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No Subtitles Necessary to premiere at Cannes

MUMBAI: No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo and Vilmos is set to premiere as an official selection of Cannes Classics at the 61st Annual Cannes International Film Festival on 22 May.

No Subtitles Necessary: Laszlo and Vilmos is a documentary that tracks the 50-year journey of legendary cinematographers Laszlo Kovacs (Easy Rider, Five Easy Pieces) and Vilmos Zsigmond (Close Encounters of the Third Kind, The Deer Hunter).


While NC Motion Pictures has financed the film, Anka Malatynska is the cinematographer and Elisa Bonora its editor and co-producer.


The documentary‘s producer-director James Chressanthis said, "There is poetic justice in this film premiering at Cannes. Laszlo shot Easy Rider, an ultra-low budget, counterculture film that was a favourite with critics and fans at Cannes in 1969. That was the film which finally opened doors for Laszlo in Hollywood. I am overjoyed that our film will screen at Cannes. It
is a perfect return to the place that launched the career of Laszlo Kovacs and then, in turn, his artistic brother Vilmos Zsigmond. They became legends in their own time."


No Subtitles Necessary includes excerpts from approximately 50 hours of interviews with Kovacs, Zsigmond and 70 individuals whose lives they touched, including actress Sandra Bullock, director Richard Donner, actor Dennis Hopper and film music composer John Williams.


Kovacs and Zsigmond were born and raised in small towns in Hungary during a repressive communist regime.

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