Post Mortem

horror/thriller

Post MortemOriginal title
horror/thriller Genre
2021Release
HDFormat
119 minRuntime
Péter BergendyDirector
Tamás Lajos, Ábel KövesProducer
Viktor Klem, Fruzsina Hais, Judit SchellCast

Synopsis

As a result of the destruction caused by World War I and the Spanish Flu, countless spirits have become stranded in our world. Tomas, the young, wandering, post mortem photographer, ends up in a small Hungarian village during the freezing winter of 1918, after meeting a ten year-old orphan girl, Anna. But as he becomes more closely acquainted with the life of the place, he feels increasingly like he must escape it. The noises in the night, the village enveloped in hostility, the strange deaths, and the shadowy figures appearing in his photographs all prompt him to leave as soon as possible. Only a vision in the night and the certainty that ghosts exist, makes Tomás return to the village, his conscience and desire for action awakened. He decides that with the help of the instruments at his disposal, he will investigate the ghosts' intentions and will find a way to get free of them. The little girl accompanies Tomás's exciting exploration through all its dangers, but they find no clear answers; all the while, the spirits wreak greater havoc as each moment passes.

FESTIVALS

2021 - Ravenna Nightmare Film Festival - Critics Award for Best Director - Péter Bergendy

2021 - 10 Toronto After Dark Film Festival - Best Film: Bronze Medal, Best Horror Film, Best Director - Péter Bergendi, Best Supporting Actor -  Fruzsina Hais, Best Cinematography, Best Editing, Best Special Effects and Best Sound Design, Most Scary Film and 'Film Most Want to See the Sequel to'

2021 - Parma International Music Film Festival - La Violetta d'Argento for Best Film

2021 - Sombra - Best Film

2021 - Sombra - Piros Zánkay - Best Screenplay

2021 - Sombra - Viktor Klem - Best Actor

2021 - Sombra - András Nagy - Best Photography

2021 - Fantasporto - 41 Festival Internacional de Cinema do Porto - Péter Bergendy - Best Director

2021 - Fantasporto - 41 Festival Internacional de Cinema do Porto - Piros Zánkay - Best Screenplay

2020 - Trieste Science+Fiction Festival - RAI4 Award

2020 - Trieste Science+Fiction Festival - Méliés D'argent Award Special Mention

 

 

Awards

Trieste Science+Fiction Film Festival - 2020 Rai 4 Award
Trieste Science+Fiction Film Festival - 2020 Special Mention
Porto FANTASPORTO - 2021 Best Director
Porto FANTASPORTO - 2021 Best Screenplay
Sombra Festival - 2021 Best Film
Sombra Festival - 2021 Best Screenplay
Sombra Festival - 2021 Best Cinematography
Sombra Festival - 2021 Best Actor
Hungarian Motion Picture Festival - 2021 Best Cinematography
Hungarian Motion Picture Festival - 2021 Best Editor
Hungarian Motion Picture Festival - 2021 Best Best Visual Design
Hungarian Motion Picture Festival - 2021 Best Make Up: Dániel Hámori
Parma Music Film Festival - 2021 La Violetta d'Argento for Best Film
Brugggore Horror Movie Festival - 2022 „Eye of the Beholder" Award
Grimmfest - Manchester's International Festival of Fantactis Film - 2022 Best Film
Grimmfest - Manchester's International Festival of Fantactis Film - 2022 Best SFX

Festivals

2020 - Sitges International Film Festival(in competition)
2020 - Warsaw International Film Festival(in competition)
2020 - San Sebastian DONASTIA(in competition)
2020 - Malaga Fancine(in competition)
2020 - Splat!FilmFest - International Fantastic Film Festival (in competition)
2021 - Brussels BIFFF(in competition)
2021 - Porto Alegre Fantaspoa(in competition)
2021 - Săo Paulo Cinefantasy(in competition)
2021 - Palic International Film Festival
2021 - Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival