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17 May 2017

Hungarian Films at the 70th Cannes Film Festival

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.

JUPITER’S MOON by Kornél Mundruczó in COMPETITION as a GOLDEN PALM NOMINEE 

A young immigrant is shot down while illegally crossing the border. Terrified and in shock, wounded Aryan can now mysteriously levitate at will. Thrown into a refugee camp, he is smuggled out by cynical Dr Stern, intent on exploiting his extraordinary secret. Pursued by enraged camp director Laszlo, the fugitives remain on the move in search of safety and money. Inspired by Aryan's amazing powers, Stern takes a leap of faith in a world where miracles are trafficked for small change...  

Kornél Mundruczó is a Hungarian screenwriter, film and theater director, founder of Proton Cinema and Proton Theatre. 'Jupiter's Moon' is his fifth film to world premiere at the Cannes Film Festival. He previously presented 'Johanna', 'Delta', 'Tender Son' and 'White God', which won the 2014 Un Certain Regard Prize.

CREW

Cast: Merab Ninidze, Zsombor Jéger, György Cserhalmi, Móni Balsai
Director: Kornél Mundruczó
Scriptwriter: Kata Wéber
Cinematographer: Marcell Rév H.S.C
Editor: Dávid Jancsó H.S.E
Music: Jed Kurzel
Sound designer: Gábor Balázs, Michael Kaczmarek
VFX: Heiko Tippelt, Jean-Michel Boublil
Producers: Viktória Petrányi, Viola Fügen, Michael Weber, Michel Merkt
Co-producers: Alexander Bohr, Fredrik Zander

SCREENINGS IN CANNES

  • Thursday 18th at 5:00 pm in Salle Debussy (PRESS)
  • Thursday 18th at 10:00 pm in Salle Bazin (PRESS)
  • Friday 19th at 12:00 pm in Grand Theatre Lumière (PUBLIC)
  • Friday 19th at 2:00 pm in Salle du 60ème (PUBLIC)
  • Friday 19th at 10:00 pm in Grand Theatre Lumière (PREMIERE)
  • Saturday 20th at 11:30 am in Salle du 60ème (PUBLIC)
  • Saturday 20th at 9:30 am in Gray 1 (MARKET)
  • Sunday 21st at 5:30 pm in Olympia 7 (MARKET)

Jupiter's Moon by Kornél Mundruczó

 

OUT by György Kristóf in UN CERTAIN REGARD as a  GOLDEN CAMERA NOMINEE

Ágoston, a family man in his fifties, sets to wander through Eastern Europe with the hope of finding a job and fulfilling his dream of catching a big fish. He ends up in the Baltics, with nothing but sea-salt and wind behind his collar. His journey pulls him deeper and deeper into a swell of bizarre events to finally meet a friendly woman, a Russian acquaintance with unfriendly intensions and a sad earless stubbed rabbit. Waves spread over the sand, and retreat slowly.

György Kristóf was born in Slovakia in 1982. Quite early in his life, as a teenager, he moved to Hungary to attend high school during which he worked as a journalist in a local daily newspaper. He spent his later student years studying philosophy at University of Miskolc. There, he discovered his interest in films. To pursue his newly-found passion he worked in AD teams of Hungarian films and big American productions. In 2008, he starts film-studies at FAMU in Prague. There he directed a few short films which were invited to over 50 festivals and awarded several times. In 2011, after finishing BA studies, he moved to Latvia, Riga for a year: there he worked as a Director for TV commercials. He came back to FAMU to study at MA degree and finished his first feature film 'OUT'.

CREW

Cast: Sándor Terhes, Éva Bandor, Judit Bárdos, Norvele Kristóf, Guna Zarina, Viktor Nemets, Aleksandrova Eklone, Tibor Gáspár
Director: György Kristóf
Script: György Kristóf, Eszter Horváth, Gábor Papp
Director of Photography: Gergely Pohárnok
Music: Miroslav Tóth
Sound: Jan Richtr
Editor: Adam Brothánek
Producers: Marek Urban, Ferenc Pusztai, Jiří Konečný
Produced by SENTIMENTALFILM
In coproduction with KMH FILM, ENDORFILM, MIRAGE FILM, PUNKCHART FILMS, RTVS, FAMU, FILM ANGELS PRODUCTIONS

SCREENINGS IN CANNES

  • Saturday 20 at 6 pm, Palais C (MARKET)
  • Sunday 21 at 3:30 pm, Palais H (MARKET)
  • Monday 22 at 4 pm, Palais I (MARKET)
  • Monday 22 at 4:30 pm in Salle Debussy (PREMIERE)
  • Tuesday 23 at 11 am in Salle Bazin (PUBLIC)
  • Friday 26 at 2 pm in Salle Bazin (PUBLIC)

OUT by György Kristóf

 

INVISIBLY by Áron Szentpéteri in CINEFONDATION as his graduation film

Two people meet in the dark. The darkness of an invisible exhibition. Through the film, we follow them as they get closer and move apart from each other by crossing blurry boundaries. Boundaries that exist between and within people and are mostly invisible. Not only for the blind.

CREW

Cast: Tamás Barkó, Bettina Józsa, Jákob Ladányi, Áron Ócsváry
Director: Áron Szentpéteri
Script / Dialogue: Áron Szentpéteri
Director of Photography: Zoltán Dévényi
Set decorator: Anna Ninausz
Editor: Anna Vághy
Sound: Andor Horváth
Music: Jerome Li-Thiao-Té
Produced by University of Drama and Film, Budapest

SCREENING IN CANNES

  • Friday 19th at 2:30 pm in Salle Bunuel (PREMIERE)

Invisibly by Áron Szentpéteri

 

MERRY-GO-ROUND by Zoltán Fábri in CANNES CLASSICS

In a village subject to serious social change, young Mari Pataki, humble but promising farmer's daughter, is forbidden by her father from seeing her lover. All he cares about is farming, and making a fortune in the future. He decides to marry her off to another rich and old man with whom he's making business. 'Land marries land' he keeps saying, believing the old Hungarian farmers' law to be unchangeable. But the young lover is ready to overcome all obstacles to win Mari's love.

The three-times Kossuth Prize-winner Zoltán Fábri would be 100 years old in 2017. As a film director, he had several banned screenplays, so mainly for political reasons, he had to make literary adaptations, still reaching an audience of millions. He graduated from Fine Arts Academy in 1938 before attending the Academy of Performing Arts between 1938 and 1941. From 1950, he was artistic director of the Film Company and his first film 'Storm' was made in 1952. 'Merry-Go-Round', set in a rural environment, became a milestone in Hungarian film history. He was professor at the Academy of Performing Arts and President of Hungarian Film and TV Critics’ Association. As set designer and painter he also contributed to significant works.

One of the 12 Best Hungarian Films of All Time voted by the Hungarian Film Critics’ Association in Budapest in 1968 and in 2000. Presented by the Hungarian National Film Fund - Hungarian National Film Archive. A 4K Scan and Digital Restoration from the original 35mm image & sound negatives plus additional materials: the original dupe positive and another film positive. Restoration made by the Hungarian National Film Fund – Hungarian Filmlab.

CREW

Cast: Mari Törőcsik, Imre Soós, Ádám Szirtes, Béla Barsi, Manyi Kiss
Director: Zoltán Fábri
Script / Dialogue: Imre Sarkadi
Director of Photography: Barnabás Hegyi
Set Decorator: Zoltán Fábri
Music: György Ránki
Editor: Ferenc Szécsényi
Sound: György Pintér 

SCREENING IN CANNES

  • Wednesday 24th at 11 am in Salle Bunuel (PREMIERE)

Merry-Go-Round by Zoltán Fábri

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