02-10-2008

Delta in e-release draws audiences

Written by Gyorgy Karpati
Cannes FIPRESCI winner Delta by Kornel Mundruczo has collected 12,100 admission since its E-Cinema release on September 11..

The movie was the first E-Cinema premier in theatrical release in Hungary. Delta was released with four 35mm prints and on 15 screens in E-Cinema. are also added) which is a significant result among the artistic premiers - the distribution division of Budapest Film Zrt. (www.budapestfilm.hu) told FNE that the film had a total of 13,401 admissions, including results from the Hungarian Film Week, which, the distributor said, was a significant result for an art house premiere.

Hungarian distributors typically release art house films on 2-5 prints; with E-Cinema it's possible to raise those numbers substantially.

Budapest film's second E-Cinema release was the Hungarian film The Investigator on October 2. The directorial debut from Attila Gigor was released in 11 celluloid prints and screened in 12 cinemas with E-Cinema technology. The Investigator won a special mention in the main competition section and a Don Quijote Award by the FICC in Karlovy Vary.