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A top-of-the-range line-up for Vertigo Media

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- The Budapest-based company will release six titles from Cannes, including Palme d’Or winner Winter Sleep and the two national movies, Free Fall and Afterlife

A top-of-the-range line-up for Vertigo Media
Winter Sleep by Nuri Bilge Ceylan

Founded in 2010, Hungarian distribution outfit Vertigo Media quickly established itself as a model company in its home country as far as quality arthouse films were concerned. This editorial policy is confirmed by its recent acquisitions, as the Budapest-based organisation has acquired six feature films discovered at the 67th Cannes Festival, including the Palme d'Or winner, Winter Sleep [+see also:
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interview: Nuri Bilge Ceylan
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, by Turkish director Nuri Bilge Ceylan (read the review).

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Among the titles revealed on the Croisette, Vertigo (which buys rights for distribution in theatres, on VoD and on television) also purchased the Caméra d'Or winner Party Girl [+see also:
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interview: Marie Amachoukeli, Claire B…
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by French trio Marie Amachoukeli, Claire Burger and Samuel Theis (read the review and the interview with the filmmakers – also honoured with the Ensemble Acting Prize in Un Certain Regard), the Jury Prize winner Goodbye to Language [+see also:
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(read the review) by Jean-Luc Godard, the competition title The Search [+see also:
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Q&A: Michel Hazanavicius
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by Michel Hazanavicius, Queen and Country [+see also:
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interview: John Boorman
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by English director John Boorman (read the review – popular at the Directors’ Fortnight) and The Rover by Australia’s David Michôd. These six Cannes purchases fit in perfectly with Vertigo Media’s strategy, according to Balazs Berta, manager of distribution and a co-owner of the company: “These are works by highly respected directors and titles that were popular with the critics, but they are also features with a lot of commercial potential.”

Vertigo Media is also very active when it comes to distributing Hungarian films and will release Free Fall [+see also:
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by György Palfi (read the article) in theatres on 25 September, followed by Afterlife [+see also:
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making of
interview: Virág Zomborácz
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by Virag Zomboracz (read the article and watch the making of) on 30 October. These two KMH Film productions will be unveiled at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (4-12 July 2014), the former in the official competition and the latter in the competitive East of the West section. 

Over the past few years, Vertigo Media has been the Hungarian distributor for, amongst others, the Cannes Palme d'Or winner Blue Is the Warmest Colour [+see also:
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interview: Abdellatif Kechiche
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by Abdellatif Kechiche, the Berlin Golden Bear winner Caesar Must Die [+see also:
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interview: Paolo and Vittorio Taviani
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by Paolo and Vittorio Taviani, An Episode in the Life of an Iron Picker [+see also:
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interview: Danis Tanović
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by Danis Tanovic and Ken Loach’s The Angels’ Share [+see also:
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interview: Ken Loach
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. The organisation is also the number-one distributor of Scandinavian films in Hungary, releasing such titles as Nymphomaniac: Volume 1 [+see also:
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interview: Louise Vesth
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and 2 [+see also:
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by Danish director Lars von Trier, The Keeper of Lost Causes [+see also:
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interview: Eugenio Mira
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by his fellow countryman Mikkel Norgaard, The Hunt [+see also:
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interview: Thomas Vinterberg
interview: Thomas Vinterberg
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by Thomas Vinterberg, In Order of Disappearance [+see also:
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interview: Hans Petter Moland
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by Norway’s Hans Petter Moland and We Are the Best! [+see also:
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by Swedish filmmaker Lukas Moodysson (to be released this Thursday, 19 June).

Also of note among the forthcoming releases are In the Courtyard [+see also:
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interview: Philippe Martin
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by French director Pierre Salvadori on 17 July and Michael Kohlhaas [+see also:
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interview: Arnaud des Pallières
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by his fellow countryman Arnaud des Pallières on 7 August.

(Translated from French)

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