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PRODUCTION Hungary

Balázs Krasznahorkai shooting The Valley

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- The cast of the filmmaker’s feature debut, which is being produced by Pipacs Films and AGA Media and sold by HNNF World Sales, includes Levente Molnár, Dénes Babai, Lajos Kovács and Levente Orbán

Balázs Krasznahorkai shooting The Valley
Levente Molnár in The Valley

Last month, the shoot for The Valley, the feature debut by Balázs Krasznahorkai, got under way. The cast includes Levente Molnár (who turned heads in Morgen [+see also:
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Son of Saul [+see also:
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Q&A: László Nemes
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Sunset [+see also:
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 and Tall Tales), Dénes Babai, seasoned thesp Lajos Kovács (The Door [+see also:
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The Notebook [+see also:
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) and Levente Orbán (who put in appearances in Guerilla [+see also:
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Coyote [+see also:
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 and Sunset).

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Penned by Balázs Lovas and Baláz Lengyel (who recently teamed up to write Lajko: Gypsy in Space [+see also:
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, which was directed by the latter) together with Balázs Krasznahorkai, the story revolves around Balint, a Hungarian obstetrician and soon-to-be father, who returns to his native village in north-eastern Romania to face the son he abandoned 17 years ago.

Produced by Gabor Szanto for Pipacs Films and by Péter Reich for AGA Media Kft, The Valley has secured backing from the Hungarian National Film Fund, which will be in charge of its international sales. The shoot will continue for 30 days, until mid-July, in Romania and Hungary, with György Réder in charge of the cinematography. The Hungarian theatrical distribution will be handled by Mozinet.

As a reminder, experienced producer Péter Reich has movies such as White Palms [+see also:
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 by Szabolcs Hajdu and 1945 [+see also:
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 by Ferenc Török under his belt.

(Translated from French)

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