Three Hungarian films to be showcased at Karlovy Vary
by Fabien Lemercier
- Free Fall by György Palfi is duking it out in the official competition, while Afterlife and For Some Inexplicable Reason feature in East of the West
With three world premieres featuring on the programme, Hungarian film production will be very well represented at the 49th Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, which kicks off tomorrow. With Free Fall [+see also:
film profile] (read the article), György Pálfi will once again be taking part in the official competition, which he also participated in with I Am Not Your Friend in 2009. For the record, the filmmaker also directed Hukkle, Taxidermia [+see also:
film profile] (Un Certain Regard at Cannes in 2006) and Final Cut - Hölgyeim és uraim [+see also:
interview: Gyorgy Palfi
film profile] (Cannes Classics in 2012). Produced by Ferenc Pusztai for KMH Film, Free Fall was co-produced by France (Sciapode) and South Korea, among others.
KMH Film will also have pride of place in the competitive East of the West section with Afterlife [+see also:
interview: Virág Zomborácz
film profile], the feature debut by director Virág Zomborácz (read the article and watch the making of).
Another Hungarian feature debut will be making an appearance in East of the West: Gábor Reisz’s For Some Inexplicable Reason [+see also:
film profile]. Starring Áron Ferenczik, Katalin Takács and Zsolt Kovács, the movie (for which the director also wrote the screenplay) is an offbeat comedy that revolves around a young man who has just finished studying, is still supported financially by his parents, is job-hunting and still doesn’t have a very clear idea of what he wants to do. After being dumped by his girlfriend, he decides to hurl himself into the unknown... Produced by Julia Berkes for Proton Cinema (the partner company on all of the films by Kornel Mundruczo, who recently won an award at Cannes with White God [+see also:
interview: Kornél Mundruczó
film profile]), For Some Inexplicable Reason was co-produced by the University of Theatre and Film Arts Budapest. International sales for the title are handled by French outfit Alpha Violet.
(Translated from French)