Hungarian Oscar selection committee chooses János Szász’s period drama.

Hungary has selected The Notebook (Le Grand Cahier) as its Best Foreign Language Film Oscar entry.

János Szász’s period drama, which picked up the Crystal Globe at Karlovy Vary, follows two young brothers struggling to survive on the Hungarian border during World War II.

Based on Agota Kritóf‘s bestselling novel of the same name, the screenplay is written by Szász and András Szekér. Producers are Hunnia Film Studio and Intuit Pictures in coproduction with Amour Fou and Dolce Vita Films.

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