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BERLINALE 2020 EFM

Hungarian cinema is preparing the future in Berlin

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- At the EFM, the new National Film Institute will be pinning its hopes on a series of titles currently in post-production, many of them feature debuts

Hungarian cinema is preparing the future in Berlin
Ravine by Balázs Krasznahorkai

Although Hungarian productions are absent from the selection of new films at the 70th Berlinale (20 February - 1 March), that is not the case at the European Film Market, which will be attended by NFI World Sales, the international sales division of the NFI (National Film Institute), the new public entity which replaces the HNFF (Hungarian National Film Fund).

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Standing out from the line-up handled by Klaudia Androsovits are Those Who Remained [+see also:
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by Barnabas Tóth (which had made the shortlist for this year's Best International Film Oscar), Final Report [+see also:
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by István Szabó (coming out on 27 February in the cinemas of its country) and the fascinating Eden [+see also:
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by Ágnes Kocsis (recently revealed in Rotterdam), as well as On The Quiet [+see also:
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from promising director Zoltán Nagy (well-received at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival), the romantic comedy Neither With You [+see also:
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by Dénes Orosz, Comrade Draculich [+see also:
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interview: Márk Bodzsár
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by Márk Bodzsár, the thriller Valan – Valley of Angels [+see also:
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by Béla Bagota, FOMO: Fear of Missing Out [+see also:
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by Attila Hartung and Captives [+see also:
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by Kristóf Deák.

It is worth noting that the On Transmission programme, celebrating the 70th anniversary of the Berlinale, features 2017 Golden Bear winner On Body and Soul [+see also:
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interview: Ildiko Enyedi
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interview: Réka Tenki
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by Ildikó Enyedi (who chose to put forward One Day [+see also:
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, from her young fellow countrywoman Zsófia Szilágyi) whose highly anticipated upcoming project The Story of My Wife (read the news - starring Léa Seydoux, Gijs Naber, Louis Garrel, Josef Hader, Sergio Rubini and Jasmine Trinca) is currently in post-production and in the line-up of German sales company Films Boutique.

At the EFM, Hungarian cinema will most of all be preparing the future, with a great number of feature debuts in post-production, such as the comedy Budapest Heist by Balázs Lóth (news), Garbage Theory by Ákos Badits (news), the romantic comedy Cream by Nóra Lakos, Last Bus from the duo Nándor Lorincz - Bálint Nagy (news), Perfect As You Are by Péter Varsics, Spiral [+see also:
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by Cecília Felméri, Ravine (formerly The Valley) by Balázs Krasznahorkai (news), Wild Roots by Hajni Kis, Things Worth Weeping For by Cristina Grosan (news) and the documentary Tobias by Alexa Bakony.

Also in post-production are Bullhorn Lullaby by Viktor Oszkár Nagy (news), Post Mortem by Péter Bergendy (news), Preparations To Be Together For An Unknown Period of Time by Lili Horvát (news), Seven Little Coincidences by Péter Gothár (news) and Toxikoma by Gábor Herendi.

Finally, among the documentaries in post-production also figure Tamas Bartha, The Legend by Eszter Hajdú, No Command by Péter Szalay, and Wild Horses – A Tale from the Hungarian Steppe by Zoltán Török.

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(Translated from French)

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