The Hungarian film “On Body and Soul” from the main competition wowed the people of Bitola last night and they talked about it long after the screening. The film is a recipient of a “Golden Bear” in Berlin, and it will be part of the Foreign Language Film competition program at the Oscars 2018. The cinematographer Mate Herbai talked about the creative process at today’s press conference.
-Ildiko Eniedi is my favorite Hungarian director and shooting a film with her was a dream come true for me. She helped me a lot during the shooting and she gave me unreserved support. Working with her is simply perfect. I collaborated with her for the first time on the series “Therapy” which was shown on HBO, and after that series she offered me to work with her – says Mate Herbai.
The Hungarian cinematography attracts attention and positive remarks years back, so Mate Herbai only confirmed that it is a privilege to be a cinematographer in Hungary.
-The state of film in Hungary is very good. The Hungarian Film Fund has a great working system and I think that the cinematographers in Hungary have great working possibilities – says Herbai.