It may not be officially summer yet, but the Hungarians are entering the Oscar-season race with Chameleon.
The Hungarian Selection Committee for Academy Awards Entry met today and announced that Chameleon will be the official Hungarian entry for the Best Foreign Language Oscar.
Krisztina Goda’s third feature, after Just Sex And Nothing Else and Children Of Glory, won the audience award at the 40th Hungarian Film Week in February. The film has its international premiere in competition at the current Shanghai International Film Festival.
The thriller is about two men (played by Ervin Nagy and Zsolt Trill) who scam lonely women before one of them falls in love with a beautiful dancer (Gabriella Hamori).
HungariCom handles world sales and festival appearances for Chameleon. M&M Film and Megafilm produced. Goda wrote the script with Reka Divinyi.
The five Oscar-nominated foreign language films will be announced on February 7, 2010; with the winner announced on Oscar night – March 7, 2010. All countries submitting entries must do so by the usual October deadline.
The Hungarian Oscar committee is comprised of Csaba Bollok from the Association of Hungarian Film Artists; Andras Muhi from the Hungarian Independent Producers Association; Tamas S. Zakonyi from the Hungarian Producers Association; Emil Novak from the Hungarian Society of Cinematographers; and Andras Monory-Mesz from the Hungarian Directors’ Guild.