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Balazs Juszt's THE MAN WHO WAS THURSDAY to Receive World Premiere at Edinburgh International Film Festival

Writer/Director Balazs Juszt's exciting thriller The Man Who Was Thursday has been selected for the Edinburgh Film Festival and will receive its World Premiere in June. The stellar international cast include; Francois Arnaud (The Borgias), Jordi Molla (Riddick), Ana Ularu (Serena) and Mark Ivanir (A Late Quartet).

The Man Who Was Thursday is a metaphysical thriller chronicling Father Smith's Faustian descent into the Roman underworld. Following a disgraceful turn at his local parish Father Smith is called to ROME for spiritual rehabilitation. Upon his arrival, Charles, the man who introduced him to the faith, reveals the real reason Smith was brought to the Eternal City; to go UNDERGROUND and ascertain the mysterious leader of an anarchist group of renegades, whose leaders are each code-named after the days of the week. Smith accepts this mission and ultimately unearths the true leader of the group, but not before experiencing a litany of mind-bending twists and turns.

Writer/director Balazs Juszt's received an MFA in producing at UCLA and studied under Academy Award winner Cathy Schulman. He was an assistant director to the Oscar winning director István Szabó on Relatives, his other work includes; The Kiss Goodnight, It Happened in TLV, Lethologica, What If? and Split Perfect, which was picked up in Cannes by OriGine Films.

Francois Arnaud stars as Thursday, he is known for playing Cesare Borgua in Showtime's THE BORGIAS and starred in I Killed My Mother. He will be appearing as the lead in NBC's upcoming show Midnight, Texas. Jordi Molla appears as Charles, his previous film credits include Blow and Knight and Day. Ana Ularu plays Saturday, she appeared on THE BORGIAS and Outbound, Ana will soon be appearing in Ron Howard's Inferno and will be the leading lady in NBC's upcoming Emerald City. Mark Ivanir who plays Jack, appeared in Schindler's List, The Good Shepard and Big Miracle.

Guy Moshe and Matthew G. Zamias produced The Man Who Was Thursday via Picturesque Films and Esther Turan of Moviebar Productions co-produced. The film is financed and executive produced by Cobera Capital and the Berlin based production house Bulldog Agenda.

The Man Who Was Thursday premieres at the Edinburgh Film Festival on the 21st June at 20:50 at Odeon 2 and on the 26th June at 20:50 at Filmhouse 2.

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