Black Mandala acquires “Post Mortem” ✝️

Black Mandala acquires the OSCAR nominated Hungarian
horror “Post Mortem”

directed by Péter Bergendy

10 awards including BEST DIRECTOR and BEST HORROR FILM at TORONTO AFTER DARK 2021

We are pleased to announce that the specialist genre film company Black Mandala has acquired the Hungarian horror film Post Mortem, directed by Péter Bergendy. The movie has been chosen by to represent Hungary at the Oscars 2022 in the category of Best International Feature Film. Post Mortem premiered at the Warsaw and Sitges film festivals last year, and went on to screen at more than 20 genre festivals, picking up prizes in Trieste, Fantasporto, Sombra and Parma.

Last week the film received 10 awards at TORONTO AFTER DARK Film Festival:

BEST FEATURE FILM – AUDIENCE CHOICE BRONZE

BEST HORROR FILM

BEST DIRECTOR (Péter Bergendy)

BEST SUPPORTING ACTOR (Fruzsina Hais)

BEST SPECIAL EFFECTS

BEST SOUND DESIGN

BEST CINEMATOGRAPHY

BEST EDITING

MOST SCARY FILM

FILM MOST WANT TO SEE A SEQUEL TO

Trailer
Set at the end of the First World War, the film follows Tomás, a traveling photographer who wanders through Hungary and photographs the recently deceased. Following the premonitory call of a 10-year-old orphan girl, Anna, arrives in a small town where an unusual number of supernatural phenomena occur. The spirits need to tell him something, so Thomas decides to find out what is happening.

The critic said:

“Post Mortem manages to be the most inventive version of spooks on screen in years…” (Kat Hughes, The Hollywood News)

“Post Mortem is beautiful and haunting. Featuring top notch visual effects and stunt work, this Hungarian horror film features no shortage of memorable sequences…” (Joe Lipsett, Queer Horror Movies)

“Bergendy, working from a screenplay by Piros Zánkay, helms the film marvelously, with no shortage of suspense or chills…” (Joseph Perry, Scaries Things)

“Post Mortem is an atmospheric ghost story, of the variety that a lot of filmmakers seem to have forgotten how to make”. (Martyn Conterio, Cinevue)

Country: Hungary.
Director: Péter Bergendy.
Writers: Péter Bergendy, Gábor Hellebrandt, Piros Zánkay.
Music: Attila Pacsay.
Cinematography: András Nagy. Producers: Tamás Lajos, Ábel Köves.
Cast: Viktor Klem, Fruzsina Hais, Schell Judit, Andrea Ladányi, Zsolt Anger, Gábor Reviczky, Gabriella Hámori, András Balogh, Diána Kiss, Mari Nagy, Ildikó Tóth, Eszter Kiss, Tamás Miklós Hajdu.

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