French WW2 Drama Starring Mélanie Thierry Shoots in Hungary

    Mélanie Thierry in Dumas (2010) Mélanie Thierry in Dumas (2010) copyright: France 2 Cinéma, K2, Union Générale Cinématographique (UGC)

    BUDAPEST: The historical drama La Chambre de Mariana directed by Emmanuel Finkiel and starring Mélanie Thierry is currently shooting in Hungary.

    The film written by Finkiel is an adaptation of the 2006 novel of the same title by Aharon Appelfeld and follows an 11-year boy, Hugo, who is entrusted by his mother to her friend Mariana, a 35-year old prostitute. As the mother is fleeing the ghetto and deportation in 1943 Ukraine and Poland, Hugo’s existence is suspended in a room without windows, where his imagination takes flight.

    CinéFrance Studios is producing and French companies Curiosa Films and Celluloid Dreams are also attached to the project, according to Budapest Reporter.