Netflix has taken all North American rights to Ildiko Enyedi’s Berlin Golden Bear winner, On Body And Soul. Written and directed by Enyedi, the movie is Hungary’s entry for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar. Its U.S. premiere will take place on November 12 at AFI Fest with Netflix releasing on February 21, 2018.
As Europa Cinemas celebrates its 25th anniversary, the pan-European network continues to play a vital role in helping exhibitors to play European films. Screen explores the achievements so far - and future challenges BY GEOFFREY MACNAB
Having risen to prominence in 2014 with his debut fiction feature, The Ambassador to Bern (which was singled out with the Bronze Zenith at Montreal), and having also proven popular with his subsequent opus, Demimonde (which bagged three trophies at the Hungarian Film Week in 2016, including Best Screenplay and Best Cinematography; also awarded at Nashville, Naples and Anchorage), Attila Szàsz was on the verge of wrapping the shoot for Tall Tales (Apró mesék) on Saturday.
Between 2-5 November 2017, the first Budapest Classics Film Marathon will take place in the city’s oldest and most prestigious film theatres: the Uránia National Film Theatre and Corvin Cinema and also in the Budapest French Institute.
The film Memo by the writer-director István Tasnádi was chosen the best European TV Movie reported by webradio.hu. The award was given to the movie during the Prix Europa festival that is the largest annual tri-medial festival in Europe. The annually organised event in Berlin takes place in the 3rd week of October and awards the best European Television, Radio and Online productions in 14 different categories.
Pauline Kael memorably praised Robert Altman’s McCabe & Mrs. Miller as “ a beautiful pipe dream of a movie.” This poetic, revisionist Western is set in the Northwest at the turn of the 20th century and stars Warren Beatty and Julie Christie (Oscar-nominated for her performance). We present this screening as a tribute to Oscar- winning cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond (Deliverance, The Long Goodbye, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, The Deer Hunter).
The ASC has nominated Macbeth, shot by Adam Arkapaw; Son of Saul, shot by Mátyás Erdély, HSC; and Beasts of No Nation, shot by Cary Joji Fukunaga, for the Spotlight Award, which recognizes outstanding achievement in cinematography in a feature that was exhibited at a film festival, internationally, or in limited theatrical release.