19-03-2012

PRODUCTION: Kenyeres Balint in Preproduction with Hier

Written by FNE Staff

{mosimage}BUDAPEST: Hungarian director Kenyeres Balint will shoot his first feature, Hier, in Morroco for seven weeeks and in Hungary for one week fall 2012.

The project received 515,000 Euro (150 million HUF) from the Hungarian National Film Fund (www.filmalap.hu) in February.

The original title is Tegnap, but Bálint prefers to call it by the French "Hier" in order to avoid Yesterday "because of connotations," he told FNE.

Kenyeres wrote the original script with Tamás Beregi, András Forgach and Eva Zabezsinszkij. The story concerms a 50-year-old man who owns an engineering company and who arrives on business in North Africa. He is confronted with memories of his youth which, together with the reappearance of a past love, put him into a labyrinth where present and past intertwine. The dialogue is in French, English and Arabic.

The project is a co-production between Attila Csáky of Hungary's Cameo Film (www.cameofilm.hu), François d'Artemare of France's Les Films de L'Après-midi, and Anna Croneman of Bob Film Sweden (www.bobfilmsweden.com). It is supported by the Hungarian National Film Fund, the Hungarian Ministry of National Resources (www.nefmi.gov.hu), CNC France (www.cnc.fr), MEDIA Programme (ec.europa.eu), and the Sweden's Film i Väst (www.filmivast.se). Hier was selected for l'Atelier de Cannes in 2011.

The director told FNE that they are "just finalizing the budget of 2.4 million Euro," The international cast includes Maurice Benichou, Jesper Christensen, Vlad Ivanov, Nastassja Kinski and Stellan Skarsgård. Mátyás Erdély (Delta) is the DOP.

The start of film "is not decided yet, mostly depending on the actors' availability," Kenyeres told FNE. Postproduction will be split between Hungary, France and Sweden, with the premiere set for 2013.

Production information

Cameofilm Kft.

Ötvös János u 11/B

Hungary, 1061 Budapest

Phone: +36 20 922 98 83

www.cameofilm.hu
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Attila Csáky : +36 20 277 67 67

Les Films de l'Après-midi

54 rue René Boulanger

75010 Paris, France

Phone: +33 1 45 44 07 81

Fax: +33 1 44 52 15 01

Producer - François d'Artemare

Bob Film Sweden

Hokens gata 10

11646 Stockholm, Sweden

Phone: +46 8 556 930 90

Fax: +46 8 556 930 99

www.bobfilmsweden.com

Jan Blomgren - CEO/Producer: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

Credits

Director: Kenyeres Bálint

Script: Kenyeres Bálint

Tamás Beregi

András Forgach

Eva Zabezsinszkij

DOP: Mátyás Erdély

Cast: Maurice Benichou

Jesper Christensen

Vlad Ivanov

Nastassja Kinski

Stellan Skarsgård