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A photographer, an ex-soldier of the 1st World War, goes to a small village to capture the images of dead family members with the live relatives as it was frequent at the time. In a place that had many deaths because of the Spanish Flu and unable to bury their dead due to the frozen land, the village is in the hands of unfriendly ghosts. The man is going to try to help them. This is the first Hungarian horror feature, that easily compares to major American productions, and reminding us of great classics such as the soviet “Viyi”. Selection of the Trieste Film Festival.

Péter Bergendy was born in 1964. Graduated in Psychology with a thesis about horror films, he was the Hungarian editor of the German Cinema Magazine and worked as a researcher at the Hungarian Film Institute. As a film-meker he directed several award-winning commercials. His first feature was the comedy “Stop Mom Teresa!” in 2004. It was followed by “The Exam”, awarded at the Chicago Film festival 2012 and “Trezor” (2018), the first Hungarian TV film ever nominated for the Emmy’s. “Post Mortem” (2020) is the first ever horror Hungarian Feature. Selection of the Trieste Film Festival.

 

 

Original Title: Post Mortem. Country: Hungary Direction: Péter Bergendy Script: Piros Zánkay, Gábor Hellebrandt, Péter Bergendy. Actors: Viktor Klem, Fruzsina Hais, Judit Schell. Duration: 115’