Hungarian filmmaker Éva Gárdos’s directorial debut was An American Rhapsody, starring a young Scarlett Johansson.
The film was based on the true life events of Gárdos’s family escaping from Hungary in the 1950’s. Her latest work is Budapest Noir, another period film based on Vilmos Kondor’s 2008 novel.
Set in 1930s Budapest, the thriller follows Zsigmond Gordon, a determined reporter. Navigating political intrigue, he tries to unravel a prostitute’s unsolved murder.
Milos Stehlik, WBEZ film contributor and director at Facets, chats with Gárdos about her new movie. She will attend the screening of Budapest Noir on Oct. 17-18 at the Chicago International Film Festival.