Ildikó Enyedi’s sensitive love story, On Body and Soul, won a Golden Bear straight out of the gate, and now it is Hungary’s official submission for the Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film. We reviewed the path the film has taken so far, and also caught up with the director.
At the meeting of the Hungarian Oscar Selection Committee held on the 5th September, it was announced that Hungary will enter Ildikó Enyedi’s ON BODY AND SOUL to be considered for nomination in the “Academy Awards - Best Foreign Language Film” category.
Poland’s biggest summer film event shows multi-award winner 1945, Cannes competition entry Jupiter’s Moon, Berlinale Golden Bear winner On Body and Soul and a Fred Kelemen Retrospective.
Ferenc Török's historical movie’s success keep going on the festival circuit. 1945 has been awarded at the Jewish Film Festival Berlin-Brandenburg and at Middle East region’s key int’l film event in Jerusalem.
Today starts the 70th Cannes Film Festival, where four Hungarian movies will be screened as part of the programme. Kornél Mundruczó's latest feature, Jupiter's Moon, is in the competition, György Kristóf's debut feature, OUT, is in the Un Certain Regard section, Áron Szentpéteri's graduation short film, Invisibly, competes in the Cinéfondation section, and Zoltán Fábri's cult movie, Merry-Go-Round, will be screened as part of the Cannes Classics.
Again, Hungary has a great line-up at Cannes in 2017. In the newest issue of the Hungarian Film magazine you can read articles, infographics about Hungarian film industry: film funding, service productions, film studios, new initiatives – everything you need to know about the cinema of the country. Read the whole issue online, find the printed copies in Cannes.
There is a palpable shift in the attitude of Hungarian moviegoers towards the country’s current cinema. People seem to be more interested in domestic movies, and the number of viewers is finally on the rise.
Soon to graduate from the University of Theatre and Film Arts in Budapest, Áron Szentpéteri’s short film ‘Invisibly’ has been selected to this year’s Cinéfondation. This interesting and brave story depicts how a blind man’s life means much more than just not being able to see. We talked with the director about how he worked with his main actor, capturing his feelings and fears about his disability.
Six decades after the 1956 competition, ‘Merry-Go-Round' returns to the Cannes Film Festival. The movie, which basically renewed the language of Hungarian film, will be screened for the audience in the Cannes Classics section on the occasion of the festival’s 70th anniversary.