Deals in sight for titles ranging from Paw to Black Soup
by Fabien Lemercier
- There are several new additions to the line-up of the Hungarian National Film Fund’s international sales team
Regardless of the lack of Hungarian films selected in the various sections of the 65th Berlinale (5-15 February 2015), the country’s film industry will nevertheless have no shortage of aces up its sleeve at the European Film Market. One of the titles that the international sales division of the Hungarian National Film Fund will be pinning its hopes on is Paw by Robert Pejo, which tells the extraordinary story of the life of a search and rescue dog (read the article). The Új Budapest Filmstúdió production has been screening in Hungarian theatres since last week.
Standing out among the other new additions to the slate of the team headed by Klaudia Androsovits are Liza, the Fox-Fairy [+see also:
interview: Karoly Ujj Mészáros
film profile] by Károly Ujj Mészáros (read the article), which comes out on 19 February in Hungarian cinemas, and the comedy War of Wits [+see also:
film profile] by Béla Paczolay, which revolves around the rivalry between two popular stand-up comedians and has been enjoying a decent amount of success in domestic theatres since 15 January.
The Hungarian National Film Fund is also selling the gangster film Black Soup [+see also:
film profile] by Erik Novák, a feature blending action and biting comedy that sees the son of a mafia boss join forces with a bunch of “no-hopers” in order to make a sensational deal to pay off his gambling debts. Starring Zoltán Perjés, Zsolt Nagy, Simon Szabó, Hermina Fátyol, Gábor Máté, Zoltán Herczeg and András B Vágvölgyi, the title was produced by Daniel Kresmery and Csanád Darvas for Krez Film.
Negotiations will get under way for other Hungarian films at the EFM, including For Some Inexplicable Reason [+see also:
film profile] by Gábor Reisz (revealed at Karlovy Vary, the winner of multiple awards at Turin and a great performer in domestic theatres), which will be having its market premiere at Berlin and is sold by French outfit Alpha Violet. It is also worth noting the addition of Son of Saul [+see also:
Q&A: László Nemes
interview: László Rajk
film profile] by László Nemes (read the article) to the line-up of Paris-based company Films Distribution; the title is currently in post-production.
(Translated from French)