Hungary’s NFI unveils its new additions in Berlin
- The Hungarian national film agency and its international sales department are wagering on seven recent films and eight feature films in post-production at the EFM
In the absence of a Hungarian film showcasing in the selections of the 74th Berlinale (running 15 – 25 February), the NFI (National Film Institute Hungary) and its international sales team (led by Klaudia Androsovits) are set to swing into action at the European Film Market, shining a light on many films which are ready to go or due for the future.
Most eye-catching amongst these titles on sale is All About The Levkoviches by Ádám Breier - which enjoyed its world premiere in Palm Springs last month before taking part in the New York Jewish Film Festival, and which is due for release in Hungary on 22 February - as well as Balázs Lóth’s historical super-production Now or Never (whose national release is slated for 14 March) and Csaba Martin’s English-language police comedy Bonus Trip (revolving around two FBI agents specialising in intellectual property and sent to Eastern Europe on a humdrum copyright case, who find themselves embroiled in a far wider conspiracy…), without forgetting recently released films such as Semmelweis by Lajos Koltai, Some Birds by Daniel Hever, Without Air [+see also:
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In terms of fiction films in post-production stealing focus in the NFI’s line-up, we’ll see Growing Down by Dániel Bálint Sós (article), Tonight We Kill by Péter Fazakas (article), and Nóra Lakos’ family film Accidentally I Wrote a Book. Standing tall amongst the feature-length documentaries in the pipeline, meanwhile, are Beyond The Rocks by Ádám Miklós (about three youngsters suffering from addiction and signed up to a treatment programme which involves rock climbing), football film Bölöni, Story of a Legend by Attila Szabó, Kurtág by Dénes Nagy (about the last major representative of the avant-garde generation of post-war composers, which also included Ligeti, Boulez and Stockhausen) and My Father’s Daughter by Lea Podhrad (which sees the director investigating the strange disappearance of her older sister 27 years ago in Slovakia).
(Translated from French)
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