BRATISLAVA: The Slovak Film Week, a showcase of domestic production organised by the Slovak Film and Television Academy from 9 to 15 April 2018, will introduce Gyorgy Kristóf’s debut feature Out. This Slovak/Hungarian/Czech coproduction had its world premiere in the Un Certain Regard section of the 2017 Cannes Film Festival.
The film is an Eastern European odyssey depicting the story of 50 years old Ágoston, who takes up the chance to go abroad on a quest for the job of his long-forgotten dreams.
Director/scriptwriter Gyorgy Kristóf penned the script together with Eszter Horváth and Gábor Papp. „We didn’t want to make a social drama or to use any of the Eastern European film clichés, but we wanted to find a different expression. What I liked most was the idea of a synthesis between minimalism and absurd humour. It was the first film of that kind that I ever made,“ Kristóf told the media.
The film stars Sándor Terhes and Judit Bárdos, who are nominated for best leading actor and best supporting actress at the Sun in a Net national awards, which will be announced as part of the Slovak Film Week event on 6 April 2018.
The film was produced by Slovakia‘s sentimentalfilm in coproduction with Mirage Film Studio, endorfilm, KMH Film, Punkchart Films, RTVS, Film Angels Studio and FAMU. The budget was 1,380,000 EUR. The Slovak Audiovisual Fund, the Czech State Cinematography Fund, the Ministry of Culture of the Slovak Republic and the Hungarian Film Fund supported the film.
Vertigo Média released the film theatrically in Hungary in June 2017, Slovakia’s ASFK released it in September 2017 and Czech Aerofilms in December 2017.
Director: Gyorgy Kristóf Scriptwriters: Gyorgy Kristóf, Eszter Horváth, Gábor Papp DoP: Gergely Pohárnok Editor: Adam Brothánek Sound: Jan Richtr Set design: Branislav Mihálik Costumes: Miriam Struharová, Hana Převrátilová Cast: Sándor Terhes, Éva Bandor, Judit Bárdos, Ieva Norvele