The Maiden Danced To Death
(A halálba táncoltatott leány)

feature, 35mm, 106 minutes

co-produced with: Canada Slovenia

PREMIER (HUNGARY): 2011.

Steve, a dancer-turned-dance-impresario returns to his native Hungary after a 20-year absence. The Communist regime that expelled him is gone, his former apparatchik father had retired in disgrace, but his younger brother, Gyula still works in the same run-down studio with the same cash-strapped dance company they both started out in - and he is married to Steve’s former sweetheart, Mari.
The two brothers decide to revive their last project together, a dance piece based on the old ballad, The Maiden Danced to Death. If Gyula makes it to Steve’s exacting standards, Steve can take it on a world tour, reviving the sagging careers of both.
But the ghosts of the past begin to haunt them when Steve decides to even some old scores. As The Maiden Danced to Death rumbles towards the inevitable showdown, dramatic scenes seamlessly slip into dance or music.

Creators

Endre Hules Director
Endre Hules Screenplay
Vilmos Zsigmond, Zoltán Honti Director of photography
Ferenc Kiss Music
Gábor Garami Producer
Michael A. Dobbin, Igor Pedicek Co-producer
Cinema-Film, Quiet Revolution Pictures / CA, Casablanca Films / SI Production company
Endre Hules, Zsolt László, Bea Melkvi, Emőke Zsigmond, Lajos Kovács Cast

Awards

Budapest Hungarian Film Week - 2011 Best Actor

Festivals

Syracuse International Film Festival - 2012 (in competition)
Montreal The World Film Festival - 2011 (in competition)
Oldenburg International Film Festival - 2011
Chennai International Film Festival - 2012
Calgary International Film Festival - 2011
Vancouver EU Film Festival - 2011
Roma Independent Film Festival - 2013 (in competition)
Porto FANTASPORTO - 2012
Cleveland International Film Festival - 2012 (in competition)
Vilnius International Film Festival - 2012 (in competition)
Chicago EU Film Festival - 2012
Palic International Film Festival - 2012
Odessa International Film Festival - 2012 (in competition)

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