A mining thriller was made into film in the Transylvanian mountains. At heart of the story lurk the regime change, child trafficking, and all the tensions that accumulated in the small towns inhabited by Hungarians and Romanians for the past twenty years.
Béla Bagota’s Transylvania set debut feature, Valan – Valley of Angels, a suspenseful and heart-wrenching psychological thriller, will be premiered at Warsaw Film Festival’s 1-2 Competition.
At the meeting of the Hungarian Oscar Selection Committee held on the 3rd September, it was announced that Hungary will enter Barnabás Tóth’s THOSE WHO REMAINED, “a lyrical story of the healing power of love in the midst of conflict, loss and trauma”, to be considered for nomination in the “Academy Awards - Best International Film” category.
6 Hungarian films will compete for the Heart of Sarajevo awards at the 25th Sarajevo Film Festival. 25 years after its original release, SÁTÁNTANGÓ, which received 4K digital restoration, will be also shown at Sarajevo, the leading film festival in the region.
Between 4-11 September 2019, the Hungarian National Film Fund is organizing the 3rd Budapest Classics Film Marathon, the prominent international film festival of the Hungarian capital.
Réka Szabó is a filmmaker and choreographer and acts in both roles in ‘The Euphoria of Being’, where she brings together two women, they rehearse together the dance-theatre performance ‘The Euphoria of Being’ premiered in January 2019 in Budapest.
The 29th World Festival of Animated Film – Animafest Zagreb feature film jury awarded Milorad Krstić’s action thriller Ruben Brandt, Collector.
The 18th Transilvania International Film Festival in Cluja-Napoca highlights current Hungarian movies and filmmakers, the Hungarian Day will be held on June 5. Screenings, Q&As, roundtables and the traditional, not-to-miss “GulashParty” at the Banffy Palace.
2018 was a spectacular year for service productions in Hungary: we welcomed Arnold Schwarzenegger in the new ‘Terminator’ movie as well as Will Smith for ‘Gemini Man’. Not many people expected this, but 2019 already seems even more eventful for local crews and our soundstages - let’s have a look at our top 5!
Three Hungarian shorts in competition and restored versions of Johnny Corncob and “must-see Hungarian gem” Cat City on show at Annecy International Animated Film Festival and Market kicking off on 10 June.