Thursday Cinema
Eldorádó [The Midas Touch]

Salt Beyoğlu

November 15, 2018 19.00

Eldorado 1988 <i>Eldorádó</i> [Altın Şehir] (1988) filminden bir kare
İstanbul'daki Macar Kültür Merkezi'nin izniyle
Still from Eldorádó [The Midas Touch] (1988)
Courtesy Hungarian Cultural Centre in Istanbul
Walk-in Cinema

Eldorádó [The Midas Touch] (1988)
Director: Géza Bereményi
104 minutes
Hungarian; Turkish and English subtitles

Set in Budapest on the eve of the Soviet invasion in 1956, Eldorádó [The Midas Touch] centers on Sándor, a local merchant known as the king of the market for his transcendent ability to transform anything he touches into gold. Head of this underground circulation in the city, and navigating the turmoil of the time, Sándor’s power is questioned when he realizes that money cannot purchase life.

A drama about existence in Budapest following World War II, the film contains archive footage from the revolution, and was mainly filmed in the Teleki Square marketplace in the eighth district of the city. For his directorial work, Bereményi was nominated for the Golden Lion at the Venice Film Festival in 1988, and was awarded European Director of the Year at the European Film Awards the following year.

As part of Thursday Cinema supported by Garanti Mortgage, this screening is organized in cooperation with the Hungarian Cultural Centre in Istanbul. Program is free. Reservations are not accepted.