Magazine article Variety

Helmer Duo Bow Animated Feature 'White Plastic Bag'

Magazine article Variety

Helmer Duo Bow Animated Feature 'White Plastic Bag'

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TIBOR BÁNÓCZKI AND Sarolta Szabó, the duo behind the critically successful shorts "Les Conquerants" and "Leftover," are set to make their feature debut with "White Plastic Bag," an ecology- themed dystopian animated feature.

Now in pre-production, "White Plastic Bag" takes place in Budapest in 2220. The soil of the earth hasn't been fertile for 100 years, causing the extinction of wild life. In Budapest, the survivors are sheltered in a large bubble that protects them from the ultraviolet light and pollution. The future of humanity relies on a mysterious plant created from genetic experiments that people must absorb by the age of 50, leading them to transform themselves into plants. The story is told through the lives of a young couple, Stefan and Nora, who are grieving the loss of their son.

"White Plastic Bag" is set up at France's Paprika Films, Hungary's Salto Film and Slovakia's Artichoke Films.

Budgeted at 3. …

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