Weekend postponed

By Zsolt Gyenge

    The shooting of Weekend by director Áron Mátyássy (winner of the main prize of the Hungarian Film Week with his first feature Utolsó idők / Last Times), is postponed until next year due to financial problems.

    According to producer Gergely Fodor, shooting was planned to start on August 2, with all the permissions and locations already obtained and booked.

    Weekend is a thriller about a Hungarian group visiting the mountains of Transylvania, Romania, and its script won several script-writing competitions. The film has completed pre-production. The producer told film.hu that they had to stop the production because the involvement of its partners was conditional upon the support of MMKA funding. Fodor now has a signed contract from MMKA guaranteeing they will finance the film in 2011 (with 72.5 million HUF, approx. 255,000 euros), giving the producers the possibility of finding other partners.

    Production details:

    Budapest Film Produkciós Kft.
    Address: H-1013, Budapest, Attila út 13/A.
    tel. + 36 1 225 1338
    fax.: +36 1 225 1339
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