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BERLIN 2018 Market / Hungary

Genesis leads the charge for the HNFF at Berlin

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- The international sales division of the Hungarian National Film Fund will be putting its faith in Árpád Bogdán’s film, which will enjoy its world premiere in Panorama Special

Genesis leads the charge for the HNFF at Berlin
Genesis by Árpád Bogdán

Headed up by Klaudia Androsovits, the international sales team of the Hungarian National Film Fund will descend on the European Film Market of the 68th Berlin Film Festival (15-25 February 2018) with a real ace up its sleeve, in the shape of Genesis [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Árpád Bogdán, Andrea Taschler
film profile
]
 by Árpád Bogdán (see the article), which will be unveiled in Panorama Special.

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The second feature by the filmmaker, who rose to prominence in the same section of Berlin 11 years ago with his feature debut, Happy New Life [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
Genesis provides a dramatic depiction of sin, catharsis and rebirth. The story is formed around the fate of a young Roma boy, whose childhood reaches a sudden and drastic end when he loses his family in a tragic and brutal attack. Produced by Mirage Film and FocusFox, the film will be out in Hungarian theatres next April.

Also standing out on HNFF World Sales’ line-up is My 20th Century by Ildikó Enyedi, which will be presented in the Berlinale Classics programme. The film, which won the Caméra d'Or at Cannes in 1989, is the feature debut by the director, who scooped the Golden Bear at Berlin last year with On Body and Soul [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Ildiko Enyedi
interview: Ildiko Enyedi
interview: Réka Tenki
film profile
]
.

Among the market screenings are Budapest Noir [+see also:
film review
trailer
interview: Réka Tenki
film profile
]
 by Éva Gárdos (with a cast including Réka Tenki, who is one of European Film Promotion’s Shooting Stars), The Whiskey Bandit [+see also:
film review
trailer
film profile
]
 by Nimród Antal and The Butcher, the Whore and the One Eyed Man [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 by János Szász. We should also mention one more title on the line-up: the comedy A Kind of America 3 [+see also:
trailer
film profile
]
 by Gábor Herendi, which will go on general release in Hungary on 15 February.

(Translated from French)

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