Magazine article Screen International

Andy Vanya Toasts Hungary Fund

Magazine article Screen International

Andy Vanya Toasts Hungary Fund

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The Terminator 3 and Die Hard With a Vengence producer also confimred he would stay at the helm of the Fund until at least 2018.

Holocaust drama Son Of Saul from young director Laszlo Nemes, riding high in Screen's Cannes Competition critics' poll, was developed and financed by the Fund. This follows on from the success another Fund-backed film, Kornél Mundruczó's Un Certain Regard award winner White God enjoyed last year.

"We hope to continue trying to create films that provide interest for festivals and we are working very hard on create movies that work for audiences at home," Vajna commented of the twin-pronged strtagey the Fund is pursuing.

"We have changed a little bit the world opinion about Hungarian cinema," Vajna claimed.

Vajna was fiercely attacked by some leading figures in the local industry when he took up his job. …

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