Lull and Team Building in HungariCom line-up
by Fabien Lemercier
A few days after their world premieres at Hungarian Film Week (February 2-8, in Budapest), Tamás Sas’ Lull and Reka Szabo’s Team Building will be presented by HungariCom at the European Film Market at the Berlinale (February 11-21).
Scripted by Judit Csikesz, the film follows three women – two sisters and their friend and future mother-in-law – on an autumn boat outing on Lake Balaton. This idyllic cruise (fine weather, swimming, champagne) turns into a game revealing secrets, lies and resentments, before descending into tragedy.
Team Building is Szabo’s debut feature. Produced by Ferenc Pusztai (Producer on the Move 2007) for KMH Film in co-production with Germany’s 27 Films Production and Superkrush Films, the film stars Zsolt Nagy, Péter Nagy, Andrea Fullajtár, Alexis Latham and Iván Kamarás.
Written by the director, Team Building is a parable on the changes in Hungary in its movement towards freedom, through the misadventures of a cameraman who is filming a management seminar on the theme of team building, led by a British coach. Methods involving cruelty and humiliation will lead to an unexpected turn of events when the film is screened at the end-of-training party.
HungariCom will also present Denes Orosz’s Poligamy [+see also:
film profile] (major hit in Hungary) at the EFM, and start sales for political thriller As You Are by veteran director Károly Makk (who was in competition at Cannes six times between 1955 and 1987). Starring György Cserhalmi, Eszter Nagy-Kalozy, Sandor Csany, Győző Szabo, Zsolt Trill, Mari Töröcsik and Iván Fenyö, the film, which will premiere at Cannes, centres on a mayor confronted with fierce corruption.
(Translated from French)
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