The 21. Bull’s Blood Festival was graced by two guests of honour: the world-famous Italian film star, Franco Nero, and the Mayor of Budapest, István Tarlós. The former also joined Lajos Koltai, artistic director of Eger’s “ECoC2023” tender in a pleasant conversation with press representatives. Both adore light and good wine, and it also transpired that Franco Nero had always had a soft spot for films from behind the former iron curtain; it is no accident that he accepted key roles in several Hungarian historical works. He has also brought a fresh idea to Eger.