Hungarian Film Week, running until May 20 and showing Hungarian films in Tel Aviv, Haifa and Jerusalem, started in Israel on Sunday. The opening feature was Tamas Topolanszky's Curtiz, a portrait of Hungarian-born director of the Hollywood classic Casablanca. New works such as Attila Szasz's The Ambassador to Bern and Demimonde will be screened as well as classics like Eldorado, a tragicomedy on the 1980s and the cartoon Cat City. A short film festival will be held on May 19. At the opening event on Sunday, Levente Benko, Hungary's ambassador to Israel, praised the excellent political and diplomatic ties of the countries and pointed to the importance of cultural events in strengthening them.