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Máté Fazekas reveals his work-in-progress Eviction

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- The filmmaker's first feature, starring Ákos Orosz and Mari Nagy, will be presented at Connecting Cottbus's Work in Progress. A production by Filmfabriq and FP Films sold by the NFI World Sales

Máté Fazekas reveals his work-in-progress Eviction
Ákos Orosz in Eviction

Shot last Summer, from 22 July to 14 August in Maglód, in the near suburb of Budapest, Eviction (Kilakoltatás), the first feature from Máté Fazekas, will participate in cocoWIP, the Work in Progress organised as part of Connecting Cottbus (which will take place online 4-6 November).

Headlining the film are Ákos Orosz (nominated for best supporting actor at the 2019 Hungarian Film Week for Eternal Winter [+see also:
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, and who will soon be seen in Bulhorn Lullaby and at the Tallin Black Nights festival in Final Report [+see also:
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interview: István Szabó
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) and Mari Nagy (recently recognised for her turns in Those Who Remained [+see also:
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and Post Mortem [+see also:
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). Also in the cast are Blanka Mészáros, Annamária Láng, István Znamenák, Kata Péter, András Pál, Géza Egger, Orsolya Török-Illyés, Bori Péterfy, Gergely Váradi and Zsolt Trill.

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Written by Fazekas, the script of this black comedy centres on the conflict between an ambitious judicial officer (Orosz) and an old woman in debt (Nagy) who is protecting her home. The story takes place in only one location, in front of the woman’s house, over one day, from the morning to the late afternoon. Due to the old lady’s strong resistance, more and more authorities have to get involved, creating an absurd chaos that is at the heart of the film and frames the narrative arc of the main character. Throughout that day, we will discover a judicial officer who seems efficient and professional, but who in reality is nothing but a young boy trying to show the world how tough he can be. However, by witnessing the drama of the old lady and her eviction, he will realise that he can no longer be an obedient little soldier for the system.

Produced by Gábor Osváth for Filmfabriq and by Péter Fülöp for FP Films, Eviction was co-produced by Judit Romwalter for Sparks. Supported by the incubator programme of the National Film Institute, the feature will be distributed in Hungarian cinemas in the second semester of 2021. International sales are handled by NFI World Sales.

As a reminder, Filmfabriq’s roster of films includes the recent On the Quiet [+see also:
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interview: Zoltán Nagy
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by Zoltán Nagy (discovered last year at Tallin), Captives [+see also:
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by Kristóf Deák, and the documentary Colors of Tobi [+see also:
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by Alexa Bakony which won at the Docu Rough Cut Boutique last August (news). As for the company FP Films, it was noticed at the Biennale College Cinema of the 2018 Venice Film Festival with Deva [+see also:
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interview: Petra Szőcs
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by Petra Szöcs and last summer with Budapest Heist [+see also:
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by Balázs Lóth.

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(Translated from French by Manuela Lazic)

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