Hungarian-Slovak director and FAMU-graduate György Kristóf is getting ready for his first feature, and he will get significant help from L’Atelier at Cannes.
Out is one of the 15 projects selected for the 11th edition of Cinéfondation’s Atelier. Previous Hungarian directors attending L’Atelier include Bence Fliegauf, Károly Ujj Mészáros (both of whom have since realized their projects) and Bálint Kenyeres (now in pre-production), so Kristóf is clearly in good company.
Out is described as a minimalist comedy with absurd humour, and tells the story of a middle-aged father’s journey across Eastern Europe. Starring Sándor Terhes in the main role, the film is expected to start shooting at the end of July. The cinematographer will be Gergely Pohárnok, the frequent collaborator of György Pálfi (Taxidermia, Free Fall).
The project will be a Hungarian-Slovak-Latvian-Polish co-production. The Hungarian co-producers are Ferenc Pusztai (KMH Film) and Andrea Taschler (Mirage Film Studio). The script development of the project is supported by the Hungarian
National Film Fund.