Award-Winning Hungarian Horror ‘Post Mortem’ Acquired By Black Mandala

November 22, 2021

Written by Kelli Marchman McNeely

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Black Mandala has just announced that it has acquired the Hungarian horror film Post Mortem, directed by Péter Bergendy, which has been chosen 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 was screened at the Toronto After Dark Film Festing, bringing home ten awards including Best Feature Film, Best Horror Film, Best Director, Best Supporting Actor (Fruzsina Hais), and Best Special Effects.


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.


Viktor Klem, Fruzsina Hais, Schell Judit, Andrea Ladányi, Zsolt Anger, Gábor Reviczky, Gabriella Hámori, András Balogh, Diána Kiss, Mari Nagy, Ildikó Tóth, Eszter Kiss, and Tamás Miklós Hajdu star in the dark film.


A US release date should be announced soon, in the meantime check out the haunting new trailer.



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