Curtiz Title Sequence

America is on the edge of war. Hungarian-born director MICHAEL CURTIZ, under government pressure gets a chance to influence public opinion about war, thus gaining international recognition by directing a new propaganda film: CASABLANCA. Meanwhile, he's is working on helping his Jewish sister flee from Hungary before the Nazis get to her also, his daughter appears on set with the purpose of getting answers why Curtiz had abandoned her as a child. Can Curtiz overcome his famously arrogant and cynical personality? What sacrifices make a man a patriot in a foreign country, a good brother and an honest father at the same time? What should his main character, Rick, choose in the end of Casablanca?

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Tamás Yvan Topolánszky




Showrunner: Tamás Yvan Topolánszky, Claudia Sümeghy
Director: Tamás Yvan Topolánszky
Executive Producer: Orian Williams
Producer: Claudia Sümeghy, Tamás Yvan Topolánszky, Barnabás Hutlassa
Screenwriter: Zsuzsanna Bak, Tamás Yvan Topolánszky, Ward Parry
Cinematographer: Zoltán Dévényi
Editor: Eszter Bodoky
Production Designer: Emil Goodman, Tamás Yvan Topolánszky
Sound Designer: Imre Madácsi
Music: Gábor Subicz
Principal Cast: Ferenc Lengyel, Evelin Dobos, Declan Hannigan, Scott Alexander Young, József Gyabronka, Nikolett Barabás, Christopher Krieg, Andrew Hefler, Lili Bordán, Yan & Rafael Feldman
Additional Credits: Producer: Claudia Sümeghy, Executive Producer: Orian Williams, Director: Tamás Yvan Topolánszky, Director of Photography: Zoltán Dévényi, Editor: Eszter Bodoky, Gaffer: András Szendrő, Co-producer: Judit Romwalter


Public Film Contact
Tamás Yvan Topolánszky
JUNO11 Pictures
Publicity Contact
Claudia Sümeghy
Primary Entry: Platinum Badge, Film Badge
Secondary Entry: Music Badge, Interactive Badge, Film Festival Wristband

Year: 2018
Genre: Narrative Feature
Screening in: Title Design Program
Screening Section: Title Design Competition
Screening Category: Title Sequence
Country: Hungary, United States
Runtime: 01:33 mins