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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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Close Encounters with Vilmos Zsigmond

 

thumb_1981_film_poster_bigCLOSE ENCOUNTERS WITH VILMOS ZSIGMOND is a very special encounter. The last of the Mohicans, the legendary american cinematographer, Vilmos Zsigmond, 83 years old meeting Pierre Filmon, a young french director. Pierre wanted Vilmos to shoot his first feature film. Waiting for its pre-production, after many encounters, another movie took place : a movie in which the cameraman stand in front of the frame. Shot in Paris, in California and his homeland Hungary, from May 2014 to March 2016 CLOSE ENCOUNTERS WITH VILMOS ZSIGMOND is a documentary about a director of photography. A personal journey with the brightest shadow maker and his friends (directors, actors and cinematographers).

Pannonia Entertainment distributes to cinemas from 3rd November 2016 across Hungary.

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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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Hungaricums – Hungarian Short Documentary Series (COMING SOON)

 

EXTRAORDINARY WORLD OF NICOLAS SCHÖFFER

olasz_magyar_10_schofferDocumentary film (English version, 25’)

A defining trend of the 60s was people`s optimistic faith in human intellectual energies, an unprecedented collaboration of scientific and artistic groups. Nicolas Schöffer, being one of best known artists of the era had a tremendous influence on future trends and is regarded as founder of cybernetic art.
“The task of an artist today is not the creation of art, but to enable the process of creation.”  – Nicolas Schöffer

Directed by Sándor Gerebics
Director of Photography Zsolt Nagy ’Big’
Narrated by Richard Rifkin

SOUND BEYOND TIME

olasz_magyar_10_boganyiDocumentary film (English version, 4K, 25’)
“We are dreaming up a sound. We have a certain idea. What a musician hears inside is always more beautiful than what he ends up emitting. At the same time, one should do it. This was the main train of thought behind the inspiration. It wasn’t the only one, however.” – Gergely Bogányi

GIVE ME A BIRO!

eec8010e180204bdda71f71c309be2a4Documentary film (English version,  25’)

“I used to read medicine, I used to racing cars, I was a graphologist, I did research in biology, I was an insurance clerk, I was in cargo shipping, I was an artist painter, and I was a journalist, a book publisher, a sculptor and an inventor. To be truthful, my profession is not to have a specific field of expertise”, Bíró wrote of himself. His most significant invention, the ballpoint pen was related to his career as a journalist.

Directed by Sándor Gerebics
Director of Photography: György Geo Tóth
Music by Béla Szakcsi Lakatos

Pannonia Entertainment will distribute these stunning documentaries 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.