Break (Szünet)

(2020, short, color, 12 minutes)
drama

In the break between two classes, István, the headmaster of the secondary school is returning to his office, where two parents are waiting for him. They want to take their son out of school because of a job opportunity, to have some extra income for the family. István regards the case just another problem in the day that he needs to get over with. He shows the parents how to fill out the necessary forms, then he does the paperwork as Zoli (16) is just sitting silently. One of Zoli’s teachers tries to convince István that he boy deserves to complete his studies, but the headmaster is reluctant to get into conflict with the parents. Overhearing their conversation Zoli storms out of the office, leaving the teachers and parents behind. When István is alone again, the window of his office is suddenly shattered by a stone.

Awards

Targu-Mures AlterNative - 2020

Main Prize

Festivals

Locarno International Film Festival - 2020

(in competition)

National premiere:
2019

World premiere:
2020