Miklós Gimes

Miklós Gimes

Regie, Drehbuch
*1950 Budapest, Ungarn


Miklós Gimes was born in Budapest in 1950. In 1956, he relocated to Zurich with his mother and became a Swiss citizen. He studied economics at Zurich University and subsequently started working as a journalist. From 1985 on, he worked at the "Tages-Anzeiger" in Zurich, first as a film critic, then as editor, and from 1994 to 1997, as deputy editor-in-chief of the weekly magazine supplement. Up to this day, Gimes, who was awarded the Zurich Prize for Journalism in 2000, has continued to work for the "Tages-Anzeiger" on a regular basis.

In 1998, Miklós Gimes, made his debut as director with the documentary "11 Freunde" which focused on the fate of the last national football team of Yugoslavia. Four years later, he presented his second film "Mutter" (2002) about his mother who fled with her six-year-old son to Switzerland during the 1956 Hungary uprising, while her husband was accused of being a "counterrevolutionary" by the communist regime and eventually executed. The film screened at numerous international festivals and won the Prize of the Hungarian Film Critics. The documentary "Bad Boy Kummer" (2010) dealt with a journalistic topic: Gimes portrays reporter Tom Kummer, who gained notoriety for selling made-up star interviews to renowned newspapers.


2009/2010 Bad Boy Kummer
Director, Screenplay


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