We have installed the new Kodak P-200 Film Cleaning System for the cleaning of 16 and 35 mm films in shooting period and archives. The new system is economical, compact and digitally controlled, operated through a colour touch screen. The film transfer is fast and safe, both tension and film speed are constantly adjusted whilst the machine is running. Four precision manufactured atomisation nozzles and toughened glass doors keep the cleaning environment dust free. Not only there is a graphical display but the cleaner can send emails with data such as footage cleaned and solvent level and usage.
The 4K restored digital copy of Zoltán Fábri’s Merry-Go-Round (1956) was presented with great success at the Cannes Film Festival’s Cannes Classics on May 19th.
The first official trailer debuted for the French historical drama HHhH (English title: The Man with the Iron Heart). The first feature movie of Cédric Jimenez follows the plot against Reinhard Heyrich who was a high-ranking Nazi officer during World War II.
From the 11th and 23rd of April prewar Czech films, such as Carl Junghans’s Such Is Life (1930), Hugo Haas’s The White Disease (1937) and Gustav Machatý From Saturday to Sunday (1931) restored at the Hungarian Filmlab are screened at MoMA, The Museum of Modern Art in New York. The programme, Ecstasy and Irony: Czech Cinema, 1927–1943 was organized in collaboration with the Czech National Film Archive (NFA).
“Sing” (Hungarian title “Mindenki”), written and directed by Kristóf Deák, received the Oscar for Best Live Action Short Film at the 89th Academy Awards.
Last year’s Hungarian Oscar-Award was followed by a Golden Bear at the Berlinale Film Festival! The series of success is continued by Ildikó Enyedi’s love story, On Body and Soul after receiving the FIPRESCI prize by the film critics in Berlin as well. Congratulations to the crew!
Berlinale Film Festival has started today, where Ildikó Enyedi’s new feature, Body and Soul is in competition for the Golden Bear. The last Hungarian film in competition at Berlinale was Just the Wind by Bence Fliegauf in 2012, produced by Inforg-M&M Film as well. It won the grand prize of the jury, the Silver Bear, among others. The 4K DCP of Ikarie XB-1 (dir. Jindřich Polák), an early Czech science fiction film restored in the Hungarian Filmlab will be screened in the Restrospective section of the festival, dedicated to the genre of sci-fi this year. We are proud to have had the opportunity to take part in both films, and we keep our fingers crossed for Ildikó!
Zsigmond Vilmos Film Festival is going to take place from the 10th to the 13th of May in Szeged, in the hometown of the world-famous, Academy Award-winner cinematographer.