Cleveland International Film Festival } March 22 – April 1, 2023 } Playhouse Square

Liza the Fox-Fairy
(Liza A Rókatündér)

Year: 2015
Country: HUNGARY
Run Time: 98 minutes

Liza the Fox-Fairy
Liza the Fox-Fairy
Liza the Fox-Fairy

All Liza wants is to find the man of her dreams in a burger shop—just like she read would happen in her favorite romance novel. A 30-year-old home-care nurse for a hawkish bedridden woman in Hungary, the mousy Liza has spent her life largely in solitude except for her one and only friend: the ghost of a dead Japanese pop star named Tomy Tani. When she finally travels out to the local diner in hopes of meeting the suitor of her dreams, Tomy’s jealousy spawns a sinister sabotage plan. Through director Károly Ujj Mészáros’s bold, vibrant world, Liza navigates the normal clumsiness of romance with a hilariously off-beat menagerie of curious men. Except normal for Liza means anyone who shows her a spark of desire drops dead. As she begins to discover she’s been turned into a fox-fairy, the peculiar trail of brutal deaths inexplicably surrounding her puts her in the middle of a police investigation led by the increasingly smitten Sergeant Zoltan. Can he crack the case of Liza’s curse in this dark comedy, or will her every Prince Charming meet a bloody demise in LIZA THE FOX-FAIRY? (In Hungarian and Japanese with subtitles) –N.D.

CIFF40 Screenings

Saturday, April 09, 2016 at 12:00 PM

Sunday, April 10, 2016 at 7:15 PM

New Direction Competition

Károly Ujj Mészáros

Károly Ujj Mészáros is a Hungarian writer and director who holds a degree in Economics. He has directed tenshort films over the last decade. He has also shot over 200 commercials and created a theater play.


István Major

Bálint Hegedüs, Károly Ujj Mészáros

Péter Szatmári

Judit Czakó

Principal Cast
Mónika Balsai, Szabolcs Bede-Fazekas, David Sakurai, Piroska Molnár, Zoltán Schmied

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