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A successful take-off for Son of Saul

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- The incredible film by László Nemes, which won the Grand Prix at Cannes and is being distributed by Mozinet, has come straight in in third place in the weekly chart

A successful take-off for Son of Saul
Son of Saul by László Nemes

The attention of international distributors has been focused on Hungary this week, as it is the first territory to release the winner of the recent Grand Prix at the Cannes Film Festival in theatres: Son of Saul [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
Q&A: László Nemes
interview: László Rajk
film profile
]
by László Nemes (read the review and the interview) has also been put forward as its country’s hopeful for the next Oscar for Best Foreign-language Film. And expectations have certainly been met, as the feature that stunned audiences on the Croisette has started off in third place in the weekly box-office chart, behind the US blockbusters Jurassic World and Spy. Released on 11 June by Mozinet in 46 theatres (two on 35mm and 44 as DCP), Son of Saul has taken 19,913 admissions in seven days, which gives it a total of 24,826 admissions if we take preview screenings into account – an excellent result considering the scale of the Hungarian market and its national arthouse films. 

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Headed by Gábor Böszörményi, Mozinet’s line-up includes another five titles that were revealed in the various selections at Cannes: the competition entries Macbeth [+see also:
film review
trailer
making of
film profile
]
by Justin Kurzel (read the review) and Youth [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Paolo Sorrentino
film profile
]
by Italy’s Paolo Sorrentino (read the review and the interview), The Brand New Testament [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Jaco van Dormael
film profile
]
by Belgian director Jaco van Dormael (read the review and the interview) and Les Cowboys [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by French filmmaker Thomas Bidegain (read the review), which had their premieres in the Directors’ Fortnight, and Rams [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Grimur Hakonarson
film profile
]
by Iceland’s Grimur Hakonarson (read the review and watch the interview), which took home the Un Certain Regard Prize. Mozinet can therefore boast a whole raft of promising releases still to come, and it also has such titles as the Berlinale-awarded Aferim! [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Radu Jude
film profile
]
by Romanian director Radu Jude (read the review and the interview) in stock.

Since the start of 2015, Mozinet has distributed such movies as Pride [+see also:
film review
trailer
making of
film profile
]
, Love at First Fight [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Thomas Cailley
film profile
]
, Return to Ithaca [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: Laurent Cantet
film profile
]
, Gemma Bovery [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
, The Duke of Burgundy [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
and Corn Island [+see also:
film review
trailer
film focus
interview: George Ovashvili
film profile
]
in Hungarian theatres. It will bring out Here is Harold [+see also:
trailer
interview: Gunnar Vikene
film profile
]
by Norwegian director Gunnar Vikene (read the interview) on 25 June and Love Island [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Bosnia’s Jasmila Zbanic (read the review) on 16 July.

(Translated from French)

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