Hungary is back in Cannes! In the newest issue of the Hungarian Film Magazine you can read articles, infographics about Hungarian film industry, and everything you need to know about the cinema of the country. Read the whole issue online, find the printed copies in Cannes.
The Witness by Péter Bacsó will return to the Cannes Classics.
The original, uncensored version of The Witness at Cannes Classics.
Katalin Moldovai graduated from the Budapest Metropolitan University with her short film As Up To Now, which has been invited to the Cinéfondation programme of this year’s Cannes Film Festival. The movie is about an elderly mother and her middle-aged daughter. It turns out that the mother is ill and only has months left to live, an issue both have to face – as well as the nature of their relationship. Interview.
In recent years Julianna Ugrin has produced socially conscious and formally inventive documentaries through her Budapest-based independent production company Éclipse Film — films about Hungarian gay communities during the Kádár era (Hot Men Cold Dictatorships), a Somalian refugee (Easy Lessons), a Bhutanese family (The Next Guardian), teenagers with a troubled home life who work at the Children’s Railway (Train to Adulthood) or modern-day slavery (A Woman Captured). She has been selected as one of the European Film Promotion’s Producers on the Move in 2019.
Gábor Reisz’ Bad Poems won four, Laszlo Nemes’ Sunset won six prizes at the Hungarian Film Award ceremony closing the Hungarian Film Week on the 28th April in one of the most prestigious theatres in Budapest, Vígszínház. The voting members of the Hungarian Film Academy choose the winners in 18 categories.
For his second feature, SUNSET, Academy Award-winning director Laszlo Nemes was handed the Best Director Award by the Tiantan Awards Jury at the closing ceremony of the 9th Beijing International Film Festival held on Saturday night.
Bad Poems by Gábor Reisz won the Best Film Award at the 16th Monte-Carlo Comedy Film Festival.
Dorottya Zurbó’s first full-length documentary was awarded at the 15th edition of ZagrebDox, the regions influential docu film festival. Easy Lessons was developed and produced in the frame of the Fund’s Incubator Program.
The first animated feature to be fully supported by the Hungarian National Film Fund is Ruben Brandt, Collector, a thriller with a unique visual world by Milorad Krstić. After several years of mostly insignificant Hungarian animated features that fluctuated in quality, it was a great success for both the press and the animation industry, as well as for the audience.