Without Air by Katalin Moldovai is now in post-production
- This first feature film by the director who previously graced Cannes’ 2019 Cinéfondation short films competition, is produced by Magma Cinema and sold by NFI World Sales
Following a film shoot unfolding between 25 July and 4 September, Katalin Moldovai’s Without Air [+see also:
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film profile] is now in post-production. Starring in the cast of this debut feature film (coming courtesy of a director who notably turned heads within Cannes’ 2019 Cinéfondation short films competition, by way of As Up to Now) are Ágnes Krasznahorkai (who played a small part in El Fotografo de Mauthausen [+see also:
film profile]), Romania’s Tünde Skovrán (an actress mostly seen treading the boards but who has also made a few film appearances in her compatriot Andrei Zinca’s works), Soma Sándor, Ágnes Lőrincz, Zsolt Bölőnyi, Eszter Tompa and Áron Dimény.
Written by Zita Palóczi and Katalin Moldovai, the story revolves around Ana, a high school literature teacher, being accused of misconduct for recommending a movie named Total Eclipse for her students. The local press writes about the case, and the scandal that follows has unforeseeable consequences upon her life and the student’s life, whose father makes the complaint. In the small town where the action takes place, people start to behave concerned, and prejudices surface.
Without Air is produced by Béla Attila Kovács, András Muhi and Katalin Moldovai on behalf of Magma Cinema, in co-production with Salamandra Film and Spot Film. Shot over 32 days in Romania (in Gheorgheni/Gyergyószentmiklós and Miercurea Ciuc/Csíkszereda) with András Táborosi at the helm of photography, this feature film is also supported by the Incubator programme, courtesy of the Hungarian National Film Institute (NFI) who are also steering international sales.
(Translated from French)
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