Mythberg Films enjoys Mostra success with Essential Killing
by Fabien Lemercier
József Berger’s Budapest-based company Mythberg Films enjoyed success at the 67th Venice Film Festival with its co-production Essential Killing [+see also:
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Co-produced by Poland, Ireland, Norway and Hungary with backing from Eurimages, the feature received support from the Motion Picture Public Foundation of Hungary and Mythberg Films mainly managed post-production. The film was edited by Hungary’s Réka Lemhényi.
Mythberg Films’s recent filmography also includes Miklós Jancsó’s So Much for Justice! (co-produced with Austria and Poland); and Robert Adrian Pejo’s The Camera Murderer (co-produced with Austria and Switzerland).
The company is currently co-producing Momcilo Mrdakovic’s black comedy Mamarosh [+see also:
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In post-production, their line-up includes Elisabeth Sharang’s Maybe In Another Life…, co-produced with Austria (EPO-film) and Germany (Filmline).
As associate producer, Mythberg Films is currently handling post-production for Bence Miklauzic’s dramatic comedy Children of the Green Dragon, which centres on an encounter between a Hungarian estate agent and a Chinese immigrant. The former has to sell a warehouse, while the latter (its caretaker) wants to stop him on orders from his Chinese employers who rent the premises.
A friendship develops between the two men, but their respective future dreams depend on the outcome of the property deal which pits them against each other. This is the second feature by the director who won Best Screenplay at Hungarian Film Week 2002 for Sleepwalkers.
(Translated from French)
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