Hungarian director Frigyes Gödrös’s new project presented in Rio de Janeiro

Under the auspices of this year's Rio de Janeiro International Film Festival producers were invited to the 2nd Latin American-European Coproduction Workshop from October 2-5, organized by the Media Business School - Spain, the Festival do Rio, and the Brazilian Ministry of Culture.

Hungarian director Frigyes Gödrös' new Hungarian-Cuban film project based on the world-renowned Cuban magical realist writer Alejo Carpentier's novella Viaje a la Semilla (The Beginning of Things) was amongst the chosen European and Latin American projects invited to the seminar.

The intensive workshop featured lectures from the UK Film Council, Bavaria International, and Nordisk, as well as discussions, one-to-one pitchings and project analysis.

Viaje a la Semilla is produced by Glamour Films and Cameofilm of Hungary, and ICAIC of Cuba, and written by Frigyes Gödrös and Can Togay. The project is currently financing, and plans filming on location in Cuba. The story is about a Cuban nobleman's life in pre-revolutionary Cuba, told backwards through time. The work, according to Gödrös „examines the effects of time, its structure, and its role in the conflicts and tragedies of life", and will also delve into the worlds of afro-cuban religion and traditional music.

„We believe we have taken on this ambitious topic at just the right moment. Peruvian writer Mario Vargas Llosa, who was a great champion of Carpentier's writing, just won the Nobel prize for literature, and this year's Frankfurt Book Fair is showcasing Argentinian literature. Latin American literature is currently in the world spotlight" announced Andrea Kakuk and Attila Csáky, the film's producers.

Last modified on 17-10-2010