For us the Cinéfondation: Hungarian exam films at the Cannes festival
In a week's time, the 72nd Cannes Film Festival will kick off, where Cinéfondation's short film Catherine's As So Far has been selected. Over the past 21 years, several Hungarian filmmakers have turned to work in various international film schools, and the line was opened in 2004 by Kornél Mundruczó, a regular guest at Cannes. Before we get into the thrills of this year's festival, we have selected a selection of short films that have previously competed and possibly won awards in this section.
This year's festival is also open for anyone to look at: the 24-minute As so far, it was made by Katalin Moldová at the Master's degree in Motion Picture Art at METU (Budapest Metropolitan University). Her protagonists are a mother and daughter who share a hopeful lie when her mother, Margaret, falls ill. Starring Vera Venczel and Ildikó Tóth, the screenplay from Krisztina Tóth's eponymous short story, edited by Katalin Moldova and Zita Palóczi. The cinematographer is András Táborosi, the editor is Orsolya Soltész.
Claire Denis, a French-born filmmaker, creator of Beautiful Work, Embarrassing Everyday Life, and High Life, competing in Venice last year, will chair the Catherine of Moldova section and this year's jury of short feature films. He and four other jury members will decide on the prize for "As Hitherto Available": English actress Stacy Martin (Nymphomaniac), Israeli screenwriter Eran Kolirin (Visit the band), Panos H. Koutras, Greek-born writer (Greek hospitality) and Cătălin Mitulescu , a Romanian producer, director and screenwriter (How I Survived the End of the World).
The first Hungarian film debuted at Cinefondation in 2004: Kornél Mundruczó's diploma film, Little Apocryph No.2, was selected for the program. For the then 29-year-old director, this was the entry point to the festival's regular guests. He made his early film with his fellow filmmaker Viktória Petrányi and actress Tóth Orsi, and his story crosses the paths of three men and a woman at the mouth of the Danube (where Delta's film will later play).
Two years later, the newly graduated Ágnes Kocsis short film, The Virus, was selected for the School Film Competition and won the & nbsp; shared third prize, which was taken from the then jury president, Andrei Konchalovsky, the Russian director. Another member of the jury was an ornate company: actress Sandrine Bonnaire, director Tim Burton, actor Daniel Brühl, director Souleymane Cisse and composer Zbigniew Preisner.
In the film's story, Gergely Bánki transforms into a young virus researcher who encounters a new virus he has never seen before - he feels no pain, but his body is covered with red spots. He is separated from the rest of the hospital, where for the first time in his life he is confronted with the oppressive private. Sorry, the 27-minute pilot movie is unavailable online. & Nbsp;
She was followed by Bálint Szimler's SZFE diploma film, I'm Here in 2010, just after she won the Best Short Film Award at the Film Review. The protagonist of the 36-minute black-and-white film is Viktor, a very strange boy who wakes up in the night of Budapest, strangely faces from home to apartment, slamming, drifting away from people, and meditating on the great issues of life.
"In the first minutes, Here I Really Looks Like a Striped Student Movie - the kind that chooses smoking instead of dialogues instead of wandering the plot - but then both the protagonist and the whole aesthetic simply sweep away every cliche. Which seems pointless. , the goal itself, to wander around the city, go up to buddies, go over a night, show all of this, and convey the spirit of that geller in 35 minutes, without a minute of boredom, seems to be impossible for Simler and his crew. ” at the time.
This spring he introduced his first feature film, Guerillá, played by Mór György Kárpáti at the time of the World War II. Before his first big film, he made several short ones in Ildikó Enyedi's class (these are & nbsp; shown here & nbsp; in more detail), and there was his diploma film Provincia, which competed in the Cinéfondation section in 2014. The protagonist of the film is Otto, a grocery store supplier. One time you take the goods to the countryside, your truck breaks down with an archaeological excavation. A day spent here will have a big impact on him.
2016 also marked the first domestic animation success: Nadra Kawase, the then jury president of the section, was awarded the third prize for Andrasev Nadja's diploma film The Licking Nose. Inspired by the story of Adam Bodor's Forgiveness, a lonely woman has an intimate relationship with her plants that is also noticed by her neighbor's curious cat.
The last time a Hungarian exam film was selected in the selection, two years ago, it was Aaron Saint Peter's film Invisible, which was judged by Cristian Mungiu, jury president, a prominent figure in the Romanian new wave. In the story, Balázs, a blind boy employed by the Invisible Exhibition, introduces Anna through a guided tour of a dark room with her boyfriend. The meeting of the two young people leaves a mark differently, but both of them leave a mark. The next time they get together, they start talking about the few minutes at the exhibition, the blindness of Balázs, and how most people with disabilities are usually & nbsp; treated. & Nbsp;
Attila Hartung's first feature film is a close-up of Z-generation members born after the turn of the millennium. Unrestrained party nights in Budapest, Youtube challenges and scandal are the core of Falka, but a video abuse breaks the balance. It is lively, youthful, full of alternative Hungarian bands, talented young faces and some serious lessons.
Who Remained is a soul-lifting, light-hearted and warm-hearted story of the healing power of love in post-WWII Budapest. This year Barnabás Tóth's film represents Hungary in the international film category at the Oscar.