AZ ÚR HANGJA

by György Pálfi
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Informations

Nation: Canada, Hungary, France, Sweden, USA

Year: 2018

Length: 108'

36° TORINO FILM FESTIVAL

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Synopsis

Péter is in his late thirties when he thinks he recognizes his father in a documentary on a mysterious accident. His father has deserted from Communist Hungary in the 1970s, a criminal offense under that regime, and has not been heard of since. Péter travels to America and, after an eventful investigation, finds his father and his new family. The reunion brings plenty of experiences and teaches several lessons to both son and father. Also the world is informed that the mute universe has spoken and that we are not alone.

Director

György Pálfi

György Pálfi

György Pálfi (Budapest, Hungary, 1974) joined the Hungarian University of Drama, Film and Television in 1995. There, he directed several short films. His first feature Hukkle, made in 2002, was invited to more than hundred international film festivals worldwide and won several recognitions including EFA’s European Discovery 2002 - Fassbinder Award. In 2006 his second feature Taxidermia has received numerous awards at the 37th Hungarian Film Week in Budapest.

Filmography:
The Fish - Ichthys (cm, 1997), Devil’s Knot, the 7th Room in the Knock-Knock (cm, 1999), Round and Round (cm, 1999), Hukkle (2002), ShaMan vs. Ikarus (cm, 2003), Taxidermia (2006), I Am Not Your Friend (2009), Final Cut - Ladies & Gentlemen (2012), Freefall (2014)


Cast and Credits

regia/director
György Pálfi
sceneggiatura/screenplay
György Pálfi, Zsófia Ruttkay, Gergő Nagy V.
fotografia/cinematography
Gergely Pohárnok
montaggio/film editing
Réka Lemhényi
scenografia/production design
Adrien Asztalos
costumi/costume design
Kriszta Bútor, Jennifer Stroud
musica/music
FOR., Ábris Gryllus, Miklós Farkas
suono/sound
Imre Madácsi
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Csaba Polgár (Péter), Peterson Eric (Hogarth), Diána Kiss (Dóra), Ádám Fekete (Zsolt), Ildikó Bánsági (Erzsi)
produttori/producers
Ferenc Pusztai, Michael A. Dobbin, Charles V. Bender
produzione/production
KMH Film

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contatti/contacts
MNF - Hungarian National Film Fund
Marta Benyiei
[email protected]
http://mnf.hu

Director statement

“We follow Péter who is looking for the father he never knew in a land he’s never been to before. However, we do not tell a story with its ‘horizontal’ story line and its own, emotional logic. We also move ‘vertically.’ We get a peek at the events in Péter’s head, where a clandestine military research project from forty years ago is reconstructed from documents, morsels of information and YouTube videos.”

Synopsis Learn more

Péter is in his late thirties when he thinks he recognizes his father in a documentary on a mysterious accident. His father has deserted from Communist Hungary in the 1970s, a criminal offense under that regime, and has not been heard of since. Péter travels to America and, after an eventful investigation, finds his father and his new family. The reunion brings plenty of experiences and teaches several lessons to both son and father. Also the world is informed that the mute universe has spoken and that we are not alone.

Director All about direction

György Pálfi

György Pálfi

György Pálfi (Budapest, Hungary, 1974) joined the Hungarian University of Drama, Film and Television in 1995. There, he directed several short films. His first feature Hukkle, made in 2002, was invited to more than hundred international film festivals worldwide and won several recognitions including EFA’s European Discovery 2002 - Fassbinder Award. In 2006 his second feature Taxidermia has received numerous awards at the 37th Hungarian Film Week in Budapest.

Filmography:
The Fish - Ichthys (cm, 1997), Devil’s Knot, the 7th Room in the Knock-Knock (cm, 1999), Round and Round (cm, 1999), Hukkle (2002), ShaMan vs. Ikarus (cm, 2003), Taxidermia (2006), I Am Not Your Friend (2009), Final Cut - Ladies & Gentlemen (2012), Freefall (2014)


Cast and Credits Discover the cast of the film

regia/director
György Pálfi
sceneggiatura/screenplay
György Pálfi, Zsófia Ruttkay, Gergő Nagy V.
fotografia/cinematography
Gergely Pohárnok
montaggio/film editing
Réka Lemhényi
scenografia/production design
Adrien Asztalos
costumi/costume design
Kriszta Bútor, Jennifer Stroud
musica/music
FOR., Ábris Gryllus, Miklós Farkas
suono/sound
Imre Madácsi
interpreti e personaggi/cast and characters
Csaba Polgár (Péter), Peterson Eric (Hogarth), Diána Kiss (Dóra), Ádám Fekete (Zsolt), Ildikó Bánsági (Erzsi)
produttori/producers
Ferenc Pusztai, Michael A. Dobbin, Charles V. Bender
produzione/production
KMH Film

**
contatti/contacts
MNF - Hungarian National Film Fund
Marta Benyiei
[email protected]
http://mnf.hu

Director statement Read more

“We follow Péter who is looking for the father he never knew in a land he’s never been to before. However, we do not tell a story with its ‘horizontal’ story line and its own, emotional logic. We also move ‘vertically.’ We get a peek at the events in Péter’s head, where a clandestine military research project from forty years ago is reconstructed from documents, morsels of information and YouTube videos.”