Dolina
(Dolina)

feature, 35mm, 122 minutes, 1:1.85

co-produced with: Romania Italy

PREMIER (HUNGARY): 2007.

Bogdanski Dolina is a rundown town in a remote corner of the Earth that has been overtaken by terror. At one time Dolina was a flourishing little place, but now everything shows the signs of destruction and poverty, even though the inhabitants are doing their best to smarten things up a bit for the arrival of a high-ranking guest in the person of the Archbishop. Instead of the Archbishop, however, a certain Gabriel Ventuza arrives. On instructions from his brother, Gabriel has left behind western civilization and his medicinal plants, to take the long journey to Dolina with the aim of exhuming their father Viktor Ventuza, the famous people smuggler, and bringing back his earthly remains. Those in power of the strange ecclesiastical unit, the Vicarage, don�t look favourably on the stranger�s arrival. But Colentina Dunka, the head of one of the most important establishments in Dolina, the hairdressing salon, takes Gabriel under her wing � at which her combing ladies promptly fall in love for him. Even so Gabriel�s task is not easy. It is very costly, and Petrus, Colentina�s jealous foster son, soon turns up on the scene and does everything in his power to thwart Gabriel�s plans...

Based on The Archbishop's Visit by Ádám Bodor

Creators

Zoltán Kamondi Director
Zoltán Kamondi, Ádám Bodor Screenplay
Gábor Medvigy Director of photography
Zsuzsa Pósán Editor
László Melis Music
György Kovács Sound
György Árvai Visual design
Edit Szűcs, János Breckl Costumes
András Tóth Executive producer
Zoltán Kamondi Producer
MediaPro Pictures / RO, GAM Film / IT, Focusfilm, Duna Television Co-producer
Honeymood Ltd. Production company
Adriano Giannini, Piroska Molnár, Stefania Rivi, János Derzsi, Ioana Abur, Milán Vajda, János Bán, Zsolt Trill, Mari Törőcsik, Coca Bloos, Gábor Kocsó, Erika Molnár Cast

Awards

Syracuse International Film Festival - 2008 Best Cinematograph
Budapest Hungarian Film Week - 2007 Best Production Design
Porto FANTASPORTO - 2008 Best Cinematography
Tiburon International Film Festival - 2008 Best DirectorAward
Bitola International Film Camera Festival Manaki Brothers - 2007 Special Diploma

Festivals

Goa International Film Festival of India - 2007
Ourense International Independent Film Festival - 2007 (in competition)
London Raindance Film Festival - 2007
Bursa SILK ROAD Film Festival - 2007
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival - 2007 (in competition)
Brussels OffScreen - 2008
Piestany Cinematik - 2007
Wiesbaden GoEast Film Festival - 2008 (in competition)
Ankara International Film Festival - 2008
Warsaw International Film Festival - 2007 (in competition)
Roma MedFilm Festival - 2007 (in competition)

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