Below is information regarding the 2016 St. Louis International Film Festival. The 2017 festival will take place Nov. 2-12, 2017. Submissions are now open.

Liza the Fox-Fairy

Liza, a rókatündér

Schedule

Friday, Nov. 11 at 6:30pm
Saturday, Nov. 12 at 4:30pm

In the fantastical “Liza the Fox-Fairy,” all its title character wants is to find the man of her dreams in a burger shop, just as her favorite romance novel promises. A 30-year-old home-care nurse for a bedridden woman, the mousy Liza has spent her life largely in solitude. Her only friend, in fact, is the ghost of dead Japanese pop star Tomy Tani. When Liza finally visits the local diner in hopes of meeting the suitor of her dreams, Tomy turns jealous and hatches a sinister sabotage plan. As Liza looks for romance with a hilariously offbeat menagerie of curious men, Tomy’s malevolent spirit thwarts any possibility of love: Suitors who display even a hint of desire for Liza immediately drop dead. To dissuade Liza from any further pursuit of love, Tomy suggests that she’s actually a man-baiting and murderous fox-fairy of Japanese legend. Gullible Liza is inclined to believe him. A final complication: The peculiar trail of brutal deaths associated with Liza also prompts a police investigation led by an increasingly smitten Sgt. Zoltan. Can he crack the case of Liza’s curse? Or is this would-be Prince Charming also fated to meet a bloody demise? Variety calls the film “an ‘Amelie’-like tale of whimsical wonder tinged with a bit more black comedy.”

2015
98 min.
Hungarian

Directed by

Károly Ujj Mészáros

Country

Hungary

Film Category

Eastern European Focus International Spotlight

Subject

Supernatural

Genre

Comedy Love Story

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