8th Hungarian Film Festival of Los Angeles
October  15 - 23  2008
This year's theme is
"Hungarians in Hollywood"
Zoltán Kamondi

Director: Zoltán Kamondi
Screenplay: Ádám Bodor, Zoltán Kamondi
Photography: Gábor Medvigy
Editor: Zsuzsa Pósán
Story editor: Lajos Parti Nagy, Ferenc Dániel
Set design: György Árvai
Costumes: János Breckl, Edit Szűcs
Sound: György Kovács
Music: László Melis
Production company: Honeymood Ltd.
Production manager: István Kovács Vajda, Linda Mester, Zoltán Simon
Producer: Zoltán Kamondi
Executive Producer: András Tóth
Cast: Adriano Giannini, Piroska Molnár, Stefania Rivi, János Derzsi, Ioana Abur,
Milán Vajda, János Bán, Zsolt Trill, Mari Törőcsik, Coca Bloos, Gábor Kocsó,
Erika Molnár

Bogdanski Dolina is a rundown town in a remote corner of the Earth that has
been overtaken by terror. At one time Dolina was a flourishing little place, but
now everything shows the signs of destruction and poverty, even though the
inhabitants are doing their best to smarten things up a bit for the arrival of a high-
ranking guest in the person of the Archbishop. Instead of the Archbishop,
however, a certain Gabriel Ventuza arrives. On instructions from his brother,
Gabriel has left behind western civilization and his medicinal plants, to take the
long journey to Dolina with the aim of exhuming their father Viktor Ventuza, the
famous people smuggler, and bringing back his earthly remains. Those in
power of the strange ecclesiastical unit, the Vicarage, don’t look favourably on
the stranger’s arrival. But Colentina Dunka, the head of one of the most
important establishments in Dolina, the hairdressing salon, takes Gabriel
under her wing – at which her combing ladies promptly fall in love for him. Even
so Gabriel’s task is not easy. It is very costly, and Petrus, Colentina’s jealous
foster son, soon turns up on the scene and does everything in his power to
thwart Gabriel’s plans...

Based on The Archbishop's Visit by Ádám Bodor

(2007, feature film, 35mm, colour, 122 min.)


2008 - Ankara International Film Festival
2008 - Brussels OffScreen
2008 - Porto FANTASPORTO  (in competition)
2008 - Syracuse International Film Festival  (in competition)
2008 - Tiburon International Film Festival  (in competition)
2008 - Wiesbaden GoEast Film Festival  (in competition)
2007 - Bitola International Film Camera Festival Manaki Brothers  (in
2007 - Budapest Hungarian Film Week  (in competition)
2007 - Bursa SILK ROAD Film Festival
2007 - Goa International Film Festival of India
2007 - Karlovy Vary International Film Festival  (in competition)
2007 - London Raindance Film Festival
2007 - Ourense International Independent Film Festival  (in competition)
2007 - Piešťany Cinematik
2007 - Roma MedFilm Festival  (in competition)
2007 - Warsaw International Film Festival  (in competition)

2008:  Best Cinematography: Gábor Medvigy

Syracuse International Film Festival
2008:  Best Cinematography: Gábor Medvigy

Tiburon International Film Festival
2008:  Best DirectorAward

Bitola International Film Camera Festival Manaki Brothers
2007:  Special Diploma to Gábor Medvigy

Budapest Hungarian Film Week
2007:  Best Production Design