feature, 35mm, 97 minutes
PREMIER (HUNGARY): 1995.
In the hectic summer of 1989 Hungary opened up its western border, which started a new migration in the upheaval of Eastern Europe. Refugees of politics, proverty and war all passed through Hungary, the crossroads of East and West, adventure seekers, smugglers, mafiosos and a few young people who were looking for a new place in a world that seemed to be renewed. They are the heroes of this story. They arrive from various directions: two moony musicains and an egineer from Russia, two girls from Britain and America. They all meet in Budapest, in a rock-pub called Bolshe Vita. They fall in love and wander around town, the boys trying to make living by playing music in the street or doing business in the "COMECOM" market.They all spend the summer together in the short interval between the collapse of the dictatorships and the dawn of the new chaos - that was the time we called freedom.
|András Szalai||Director of photography|
|Ferenc Muck, Yuri Fomichev||Music|
|Zsolt Juhász Buday||Visual design|
|ZDF Das Kleine Fernsehfilm, M.I.T.||Production company|
|Yuri Fomichev, Igor Chernievich, Alexei Serebriakov, Ágnes Máhr, Caroline Loncq, Helen Baxendale||Cast|
|Berlin PRIX EUROPA - 1996||European Parliament's Special Prize|
|London Film Festival - 1996||Satyajit Ray Award|
|Budapest Hungarian Film Week - 1996||Best First Film|
|Sochi International Film Festival - 1996||Grand Pearl Prize|
|Cottbus FilmFestival - 1996||Main Prize|
|Angers Premiers Plans - 1997||Main Prize|
|Lagów International Film Festival - 1996||Golden Grapes Prize|
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