Director Péter Fazakas accepts the award for best film
Director Péter Fazakas personally accepted the Violetta d’Argento Award for the film A játszma (The Game) at the Parma Film Festival this weekend, reportsMagyar Nemzet.
Set in the dictatorship of the 1960s, the thriller The Game received the award for best film. The jury praised the “excellent direction and acting, the precise unity of image and music, giving deep layers to the historical thriller.”
The Game is the thrilling sequel to the cult thriller A vizsga (The Exam) (2011).
The story of the film takes place in Budapest in 1963. András Jung, an official of the State Security, has a perfect life: He lives happily with his wife Éva, and the only thing keeping him from promotion is a rival colleague, Emil Kulcsár. When the legendary spy Pál Markó turns up in connection with an unsolved case from the past, events accelerate and a fierce duel begins, in which nothing and no one is what they seem and a single human gesture can cost one’s life.
With János Kulka, Zsolt Nagy, Gabriella Hámori, and Péter Scherer, the unforgettable characters of the film return to the screen, with Viktória Staub joining as a new leading lady. Last year, Kulka won the Best Actor in a Leading Role Award, Gabriella Hámori the Best Supporting Actress Award, and Gábor Balázs the Hungarian Cinema Award for Best Voice for his performance in the movie. This spring, Zsolt Nagy was awarded Best Actor at the Porto Film Festival for his acting in the film, while Norbert Köbli received the Best Screenplay Award.