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Forgacs Documentary Premieres at Hungarian Film Week

Iulia Blaga 2012-01-22

{mosimage}BUDAPEST: Honeyland - German unity @ Balaton (Mezfold - Nemet egyseg a balatonnal), a documentary from Hungarian director Péter Forgacs (www.forgacspeter.hu), is set to screen at Hungarian Film Week before going on to a TV release. The film is a Hungarian-Dutch co-production between Új Budapest Filmstúdió (www.ujbudapestfilmstudio.hu) and Lumen Film, supported by ZDF (www.zdf.de), ARTE (www.arte.tv) and the Hungarian Ministry of National Resources (www.nefmi.gov.hu).

Producer László Kántor told FNE why he got involved in this 78.5 minute project exploring the charm and the spirit of the Balaton Lake through the ages: "First of all, Péter Forgács is an outstanding director whose movies can't be compared with any documentaries in the world. Secondly, the film makes us understand in a human way what happened in the last 30 years in the Eastern Europe. All his films work on this level, but here the Eastern European feelings and human beings are more interwined."

The budget is 164,076 Euro, Kántor told FNE. The film will go directly to TV, and it will be screened on ZDF and ARTE first.

Negotiations with sales company Films Boutique (www.filmsboutique.com) are underway.

Production Information

Új Budapest Filmstúdió - Office:

15 Erkel street

Budapest, Hungary

Phone/Fax: (+36 1) 316.0943

(+36 1) 336. 1009

www.ujbudapestfilmstudio.hu

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Postal address

1461, Budapest

Pf.222, Hungary

Lumen Film

Korte Prinsengracht 17d, NL-1013 GN

Amsterdam, Netherlands

Phone: +31 (0)20 623 26 00

Fax: +31 (0)20 625 48 30

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Credits

Director: Péter Forgács

Art consultant, camera and interviews: Gusztáv Hámos

Editor: Péter Sass

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