Valan
(Valan)

feature, HD, 97 minutes

thriller

PREMIER (HUNGARY): 2019. 11. 21.

Péter investigates a sex-trafficking ring as a big city cop in Brasov. He has dedicated his life to finding women who have disappeared, and he sees his sister Juli in every girl he saves. Juli disappeared twenty-two years ago in their hometown, Valan, in the ensuing chaos of the Romanian Revolution of 1989.

Péter has to return to the Transylvanian mining town after receiving a phone call that the body of his sister might have been found among the pines on a snow-capped mountain. His personal investigation in Valan not only forces him to confront a crime rate that is stifling the town, but it also takes him back to the labyrinth of the past where he must face his own demons.

Creators

Béla Bagota Director
Béla Bagota Screenplay
Dániel Garas Director of photography
Károly Szalai Editor
Albert Márkos Music
László Kántor Producer
Matrix Film Production company
Csaba Krisztik, András Hatházi, Emőke Pál, Júlia Nyakó, László Mátray Cast

Awards

Porto FANTASPORTO - 2020 Best Director
Porto FANTASPORTO - 2020 Best Screenplay
Hungarian Film Awards - 2020 Best Cinematography
Parma Music Film Festival - 2020 Best Screenplay

Festivals

Warsaw International Film Festival - 2019
Lagów International Film Festival - 2020 (in competition)
Săo Paulo Cinefantasy - 2020 (in competition)
Palic International Film Festival - 2020 (in competition)
British Academy of Film and Television Arts (BAFTA) -

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