Bathory Headed to Houston

Written by FNE Staff

The Central European blockbuster film Bathory directed by Juraj Jakubisko has been selected for the Remi awards at the 44th WorldFest-Houston film festival, 8-17 April 2011.

{mosimage}Bathory broke attendance records when it was released in Slovakia and the Czech Republic in 2008. The film, a Czech/Slovak/Polish/Hungarian coproduction, tells the fantastically reimagined story of Erzsebet Bathory, a Slovak aristocrat who was infamously compared to Vlad the Impaler, the model for Dracula.

The film stars UK actress Anna Friel as the Hungarian countess who resided in Slovakia, Czech actor Karel Roden, and Franco Nero. Bathory won several awards from both the Slovak and Czech film academies.

The film was produced by Deana Jakubiskova-Horvathova for Jakubisko's production company J&J Jakubisko (http://jakubiskofilm.com).

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