VANCOUVER PREMIERE! ► A lonely-hearts Budapest nurse who loves all things Japanese begins to worry that she might be a fox-fairy, a soul-sucking Japanese demon, in Károly Ujj Mészáros’s sumptuous, inventive fantasy, winner of the Best New Director prize at this year’s Seattle festival. The film is set in a fictionalized 1970s Hungary, where Liza (Mónika Balsai) cares for the wife of the Japanese ambassador. Her only friend is Tomy Tani, the ghost of a dead Japanese pop singer. Liza’s bad luck with men takes a deadly turn when all her suitors start dying in freak accidents! “Blending Japanese folklore with Amélie-inspired artistic direction, this dark fairytale delivers touches of whimsy and a large helping of Hungarian intensity and humour” (Seattle I.F.F.).
"Károly Ujj Mészáros has created something very special here, a combination of sweet and sour, flashy and dreary, gross and sexy, intimate and spectacular. The end result is very addictive and very impressive."Twitch | full review