From the director and the producers of the internationally acclaimed WHITE PALMS (selected for the Cannes’ Quinzaine des Realisateurs and the Los Angeles AFI Film Festival, winner of the the Grand Prize at the Hungarian Film Festival and subsequently invited to the Munich, Pusan, Thessaloniki, Toronto and Warsaw International Film Festivals), BIBLIOTHÈQUE PASCAL is a journey of both the mind and the body.
Young and beautiful Mona, scraping a scant living for herself and her little daughter, is duped into accompanying her father as he travels from Transylvania to Germany for life-saving surgery. Leaving her daughter with a reluctant aunt, Mona sets off on a journey that will take her to the shadowy world of sexual slavery, to Bibliothèque Pascal - a debauched brothel where prostitutes are forced to act the parts of literary characters – characters who don’t always survive past the end of their dialogue - a world where anyone from the most respectable to the most depraved can fulfill their fantasy, and where fairytales can come true if you can afford the price.
“... a dark sex-trafficking fairy tale from Central Europe ... with Terry Gilliamesque touches.” Boyd Van Hoeij, Variety
“... the work of an imaginative film-maker with ambition and chutzpah ...” Mike Goodridge, Screen International
“... overactive imagination ... epic proportions ...” Neil Young, The Hollywood Reporter
Director Szabolcs Hajdu and Orsolya Török-Illyés, star of the film will attend screening,