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Balaton – On the Shore of The Hungarian Sea

 

Nature documentary, Hungary
65 mins, 2018

European and Chinese first nights: from May 2018
Distributor in Europe and in China: Pannonia Entertainment

The shallow watered Balaton is the biggest lake in Central Europe. Although holidaymakers are all over the beaches during summertime, the lake and its surroundings offer diverse natural treasures. This landscape has been formed by the extraordinary marriage of geology, wildlife and mankind. The volcanic cones and grottos, the lime steps and valleys of gorges, the swamps and groves along the shore open our eyes on never seen miracles. Ground squirrels, wild cats, peregrine falcons and ravens, egrets and herons nestling in flocks, dormouses setting on nighttime adventures, and mating-dancing asps become live in the spectacular underwater and aerial footage shot during 150 days in 3 years partly by special, waterproof cameras, hidden wildcameras and drones, in state of the art 4K quality. The newest nature documentary of – Wild Szigetköz’s and The Kunság’s awart winning director and DOP – Szabolcs Mosonyi and his creative mate, Erika Bagladi – producer and scriptwriter – is arriving to European and Chinese cinemas in cinemascope format in May 2018.

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Lords of Chaos

 

Oslo, 1987. 17-year-old Euronymous is determined to escape his traditional upbringing and becomes fixated on creating ‘true Norwegian black metal’ with his band Mayhem. He mounts shocking publicity stunts to put the band’s name on the map, but the lines between show and reality start to blur. Arson, violence and a vicious murder shock the nation that is under siege by these Lords of Chaos.

 

Production information:

Directed by Jonas Akerlund
Production year: 2018
Release date: May 9.
Territory rights: HU,
Run time: 120 min
Format: 2K DCP
Language: English
Subtitles: Hungarian

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Mary Shelley

 

In 1814, Regency-era London, Mary Wollstonecraft-Godwin is a 16 year old aspiring writer working in the bookshop of her father, renowned writer William Godwin, now re-married to Mary Jane Clairmont after the passing of his first wife, philosopher Mary Wollstonecraft. Mary Jane’s daughter, Claire Clairmont and Mary have become close stepsisters. Whilst visiting Scotland at the house of one of William’s friends, Mary meets the 21 year old poet, Percy Bysshe Shelley, and an instant attraction sparks between them. Returning to London a little time later, Mary unexpectedly meets Percy again when he appears at her house, asking William to take him on as an apprentice. Fascinated by Percy, Mary begins a bohemian and torrid relationship with him, despite the opposition of her father and her stepmother, especially after they discover Percy is married with a daughter whom he supports but no longer loves.

Production information:

Directed by Haifaa Al-Mansour
Production year: 2016
Release date: April 4.
Territory rights: HU,
Run time: 110 min
Format: 2K DCP
Language: English
Subtitles: Hungarian

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Pope Francis: A Man of His Word

 

“Pope Francis – A Man of His Word” is intended to be a personal journey with Pope Francis, rather than a biographical documentary about him. The pope’s ideas and his message are central to this documentary, which sets out to present his work of reform and his answers to today’s global questions.

 

Production information:

Directed by Wim Wenders
Production year: 2018
Release date: April 18.
Territory rights: HU,
Run time: 96 min
Format: 2K DCP
Language: Italy – English
Subtitles: Hungarian

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Egon Schiele: Death and the Maiden

 

Egon Schiele is one of the most provocative artists in Vienna at the beginning of the 20th Century. His life and work are driven by beautiful women and an era that is coming to an end. Two women will have a lasting impact on him – his sister and first muse Gerti, and 17 year old Wally, arguably his one true love, immortalized in his famous painting ‘Death and the Maiden’. His radical paintings scandalize Viennese society while daring artists like Gustav Klimt and art agents alike are sensing the exceptional. But he is also prepared to go beyond his own pain and to sacrifice Love and Life for his art that inspires us up to this day.

 

Production information:

Directed by Dieter Berner
Production year: 2016
Release date: March 14.
Territory rights: HU,
Run time: 110 min
Format: 2K DCP
Language: German
Subtitles: Hungarian

 

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Gemenc – The Wild Danube

 

nature documentary, Hungary, 2017 (6)
directed by Frigyes Olma

Running time: 60 Min

The landscape of Gemenc, the largest floodplain woods of Central Europe, is living and developing together with its waters. The river Danube defines the life of the drainage area’s flora and fauna, either by protecting or threatening, building or vanishing the scenery. The forest and the river provide an outstanding habitat for their residents, families of deers, boars, eagles, jackals, beavers, cranes and kingfishers of the Gemenc floodplain woods, including one of the area’s greatest population of the protected black storks. This stunning nature documentary – released with the support of WWF Hungary –  gives us insight into their lives. The film is a result of five years’ stringent and tenacious work: special disguised wildlife monitoring cameras, underwater or drone cameras were used to capture the wildlife of the drainage area including precious and previously unseen images of black storks nesting and raising up their squealers, or dramatic recordings of the big flood of the Danube in 2013. Besides the area’s wildlife, the documentary puts great emphasis on the presentation of the floodplain woods’ unique atmosphere as well, by capturing dawning landscapes and by numerous mid-air shots made with drones, while playing the evergreen melodies of Strauss, Vivaldi, Verdi, Puccini, Mahler and Bartók in the background.

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The Golden Jackal (The Kunság – The Secret Life of the Hungarian Puszta)

 

VadKunsag_fotok05In the middle of the Carpathian Basin, lying between the Tisza and the Danube, the landscape is like any other plain in Europe. It was once shaped by winds and rivers, today it bears traces of human activities. However, the Great Hungarian Plain is different. It has a secret life, where something interesting happens all the time…

Pannonia Entertainment distributes  this award winning Hungarian nature documentary to cinemas across Hungary, Czech Republic, Slovakia, Romania, Poland, Bulgaria, Estonia, Latvia, Lithouania, Croatia, Serbia, Slovenia, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Macedonia, Montenegro, Greece, Austria, Germany, United Kingdom, France, Switzerland, Finland, Norway, Sweeden and China.

Available from 24th of March 2016 on DCP.

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