BOX OFFICE: All about the Levkoviches Has Over 30,000 Admissions in Hungary

    All about the Levkoviches by Ádám Breier All about the Levkoviches by Ádám Breier source: NFI - Hungary

    BUDAPEST: All about the Levkoviches / Lefkovicsék gyászolnak is the most successful project made in the Incubator Programme of the National Film Institute – Hungary (NFI), which helps first-time directors. Ádám Breier’s bittersweet dramedy has had over 30,000 admissions and is still showing in Hungarian cinemas.

    “The National Film Institute has recently sold the rights to the film to a South American distributor, and in Romania, viewers can see it in cinemas from May 2024," says Breier in a press release issued by the NFI. The film will be distributed in Romania by Asociația Filmtett.

    All about the Levkoviches was first screened in competition at the Palm Springs IFF, as well as at Miami, New York Jewish Film Festivals and other approximately 20 film festivals only in the USA. The film received the FIPRESCI Award at the 28th Sofia International Film Festival in March 2024.

    Tamás Levkovich, a big-hearted but stubborn boxing trainer (Zoltán Bezerédi), has had such a bad relationship with his son Iván (Tamás Szabó Kimmel) that they haven't spoken to each other in years. However, upon the unexpected death of Tamás's wife (Ágnes Máhr), Iván, who had become religious in Israel in the meantime, decides to move into Tamás's apartment and, in accordance with Jewish traditions, spend a week of mourning and shiva.

    The film is a 100% Hungarian coproduction produced by ULab and coproduced by Proton Cinema with the support of the National Film Institute – Hungary.