Vilmos Zsignmond lenses feature dance drama
'Maiden Danced' from L.A.-based actor/director Endre HulesTORONTO -- Oscar-winning cinematographer Vilmos Zsigmond is lensing the Canadian-Hungarian-Slovenian musical drama "The Maiden Danced" from Los Angeles-based actor/director Endre Hules ("Apollo 13") in Ottawa.
Hungary-born Zsigmond is shooting the English and Hungarian language picture about two brothers meeting up after 20 years apart in post-Communist Hungary.
Talk about soft money. Besides Canadian tax credits and subsidies, the picture from Hungary's CinemaFilm, Canada's Quiet Revolution Pictures and Slovenia's Casablanca Productions has tapped MediaPlus, the Motion Picture Foundation of Hungary, Hungarian tax allowances, the Slovenian Film Fund as well as Eurimages.
The film stars Stephen McHattie, Deborah Unger and Gil Bellows, Zsolt Laszlo and Beata Melkvi, and just completed shooting legs in Hungary and Slovenia, including Budapest exteriors and dance scenes.