• Original title:
    Liza, a rókatündér
  • Genre:
    romance, black comedy
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  • Language:
    Hungarian, Japanese
  • Director:
    Károly Ujj Mészáros
  • Cast:
    Mónika Balsai, David Sakurai, Piroska Molnár
  • Producer:
    István Major


Fox-fairies are evil demons from Japanese folklore, who rob men of their lives. Liza, a 30-year-old nurse, goes in search of love, but her ill-fated admirers all die on their first date. Liza has taken care of Marta, widow of the former Japanese ambassador, for the last 12 years. It’s her birthday, and so Liza goes to a Mekk Burger’s to find romance. While she’s away, Marta gets killed by Liza’s imaginary friend, Tomy Tani, the ghost of a Japanese pop singer from the 1950s. Jealous relatives report Liza to the police for murdering Marta to inherit her apartment. Sergeant Zoltan is put on the case. The policeman rents a room from Liza so he can keep a closer eye on his suspect. Zoltan secretly repairs a stack of faulty fittings, very nearly gets killed in the process, and falls slowly in love with Liza. Liza gains confidence and begins to look better when she takes tips from a women’s magazine, but all her dating efforts end in fatal accidents orchestrated by Tomy Tani. Liza is convinced that she has become a fox-fairy,a deadly demon from Japanese folklore. The battle for Liza’s life begins between the mysterious pop singer and Sergeant Zoltan. A peculiar and poignant comedy set in a fictionalized 1970s Hungary with a capitalist system. Liza, The Fox-Fairy is a sarcastic fairy tale for grownups.


2016 Portland International Film Festival - Best New Director Audience Award

2016 Montecarlo Film Festival - Best Actress: Móni Balsai

2015 Cinessonne Film Festival (Festival of European Cinema in Essonne) - Grand Prix

2015 Leeds International Film Festival - Audience Award

2015 Ottawa Cellar Door Film Festival - Audience Award

2015 Lund International Fantastic Film Festival - International Siren Award for Best Feature and Audience Award

2015 Monster of Film (Stockholm) - Audience Award

2015 Austin Fantastic Fest - Audience Award

2015 Seattle International Film Festival - Grand Jury Prize

2015 Porto Alegre Fantaspoa - Best Actress: Móni Balsai

2015 Amsterdam Fantastic Film Festival - Silver Mélies Award

2015 Madrid Nocturna - Best, Best Director, Best Screenplay (ex aequo), Best Peformance, Best Visual Effects (ex aequo)

2015 Brussels BIFFF - 7th Orbit Award, Pegasus Audience Award

2015 Porto FANTASPORTO - Fantasporto Grand Prix and Best Visual Effects Prize

2015 Ottawa Cellar Door Film Festival - Audience Award

2015 Novi Sad Cinema City - Cineuropa Prize