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Hungary’s Nfi backs three films as production awaits relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions

Hungary’s Nfi backs three films as production awaits relaxation of Covid-19 restrictions

Projects include historical drama ‘Erasing Frank’.

Hungary’s National Film Institute (Nfi) has supported three upcoming projects with more than $1.6m in grants as production in the country awaits the greenlight to resume.

The largest grant of HUF434 million ($1.32m) has been awarded to Orwellian drama Erasing Frank, which will mark the debut feature of Gabor Fabricius.

Set in 1983, behind the Iron Curtain of Eastern Europe, the story centres on the titular frontman of an underground punk band who speaks out against a totalitarian regime. Frank is taken to a psychiatric hospital where the system attempts to secretly silence its enemies.

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