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Cannes: Hungarian Film Fund Backs Kornel Mundruczo’s ‘Superfluous Man,’ Gyorgy Palfi’s ‘The Voice’ (EXCLUSIVE)

Janos Szasz’s 'Bridge of Sighs' is a period love triangle thriller

The Hungarian National Film Fund, which backed this year’s foreign-language Oscar winner “Son of Saul,” and is overseen by Hollywood producer Andy Vajna, has revealed the latest tranche of projects it has backed. The films receiving funding include Kornel Mundruczo’s “Superfluous Man,” which was granted $2.54 million. Mundruczo’s “White Dog” won Cannes’ Un Certain Regard award in 2014.

Gyorgy Palfi’s crime story “The Voice,” which is based on Stanislaw Lem’s cult novel “His Master’s Voice,” received $2.22 million. Palfi won best director for “Free Fall” at Karlovy Vary Film Festival in 2104. Nimrod Antal’s crime drama “The Whisky Robber” was given $4.06 million. Antal’s 2004 film “Kontroll” played in Cannes’ Un Certain Regard.

Among projects in post-production to receive funding include Janos Szasz’s “Bridge of Sighs,” which is a period love triangle thriller. Szasz’s credits include “Woyzeck,” “Opium” and “The Notebook,” which won Karlovy Vary Film Festival’s Crystal Globe in 2013. The fund granted support totaling $1.82 million.
“Budapest Noir,” a period thriller by Eva Gardos (“An American Rhapsody”), nabbed $3.31 million.

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