cast member of the Bibliothèque Pascal, a high-class sex club, this darkly fantastical tale sees Hungarian filmmaker Szabolcs Hajdu let his imagination and fantasy run riot.

“The work of an imaginative film-maker with ambition and chutzpah, an original that will win admirers and detractors in equal measure.” - Screen International

D/S Szabolcs Hajdu P Iván Angelusz, Gábor Kovács, András Hámori WS Magyar Filmunio L Hungarian, Romanian, English w/English subtitles TD 35mm/2010

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