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Shooting Of Hungarian Movie On The World’s Best-Ever Race Horse To Begin In July

By Ferenc Sullivan // 2015.04.09.

The Hungarian National Film Fund has granted significant support to a film by director Gábor Herendi and scriptwriter Bálint Hegedűs – whose previous work includes “Liza, the Fox-fairy” – to create a movie on the world-famous Hungarian race horse for both domestic and international audiences.

Gábor Herendi, director of the 2002 Hungarian comedy “A Kind of America” is to shoot a new movie after seven years on the life and times of “Kincsem”, the world’s best-ever thoroughbred race horse. The production has been granted close to HUF 100 million in support from the Hungarian National Film Fund.

The adventure movie will be centred upon the bitter struggle between Hungarian nobleman Ernő Blaskovich and Austrian aristocrat Otto von Oettingen, during which “Kincsem”‘s spectacular career will unfold. The story, which will also portray the stormy romance between the self-righteous Blaskovich and Klára, von Oettingen’s modern and enlightened daughter,  will be set in the Hungary of the years of the Habsburg reprisals following the 1848-49 freedom fight and Europe’s legendary race tracks, a statement issued by the Film Fund reads.

The costume movie’s shooting is planned to begin at rural locations as early as July, with casting and the search for sets already under way. The movie is planned by its creators to suit international audiences besides Hungarian viewers.

photo: Kincsem Film Kft.