The leading pro-government daily contends that Ildikó Enyedi’s success at the Berlin film festival indicates that the Hungarian public film funding system works well. A left-wing commentator acknowledges the state’s role in the success, but nonetheless considers the fund distribution scheme absurd.
At the 2017 Berlinale film festival, the movie ‘On Body and Soul’ directed by Ildikó Enyedi’s was awarded the Golden Bear Bear for Best Picture. The production of the film was made possible by the 420 million Forint grant awarded by the Hungarian National Film Fund.
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Népszava’s Judit Kósa, on the other hand, thinks that the Hungarian public film funding scheme is a joke. The left-wing columnist finds it ‘absurd and frightening’ that public funding is distributed by a former Hollywood producer and state employees help the creation of Hungarian films. Kósa contends that it is a ‘miracle’ and a rare exception that the Hungaian National Film Fund supported Ildikó Enyedi’s