Hungarian shop-window in Paris
Yesterday afternoon, Lajos Koltai’s Fateless [+see also:
film profile] , the big Hungarian box-office success of 2005, (news) opened the 2nd Hungary Making Films festival, which will run until March 21 in Paris. With 8 features and 8 shorts, the programme allows an opportunity to discover a blossoming film industry which is, however, rarely seen on French screens, though rumours abound that the winner of the last Hungarian Film Week, György Palfi’s Taxidermia [+see also:
film profile], (news) could well be screened at the next Cannes Festival.
Taking place at the l’Entrepôt cinema in Paris and organised by the Pilm association, on the menu for the event are notably Nimrod Antal’s Kontroll [+see also:
film profile], Tamás Sas’ Down by Love and Temptation by Zoltan Kamondi who is currently in postproduction fine-tuning his next film The Archibishop's Visit (see article). Also present are The Porcelain Doll by Péter Gárdos (Hungarian director of the year 2005 – see news) and Adrián Róbert Pejó’s Dallas Pashamende which was screened at the Berlin Panorama 2005. But the event’s principal attractions of the event will not doubt be two first features who reputations precede them. Roland Vranik’s Black Brush (interview) was crowned best Hungarian film of last year, while the animated film Aron Gauder’s The District scooped up numerous prizes at international festivals (see article). It is worth highlighting, too, the various round-tables planned, under the umbrella "Hungarian cinema : between talent and the reality of the market" (Saturday March 18) and "Hungarian animation" (Thursday 21).
Fateless will be released on May 3rd in French theatres by Films Sans Frontières and CTV International will release Gauder’s The District on March 29, while keeping Nimrod Antal’s Kontroll in reserve (no doubt for the summer). György Palfi’s Taxidermia (news) could well be screened at the Cannes Festival.
(Translated from French)
Did you enjoy reading this article? Please subscribe to our newsletter to receive more stories like this directly in your inbox.