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10. february
17:00 | K11

Tales from the Prison Cell

(d: Visky Ábel) | 10. february
Moderator: Kovács Gellért
Participators of the discussion: Visky Ábel, Kanász-family

Tales from the Prison Cell is a creative documentary about the relationship between fathers in prison and their children at home. In addition to the focus of presenting three incarcerated fathers, we gain insight into the changed lives of their families and children. As we become familiar with their daily lives, we witness the distance and even the closeness that grows between the inmates and their families. As a way of keeping contact, the inmates write fairy tales for their kids which we then make into films with the children playing the lead roles. The stories convey messages that the fathers have come to see as basic truths during the course of their own lives and believe are important to pass on. Within these stories, in the freedom created by fiction, father and child can be united once again.

The Euphoria of Being

(d: Szabó Réka Ábel) | 17. february
Moderator: Gyárfás Dorka
Participators of the discussion: Szabó Réka, Fahidi Éva

Alone, Eva Fahidi returned home to Hungary after WWII. At 20 years of age, she had survived Auschwitz Birkenau, while 49 members of her family were murdered, including her mother, father, and little sister. Today, at age 90, Eva is asked to participate in a dance theatre performance about her life’s journey. This would be her first experience performing on a stage. Reka, the director, imagines a duet between Eva and a young, internationally acclaimed dancer, Emese. Reka wants to see these two women, young and old, interact on stage, to see how their bodies, and stories, can intertwine. Eva agrees immediately. Three women – three months – a story of crossing boundaries. Whilst the extraordinary moments of Eva’s life are distilled into theater scenes, a truly wonderful and powerful relationship forms among the three women.

Divas 

(d: Kőrösi Máté) | 24. february
Moderator: Kovács Gellért
Participators of the discussion: Kőrösi Máté, Stumpf Emese, Tordai T. Tinaa

Szani, Tina and Emese: or as they call themselves, the Divas are three twenty-year-old girls who can talk for hours about makeup, clothes, or profile pictures. Máté, a young director, enters the scene, following them with his camera until their graduation, to find out what is hidden behind their perfect makeup.

A Woman Captured

(d: Tuza-Ritter Bernadett) | 3. march
Moderator: Kovács Gellért
Participators of the discussion: Tuza-Ritter Bernadett, Sebhely Viktória

A Woman Captured is about Marish, a 52-year-old Hungarian woman who has been serving a family for a decade, working 20 hours a day – without getting paid. Her ID was taken from her by her oppressors and she’s not allowed to leave the house without permission. Treated like an animal, she only gets leftovers to eat and no bed to sleep in. Marish spends the days with fear in her heart, but dreaming of getting her life back. The presence of the camera helps her realize she isn’t completely alone. She begins to show signs of trust; after 2 years of shooting, she gathers her courage and reveals her plan: “I am going to escape.” Tuza-Ritter’s film follows Marish’s heroic journey back to freedom.

Easy Lessons (In English)

(d: Zurbó Dorottya) | 6. march
Moderator: Gyárfás Dorka
Participators of the discussion: Zurbó Dorottya, Kafia Said Mahd

 Kafia is 17 years old. Two years ago, she fled to Europe, Hungary on her own, escaping from a child marriage in Somalia. She has been living in a state children’s home in Budapest ever since. She learns the language, goes to high school, prepares for the Hungarian graduation exam and starts a modelling career. On the surface, everything seems fine. However, behind that beautiful and confident appearance lies a heavy heart. Her repetitive daily routine revolves around constant dilemmas and self-doubt about leaving behind her Muslim culture and everything else she grew up with. As she lets the camera get closer to her the film slowly becomes an intimate confession. What does it mean, on the brink of adulthood, to break with your past and fully give yourself up to a new self in order to live in Europe?

Her Mothers

(d: Dér Asia, Haragonics Sári) | 10. march
Moderator: Gyárfás Dorka
Participators of the discussion: Dér Asia, Haragonics Sári

As Hungary’s political climate becomes increasingly radicalized, Virág, a former green politician, loses faith in the democratic parliament of Hungary and retires from politics. She and her musician partner Nóra decide to adopt a child and focus on building a family together. With a sensitive lens and close access, directors Asia Dér and Sári Haragonics follow the two women through their long and ultimately successful adoption process to bring home their young daughter. But tensions begin to rise between the two as Virág thrives in her role as a mother and Nóra struggles to find her place within the family. As the rising tides of right wing propaganda in Hungary begin to overflow into their family, their lives hit a boiling point and they must face the difficult decision of whether to leave their country behind.

Granny Project

(d: Révész Bálint) | 17. march
Moderator: Kovács Gellért
Participators of the discussion: Révész Bálint, Szalai Károly

Three grandsons embark with their grannies on an anarchic journey into the past – a complex road movie about intergenerational dialogue in Great Britain, Hungary and Germany.

Easy Lessons 

(d: Zurbó Dorottya) | 24. march
Moderator: Gyárfás Dorka
Participators of the discussion: Zurbó Dorottya, Kafia Said Mahd

 Kafia is 17 years old. Two years ago, she fled to Europe, Hungary on her own, escaping from a child marriage in Somalia. She has been living in a state children’s home in Budapest ever since. She learns the language, goes to high school, prepares for the Hungarian graduation exam and starts a modelling career. On the surface, everything seems fine. However, behind that beautiful and confident appearance lies a heavy heart. Her repetitive daily routine revolves around constant dilemmas and self-doubt about leaving behind her Muslim culture and everything else she grew up with. As she lets the camera get closer to her the film slowly becomes an intimate confession. What does it mean, on the brink of adulthood, to break with your past and fully give yourself up to a new self in order to live in Europe?

Finissage

24. march
17:00 | K11