Hungary Selects ‘Post Mortem’ for International Feature Oscar – The Hollywood Reporter
Hungary has picked Submit Mortem, a interval horror film set on the finish of World Struggle I, to be its official contender for the 2022 Oscars in the most effective worldwide function class.
Directed by Peter Bergendy, Submit Mortem premiered eventually 12 months’s Warsaw Movie Pageant and screened at Spain’s Sitges and several other worldwide fantasy movie fests. It gained 4 trophies on the Hungarian Movement Image Awards, together with for greatest cinematography, greatest modifying, greatest make-up, and greatest manufacturing design.
The movie follows Tomás (Viktor Klem), a autopsy photographer wandering by Hungary within the freezing winter of 1918, when the nation has been devastated by the slaughter of World Struggle I and the Spanish Flu epidemic. He meets a 10-year-old orphan lady, Anna (Fruzsina Hais). They take shelter in a village that seems to be haunted. Collectively they attempt to examine the explanation the spirits have returned to earth, raving with fury.
Black Mandala has picked up North American rights to Submit Mortem, which is being bought worldwide by NFI World Gross sales.
Hungary has been nominated ten instances for the worldwide function Oscar and has gained twice: for István Szabó’s Mephisto in 1981, and for László Nemes’ Holocaust drama Son of Saul in 2015.
The shortlist for the 2022 Oscars shall be unveiled on Dec. 21. Nominations shall be introduced on Feb. 8 and the 94th Academy Awards shall be held on March 27.