Set to make its world premiere at the 39th edition of the Toronto International Film Festival (TIFF) this month, is “Mirage,” a film described as a western, which tells the story of an African (we aren’t told what specific country) football player in a small Hungarian town, who commits a crime and has to flee. He finds refuge on a farm deep in the Hungarian flatland. Soon he realizes that the farm is a modern slave camp where he is forced to fight for his freedom and ultimately his life.
S&A actor fave Isaach De Bankolé (an actor who works internationally, and seemingly isn’t limited by any boundaries) stars in the film, which is written and directed by Hungarian filmmaker Szabolcs Hajdu.
The project hails from Mirage Film Studio, is executive produced by De Bankolé, and produced by Andrea Taschler, Gábor Kovács.
“Mirage” is a TIFF Contemporary World Cinema selection for this year’s installment of the festival, one of the top movie showcases and a favored platform to unveil Oscar contenders, which will run from September 4-14.
A first trailer has surfaced and is embedded below, followed by official pics from the production: