White Palms (Fehér tenyér)

(2006, feature, 35mm, color, 100 minutes, 1:1,85)
drama

After Miklós Dongó’s highly promising gymnastic career gets cut sadly short by an injury, he decides to make the move to Canada to rebuild his life as a coach. His very different background and particular style mean he may never be able to fit in as he faces a great deal of challenges in this world, which is so very new to him. There is a lot to get through if he is to win his battle with his past and a joyless childhood confined within the four walls of a gymnasium.

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Awards

Budapest Hungarian Film Week - 2006

Best Director Szabolcs Hajdu

Best Cinematography András Nagy

Best Producer Iván Angelusz

Best Editor Péter Politzer

Gene Moskowitz Prize awarded by the foreign critics

People's Choice via Internet

Essonne CINESSONNE - 2006

Grand Prix

Istanbul Rendez-Vous - 2006

Best Film

Kaunas International Film Festival - 2007

Audience Award

Zlín International Film Festival for Children and Youth - 2007

Main Prize of

Kosice Art Film Fest - 2006

Best Screenplay Szabolcs Hajdu

Karlovy Vary International Film Festival - East of the West - 2006

Special Mention

Ljubljana International Film Festival - 2006

FIPRESCI Award