by Sarolta Szabó e Tibor Banoczki
Country: Hungary, Slovakia
Year: 2023
Duration: 111'

2123. Faced with diminishing resources, the human race can only survive through a trade-off: at the age of 50, every citizen is gradually turned into a tree. When Stefan discovers that his beloved wife Nóra has voluntarily signed up for donating her own body before her time, he sets out on an adventurous journey to save her at all costs.


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Sarolta Szabó e Tibor Bánóczki

Sarolta Szabó (Budapest, Hungary, 1975) and Tibor Bánóczki (Sárospatak, Hungary, 1977) are a Hungarian filmmaker duo. After graduating at Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in Budapest, Sarolta continued her studies at Royal College of Art and Tibor at the National Film and Television School, both in UK. Here they started their artistic partnership focusing on animated film projects. In 2010 they moved to France where they completed two animated short films, Les Conquérants and Leftover, which were selected in numerous festivals such as Sundance and Clermont-Ferrand. Both films were shortlisted to the César Award. Currently they live and work in Hungary. White Plastic Sky is their first animated feature film. It premiered at Encounters section at Berlinale.


Sarolta Szabó: Les Conquérants (coregia/co-director Tibor Bánóczki, cm, anim., 2011), Leftover (coregia/co-director Tibor Bánóczki, cm, anim., 2015), Műanyag égbolt (White Plastic Sky, coregia/co-director Tibor Bánóczki, anim., 2023).
Tibor Bánóczki: Holtágban (Dead Water, cm, anim, 2001), Az ifjúság megnyugtat (The Youth is Reassuring, cm, anim, 2002), Milk Teeth (cm, anim, 2007), A Tripper Fiúk (The Clap Dudes, cm, anim, 2008), Sleep (coregia/co-director Sarolta Szabó, videoclip, 2009), Buds in Ice (cm, anim, 2010), Les Conquérants (coregia/co-director Sarolta Szabó, cm, anim., 2011), Leftover (coregia/co-director Sarolta Szabó, cm, anim., 2015), Műanyag égbolt (White Plastic Sky, coregia/co-director Sarolta Szabó, anim., 2023).


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“White Plastic Sky is our answer to the question of what the future of humanity will look like. It was never meant to propose an easy or comfortable answer. From the very first outlines we wanted to tell a different story. White Plastic Sky is a love story. Our characters, Stefan and Nóra, are no heroes. They are ordinary people who happen to have the possibility of a choice. What would happen, if for a moment, the human race could think of itself as part of a bigger story? If we could understand that life itself is more important than human life? If we didn’t just scratch the surface with words, but actually took the leap into a transhuman future?”


& Credits

DIRECTION, SCREENPLAY, PRODUCTION DESIGN: Tibor Bánóczki, Sarolta Szabó. CINEMATOGRAPHY: Tibor Bánóczki, Eduard Grau, Sarolta Szabó. MUSIC: Christopher White. CAST: Tamás Keresztes, Zsófia Szamosi, Géza Hegedűs D., Judit Schell, István Znamenák, Zsolt Nagy, Márton Patkós, Renátó Olasz. PRODUCTION: SALTO Films, Artichoke. COPRODUCTION: Proton Cinema, RTVS - Radio and Television Slovakia. PRODUCERS: József Fülöp, Orsolya Sipos, Juraj Krasnohorsky.

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