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Virág Zomborácz prepares for Afterlife

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- Shooting starts in February on the first feature film by the young director who was awarded the MEDIA European Talent Prize in 2011. A KMH Film production

Virág Zomborácz prepares for Afterlife

28 year-old Virág Zomborácz (photo) will begin shooting her first feature film, Afterlife, in February in Pecs. Winner of the MEDIA European Talent Prize in 2011, the project, which is a mix between a genre film, a drama and a comedy, focuses on the story of a father who had always considered his son to be a ghost, before becoming one himself. This twist of fate will give the son the possibility of dealing, in a very odd way, with his personal issues with the deceased.Written by the director, the screenplay portrays the family of a pastor and concentrates on the relationship between a father and his son, but only after the death of the former. The son must discover what keeps his father's annoying ghost in its earthly dimension. Following the instructions of a medium, the son begins to deal with many unanswered questions in order to liberate the ghost. But this unusual grieving process begins to affect the life of the whole family.

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Produced by Ferenc Pusztai (Producer on the Move 2007 of the European Film Promotion) for KMH Film, Afterlife benefits from a budget of about 1 M€ including 650,000 euros from the Hungarian National Film Fund and the support of the Pecs Regional Film Fund. The project had been selected at Sources2, Save Our Scripts and Le Village des Coproductions in Les Arcs European Film Festival. Let’s not forget that KMH Film produced the first two feature films by Ágnes Kocsis (Fresh Air [+see also:
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) as well as The Investigator by Attila Gigor. Afterlife will be ready in the first quarter of 2014.

Photo: Gábor Valuska, Filmhu

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(Translated from French)

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