Jul 11 2013

Two awards for “The Notebook” at Karlovy Vary

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“The Notebook” wins Grand Prix Crystal Globe and Europa Cinema Labels Award at the 48th International Filmfestival Karlovy Váry

“The Notebook” (“Le Grand Cahier”), directed by Janos Szász, has been awarded with two prices at the 48th International Film Festival Karlovy Váry: the Grand Prix – Crystal Globe and the Europa Cinema Labels Award. The Grand Prix, worth 25.000 USD, has been presented by Oliver Stone at the Closing Gala of the festival. Members of the jury were Ivo Andrle, Claudia Llosa, Agniezska Holland (President), Sigurjon Sighvatsson, Meenakshi Shedde, Frédéric Boyer and Alon Garbuz.

“The Notebook” is a coproduction between Hunnia Filmstúdio (Budapest), Intuit Pictures (Berlin), AMOUR FOU Vienna and Dolce Vita (Paris) and is based on the novel written by Agota Kristof. The DOP of the film is the Austrian cameraman Christian Berger. In Austria, the film was supported by Filmfund Vienna and Filmstandort Austria.

The film premiered in Karlovy Váry in front of 1.300 spectators. “Screen International” wrote after the premiere screening: “‘The Notebook’ is the kind of film that no festival should miss and art houses will be delighted to show. (…) Superb photography by Christian Berger (Haneke’s cameraman on “The White Ribbon” and “Hidden”) contrasts between the splendour of nature and the humans in it…”
“The Notebook”
At the end of World War II, Hungary´s Cities are infested by dearth. Hoping to save the lives of her twins, a young mother brings them to their grandmother nearby a little town. Grandmother, whom they call the Witch, harbors the boys expextant that they may be useful to her. She drinks a lot and carries an attitude of cruel and icy dispassion, making them work hard and showing them no love. But they are wilier than she, spying on her through holes in the floor of the attic she can no longer reach, deliberately wounding each other to inure themselves to pain and learning the language of the occupying forces. They articulate those experiences in their very own bible, they simply call „The Notebook“. Hereby they try to keep their remarks as detailed and emotionessless as possible. They teach each other to be hard, cold and callous, hoping to learn surviving. The conclusio leads the fable to a bitter truth: trying to survive they learned the language of warefare; but then, without even noticing, they became evils’ proponents.
“The Notebook“ is a parable about the consequences of war on children’s psyches, based on the bestselling novel by the Swiss-Hungarian author Agota Kristof.

“Le Grand Cahier” / “Das Große Heft” / “The Notebook”
Ungarn / Deutschland / Österreich / Frankreich 2013
Hungary / Germany / Austria / France 2013

Drehbuch / written by: Janos Szász & András Szekér, basierend auf dem Roman von / based on the novel by Agota Kristof.
Regie / directed by: János Szász, Kamera / DOP : Christian Berger, Szenenbild / production design: István Galambos, Kostüm / Costumes: János Breckl, Maske / Make Up: Anna Kriskó, Schnitt / Editing: Szilvia Ruszev
Mit / With: András und Lásló Gyémánt, Piroska Monlár, Ulrich Thomsen, Ulrich Matthes, Sabin Tambrea
ProduzentInnen / Produced by: Sandor Söth, Pal Sandor, Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu, Bady Minck, Marc Irmer
Produktion / Production companies: Hunnia Film, Intuit Pictures, AMOUR FOU Vienna, Dolce Vita
Hergestellt mit Unterstützung von / supported by: MNFA, NEFMI, MBB, MDM, DFFF, FFW, FISA, Eurimages, CNC, Media

World Sales: Beta Film

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SOURCE: http://amourfoufilm.com

“The Notebook” wins Grand Prix Crystal Globe and Europa Cinema Labels Award at the 48th International Filmfestival Karlovy Váry

“The Notebook” (“Le Grand Cahier”), directed by Janos Szász, has been awarded with two prices at the 48th International Film Festival Karlovy Váry: the Grand Prix – Crystal Globe and the Europa Cinema Labels Award. The Grand Prix, worth 25.000 USD, has been presented by Oliver Stone at the Closing Gala of the festival. Members of the jury were Ivo Andrle, Claudia Llosa, Agniezska Holland (President), Sigurjon Sighvatsson, Meenakshi Shedde, Frédéric Boyer and Alon Garbuz.

“The Notebook” is a coproduction between Hunnia Filmstúdio (Budapest), Intuit Pictures (Berlin), AMOUR FOU Vienna and Dolce Vita (Paris) and is based on the novel written by Agota Kristof. The DOP of the film is the Austrian cameraman Christian Berger. In Austria, the film was supported by Filmfund Vienna and Filmstandort Austria.

The film premiered in Karlovy Váry in front of 1.300 spectators. “Screen International” wrote after the premiere screening: “‘The Notebook’ is the kind of film that no festival should miss and art houses will be delighted to show. (…) Superb photography by Christian Berger (Haneke’s cameraman on “The White Ribbon” and “Hidden”) contrasts between the splendour of nature and the humans in it…”
“The Notebook”
At the end of World War II, Hungary´s Cities are infested by dearth. Hoping to save the lives of her twins, a young mother brings them to their grandmother nearby a little town. Grandmother, whom they call the Witch, harbors the boys expextant that they may be useful to her. She drinks a lot and carries an attitude of cruel and icy dispassion, making them work hard and showing them no love. But they are wilier than she, spying on her through holes in the floor of the attic she can no longer reach, deliberately wounding each other to inure themselves to pain and learning the language of the occupying forces. They articulate those experiences in their very own bible, they simply call „The Notebook“. Hereby they try to keep their remarks as detailed and emotionessless as possible. They teach each other to be hard, cold and callous, hoping to learn surviving. The conclusio leads the fable to a bitter truth: trying to survive they learned the language of warefare; but then, without even noticing, they became evils’ proponents.
“The Notebook“ is a parable about the consequences of war on children’s psyches, based on the bestselling novel by the Swiss-Hungarian author Agota Kristof.

“Le Grand Cahier” / “Das Große Heft” / “The Notebook”
Ungarn / Deutschland / Österreich / Frankreich 2013
Hungary / Germany / Austria / France 2013

Drehbuch / written by: Janos Szász & András Szekér, basierend auf dem Roman von / based on the novel by Agota Kristof.
Regie / directed by: János Szász, Kamera / DOP : Christian Berger, Szenenbild / production design: István Galambos, Kostüm / Costumes: János Breckl, Maske / Make Up: Anna Kriskó, Schnitt / Editing: Szilvia Ruszev
Mit / With: András und Lásló Gyémánt, Piroska Monlár, Ulrich Thomsen, Ulrich Matthes, Sabin Tambrea
ProduzentInnen / Produced by: Sandor Söth, Pal Sandor, Alexander Dumreicher-Ivanceanu, Bady Minck, Marc Irmer
Produktion / Production companies: Hunnia Film, Intuit Pictures, AMOUR FOU Vienna, Dolce Vita
Hergestellt mit Unterstützung von / supported by: MNFA, NEFMI, MBB, MDM, DFFF, FFW, FISA, Eurimages, CNC, Media

World Sales: Beta Film

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