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PRODUCTION / FUNDING Hungary

Dániel Bálint Sós is filming Growing Old

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- Produced by CineSuper, the director’s first feature follows the moral dilemma of a father played by Szabolcs Hajdu

Dániel Bálint Sós is filming Growing Old
Actor-director Szabolcs Hajdu (© Bord Cadre films)

Bálint Dániel Sós has been shooting his first feature film, Growing Old (working title), since 14 November.

The cast is led by the eye-catching name of Szabolcs Hajdu (well-received for his acting performances, especially in his own films, It’s Not the Time of My Life [+see also:
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, which won the Crystal Globe in Karlovy Vary 2016, and Treasure City [+see also:
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, as well as in Land of Warm Waters). Starring alongside him are youngsters Ágoston Sáfrány (glimpsed in Post Mortem [+see also:
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), Milán Zikkert and Jakab-Aponyi Zonga. Anna Háy is also in on the action, together with Zoltán Friedenthál (remarked upon in Things Worth Weeping For [+see also:
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interview: Cristina Grosan
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), Zsófia Szamosi (crowned Best Actress during Hungarian Film Week, both in 2017 and 2019, courtesy of Strangled [+see also:
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and One Day [+see also:
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), Eliza Sodró (Toxikoma [+see also:
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), Péter Galambos and Robert Kardos.

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Written by Dániel Bálint Sós and Gergő V. Nagy (His Master’s Voice [+see also:
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, Deva [+see also:
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, Blossom Valley [+see also:
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), the story explores the moral dilemma of a father who is the sole witness to an accident caused by his own son and has to decide between accepting the burden of the truth (putting the life of his child at risk) or lying and deceiving his loved ones.

Growing Old is produced by Zoltán Mártonffy and Ádám Farkas on behalf of CineSuper and enjoyed support from the Hungarian National Film Institute’s Incubator programme. The 28-day film shoot will press on until 8 January in Budapest, Hévíz and Salgótarján, with Kristóf M. Deák heading up photography. International sales are still under negotiation.

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(Translated from French)

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