TO BE, OR...?

“Let me introduce myself. I am the managing director of the undertaking centre of Székesfehérvár City Maintenance Ltd. By the right of the winners, Fehérvár got the opportunity to host this competition this year. …Dear colleagues! The fourth national grave-digger contest is over. I think we have seen heroic work…We thought, the most beautiful tomb was made by the Omega Funeral Ltd. “
The other: dummy silence. No synopsis. It’s a cryptic short film.

  • Pozsgai Zsolt
    Director
  • Kerekes András
    Director
  • Pozsgai Zsolt
    Writer
  • Pozsgai Zsolt
    Producer
  • Mel Gibson
    Key Cast
    "Hamlet /in voice/"
  • Project Type:
    Short
  • Runtime:
    13 minutes 18 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    February 6, 2020
  • Production Budget:
    500 USD
  • Country of Origin:
    Hungary
  • Country of Filming:
    Hungary
  • Language:
    Hungarian
  • Shooting Format:
    Blue ray, DCP
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
Distribution Information
  • Horatio Film Ltd
    Sales Agent
    Country: Hungary
    Rights: All Rights
Director Biography - Pozsgai Zsolt, Kerekes András

Zsolt Pozsgai
CV.

Playwright, theatre and film director, producer
Born 1960, Pécs, Hungary – Europe

Completed his secondary education in Pécs. At the age of 14 he was already directing an independent amateur theatre company in the city. After secondary school, he tried several jobs as he wished to gain varied experience for his chosen career as a playwright. At the same time he studied Hungarian at Pécs University as a correspondent student. The amateur theatre became a recognised alternative company. When he was 24, he “signed on” with the Pécs National Theatre, working first as an assistant director and then as the theatre’s secretary and dramaturge. When the theatre’s principal director, whom he regarded as his master, left, he too left the National Theatre and found a position with a book publisher. In the meanwhile he did his national service as an air traffic controller for fighter aircraft. It was then he wrote his first play, Horatio, which was premiered a year later in the Hevesi Sándor Theatre in Zalaegerszeg. In 1988 he was commissioned with founding a contemporary book publishing house in Budapest, of which he was the managing director until 1996. In addition he worked as a dramaturge for a number of theatres – the Madách Theatre, the Arizona Theatre and the Magyar Theatre in Budapest, and, to the present day, he is honorary dramaturge and resident author at two provincial theatres, the Jókai in Békéscsaba and the Katona József in Kecskemét.
Currently he is the artistic director of the Budapest inner city theatre Komédium Theatre, the artistic director of the Pécsvárad Castle Theatre operating in the summer season and dramaturge at the Magyar Theatre in Budapest.
Now the artistic director of the New Theatre, Budapest, and working in the Hungarian Cultur Academy. Worked in many international jury /Bahgdad, Tehran, New Delhi/
General director of the HORATIO FILM Ltd. /www.horatiofilm.com/

His first play, Horatio, was performed in 1988, since when his dramatic works have been regularly performed at theatres in Hungary. By the end of 2005, 82 pieces, including tragedies, comedies, farces, fairy plays and plays with music, had been premiered in 104 theatres. Over the last eight years or so he has directed most of his dramatic works himself.

A number of works have been performed abroad: Red Faust in English at the Bates Theater, Boston, USA; two pieces in German in two consecutive seasons at the summer theatre in Graz, Austria, LISELOTTE IN MAY, and MERRY MADMEN; also in Graz, at the Kellertheater PROPHET WALTZ; and LISELOTTE IN MAY at the Montana National Theatre in Bulgaria and at the Stip National Theatre in the Republic of Macedonia. Most recently, he directed his piece based on a novel by Sándor Márai in the Théâtre de l'Orangerie in Geneva, Switzerland, in the summer of 2005. Mozart and Constanze was on the programme in two series at the Kammelspiele in Hamburg in 2006 and a third is planned in 2007. The French language version of LISELOTTE IN MAY will have its first performed in spring 2007 in Geneva.

Awards:
- Europa Prize – Berlin Playwrights Festival, 1995, for “Arthur and Paul”
- Szép Ernő Prize – best new Hungarian play award, 1994, for “Wax Bird” (Viaszmadár), Madách Theatre, Budapest
- Hungarian Playwrights Festival 1997 – first place, professional and spectators’ prizes
- Hungarian Playwrights Festival 1998 – first place, professional and spectators’ prizes
- Hungarian Playwrights Festival 1999 – first place, professional and spectators’ prizes
- Golden Lion Prize – best dramatist – Grand Prize of the Persian Academy

Filmography

Playwright and director:

Last feature film:

THE DEVOTED, 2018 – historical feature
Awards in 2018
- best feature Argentina, Christian Word Film Festival, JesusFest
- best feature Komló /Hungary/ Film Festoval
- best feature – Golden Fox award Kolkata, India
- best feature Monaco International Film Festival
- best drama Switzerland International Film Festival
- best feature, best costume, best lighting CIFF, Venezuela
- best feature FESCISA , Ecuador
- best feature L’Age d’Or Art Film Festival
- platina award- best feature International Film Festival, Jakarta
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CSENDKÚT (SILENCE FOUNTAIN)
Feature film about the life of Attila Gérecz.
Borbálafilm.
Screenwriter, director. (2007)

A NEMZET SZÍNÉSZEI I-III (2005) (ACTORS AND ACTRESSES OF THE NATION I-III)
-documentary-
screenwriter, director, producer – Horatio Film production

A HUN VÖLGY TITKAI (2007) (SECRETS OF THE VAL D’ANNIVIERS)
-documentary-
Writer, director

SZABADSÁGHARC SZEBENBEN (FREEDOM FIGHT IN SZEBEN)
-television feature film- (2007)
Writer, director

A FÖLD SZERETŐJE (ZSOLNAY VILMOS) (THE LOVER OF THE SOIL/
feature film (2010) www.theloverofthesoil.com
writer, director, producer – Horatio Film production

JANUS /a film about a Hungarian poet from the XV. century/
-feature film- /2010/
writer, director, premier 2010 july

APOLKA
-feature film - /2012/
writer, director

MOLTO PAVANE
-television play - /2014/
writer, director

FÖLDINDULÁS
-feature film- /2014/
writer, director

SZERETLEK, FAUST /I LOVE YOU, FAUST/
-feature film - /2016/
writer, director

SZABADONCZOK
-television play- / 2016/

KÖTÉL A MÉLYBEN
-document film - /2016/

THE DEVOTED
-feature film - /2018/

Television series:

ÉRETLENEK (THE IMMATURE)
Writing the screenplay for 26 episodes.
-The Immature is about the everyday life of teenagers in a secondary school in Budapest. It relates what they get up to together, their love affairs and school life. The target audience is young people. The series was shown on Magyar Television and has been repeated with great success several times. Screenplay available only in Hungarian.
Magyar Television 1996-97, 40-minute episodes
Directed by Péter Gárdos

KISVÁROS (SMALL TOWN)
Sole scriptwriter 1997-2002
The only detective series on Magyar Television in the nineteen nineties. It was shown in 50-minute episodes on Tuesday evenings every other week. The main character is a police captain living in a small provincial town. The series shows his cases, life and surroundings. Each episode deals with an independent crime as well as showing constant personal problems. Life-like crimes, sometimes tragic, sometimes with a lighter tone. Most Hungarian actors and actresses feature in the series.
To date 187 screenplays written alone./!!/The production shoots four parts at a time. Screenplay available only in Hungarian.
Magyar Television. 50 minutes in prime time. Directed by Lajos Fazekas, Zsolt Balog, Róbert Payer

CSALÁDI KÖR (FAMILY CIRCLE)
Short film series. 1999. Writing the screenplay for four episodes.
Family Circle is a programme dealing with the problems of families. A thirty-minute film by a well-known Hungarian film director is shown in each programme. Directors of the four parts: János Xantus, Szonja El Eini (2 each).
Magyar Television.
Screenplay available only in Hungarian.

A BLACK ROSE VÁR TITKA (THE SECRET OF BLACK ROSE CASTLE)
All the screenplay for the 13-part youth, mystical series written for Satellit Film (Munich).
50-minute episodes. The story is set in a Scottish castle, where a scientist is experimenting and children try to reveal his secret, getting into adventures.
Currently being shot. A Satellit Film Munich and Magyar Television co-production. German and Hungarian screenplays.
Directed by Barna Kabay.

TŰZVONALBAN (IN THE FIRING LINE) – one of the writers of the scripts for the currently running series. Magyar Television.

Feature films:
Screenplays:

HETEDÍZIGLEN (THE SEVENTH TIME)
Feature film. Screenwriter. Hungarian Film Week: best screenplay. Best actress. Best supporting actor.
Directed by Dezső Zsigmond (2003)

FEKETE MÉZ (BLACK HONEY)
Television film. Screenplay, co-director. Historical play about Zsuzsanna Lórántfy.
Broadcast: Magyar Television. (2003)

GÓLYAKALIFA (THE STORK CALIPH)
Television play based on the novel of the same title by Mihály Babits.
Screenwriter, director and producer.
Broadcast: Magyar Television (2004) - Horatio Film production

Contact:
horatiofilm@gmail.com
00-36-30-2791324

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