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Kocsis, Mészáros and Szaladják on show in Rotterdam

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Kocsis, Mészáros and Szaladják on show in Rotterdam

Three Hungarian films – Fresh Air [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
by Agnes Kocsis, Kythera by Péter Mészáros and Bird Saviour, Clouds and Wind [+see also:
trailer
film profile
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by István Szaladják – will compete in the Cinema of the World: Time & Tide sidebar at the 36th Rotterdam International Film Festival, which begins next Wednesday.

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Hungary will once again be showing the vitality of its young generation, as the Dutch event has selected two debut features and a second feature by directors who picked up prizes at major international festivals.

KocsisFresh Air, a KMH production sold by French outfit F for Film, was among the prize-winners at the 2006 Cannes’ Critics’ Week (see article and interview with director in Special Report: Hungarian blitz on the Croisette).

Meanwhile, MészárosKythera (Palme d’Or for Best Short at Cannes 2002) – produced by Mediawave 2000 and sold internationally by Profil-M 94 – screened at Locarno in the Filmmakers of the Present section (see article) and will be presented at the upcoming Hungarian Film Week (January 30-February 6) in Budapest.

Completing the line-up is Szaladják’s Bird Saviour, Clouds and Wind (see news). The Filmteam/Inforg Studio production – the latter are also handling world sales – marks the directorial debut of a DoP who previously worked on Szabolcs Hajdu’s Tamara and Tibor Szemzo’s Csoma’s Legendry.

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(Translated from French)

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