It is amazing. Sing’s success is an amazing recognition for the Hungarian film industry, since it has followed in the footsteps of László Nemes’ Son of Saul, which won the Oscar for best foreign language film last year. The Hungarian short film by Kristóf Deák has won an Academy Award in the category of Live Action Shorts.
The story of the film takes place in Budapest in 1991. According to the director, it is inspired by a true story, and “follows an award-winning school choir, their charming teacher and the new girl in class whose arrival starts a series of events that might expose the dark truth behind their fame.” The film stars two child-actors, Dorka Gáspárfalvi and Dorottya Hais, while the teacher is played by Zsófia Szamosi.
Try to imagine the euphoria of the choir and the child-actors at the small Hungarian Music Elementary School of Budapest, where Sing was filmed. It must have been an unimaginable experience. This choir can be seen in the short film, as director Kristóf Deák chose them to star in Sing. According Mónika Molnár, the leader of the choir, the director chose their choir because the children were so kind.
As they were informed about their great success, the whole school started to scream and shout on the “Oscar-viewing” party that was organized in the school.
Probably, soon the school will return to the normal way of life but here you can see the “Oscar winning euphoria” on the faces of the children through a few pictures.
photos: Bea Kallós / MTI; László Beliczay / Magyar Nemzet