Documentary on the Golden Age of Hungarian Water Polo to Hit Cinemas in 2022
The taking pictures of a feature-length documentary on essentially the most profitable years of the Hungarian males’s water polo crew is about to start quickly. Moreover the motion scenes from the archives, never-seen interviews and private story-telling will pave the way in which to a brand new strategy that reveals the historic achievements from the gamers’ perspective. The movie is produced and directed by Tamás S. Zákonyi with the assist of a number of consultants with one single aim: to catch the massive image and the tiniest particulars in essentially the most correct means.
The documentary, that includes the well-known scenes from main championships in addition to freshly recorded interviews, is to disclose the distinctive crew spirit based mostly on expertise, teamwork, humbleness, and in the end love which led these sensible gamers, coached by Dénes Kemény, to win three back-to-back Olympic titles, a World and two European Championship gold medals, two World League and a World Cup titles. Much more telling is that in these 12 years, the crew reached the rostrum at 24 out of 25 main FINA/LEN occasions, and in 329 matches it amassed 273 victories, in addition to 16 attracts and 40 losses, to put up an 85.16% profitable share, a real mark of overwhelming dominance.
The film will characteristic all Olympic champion gamers like Tibor Benedek, Tamás Kásás, Gergely Kiss, Péter Biros, Tamás Molnár, Zoltán Szécsi (the magnificent six who’re three-time Olympic champs), Rajmund Fodor, Attila Vári, Barnabás Steinmetz, Norbert Madaras, Tamás Varga, István Gergely, Zoltán Kósz, Zsolt Varga, Tamás Märcz, Bulcsú Székely, Ádám Steinmetz, Dániel Varga, Dénes Varga, Norbert Hosnyánszky and Gábor Kis – all of them recall their reminiscences from the wonderful seasons.
Director-producer Tamás S. Zákonyi has been working within the movie trade for greater than 35 years. He directed the documentary on Hungary’s legendary five-time Olympic champion swimmer Krisztina Egerszegi and he was among the many producers of Steven Spielberg’s Munich, and the film Kids of Glory, on the 1956 rebellion which has a robust bond with the Olympic profitable water polo crew on the Melbourne Olympics. Co-directors Ottó Elek and Balázs Eckhardt, and Tamás Babos, director of images are making the core of the film-making crew, whereas Gergely Csurka, who adopted the crew as a correspondent and wrote a number of books on their successes, is chargeable for recalling the previous credibly and punctually.
“Although the outcomes are well-known, we want to dig deeper and present the true technique of shaping an awesome crew” mentioned Zákonyi at a current press convention held on the Danubius Resort Helia. “Now we have one aim, that’s to discover a new perspective, a extra private one, by means of the tales of the gamers on joint efforts and particular person battles, the struggles and the large work behind every single medal.”
“It’s an honor to be a part of this enterprise, to undergo essentially the most profitable years of a legendary crew as soon as extra. On the similar time, it’s an enormous duty as a narrative like this will solely be documented in essentially the most exact means” he added.
“It’s an superior feeling to get along with all of the teammates as soon as once more and recall the fondest reminiscences of my profession” Olympic champion Gergely Kiss mentioned. “And it’s much more improbable that the very best moments of our best video games and these model new in-depth interviews are going to go to the massive display.”
In an emotional second, the filmmakers additionally introduced that that they had loads of archive Q&A-s with Tibor Benedek who handed away final yr, so the legend of the game would have a deserved half within the documentary. “Certainly, I did some recording with the crew for some years after 2000 and ever since I all the time deliberate to launch the taking pictures however by no means lined up for the true start-up till final June” Tamás S. Zákonyi confessed. “Then occurred what occurred, we have been queuing up with a number of thousand folks on the Margaret Island to put our flowers and lit the candles in entrance of Tibor’s photograph… And we stood there with a number of the greats, in tears, when Tamás Molnár dropped: ‘What are you continue to ready for?!’ That was the second I made a decision: it was actually time to go forward.”
The documentary is supported by the Nationwide Movie Institute (Nemzeti Filmintézet) and in line with the plans, it’s anticipated to hit the theatres in December 2022, in affiliation with Discussion board Hungary.
Press launch and pictures courtesy of Flashback Media