2018, documentary, color, 78 minutes
PREMIER (HUNGARY): 2018. 10. 11.
PREMIER (INTERNATIONAL): 2018. 8.
Kafia is 17 years old. Two years ago, she fled to Europe, Hungary on her own, escaping from a child marriage in Somalia. She has been living in a state children’s home in Budapest ever since. She learns the language, goes to high school, prepares for the Hungarian graduation exam and starts a modelling career. On the surface, everything seems fine. However, behind that beautiful and confident appearance lies a heavy heart. Her repetitive daily routine revolves around constant dilemmas and self-doubt about leaving behind her Muslim culture and everything else she grew up with. As she lets the camera get closer to her the film slowly becomes an intimate confession.
What does it mean, on the brink of adulthood, to break with your past and fully give yourself up to a new self in order to live in Europe?
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|Natasha Pavlovskaya||Director of photography|
|Éclipse Film||Production company|
|Zagreb ZagrebDox - 2019||Youth Jury's Special Mention|
|Zagreb ZagrebDox - 2019||Movies That Matter különdíj|
|Hungarian Film Awards - 2019||Péter Sass - Best Editor|
|Sarajevo Film Festival - 2018||(in competition)|
|Locarno International Film Festival - 2018||(in competition)|
|Sibiu ASTRA Film Fest - 2018||(in competition)|
|Mexico City DOCSDF - 2018|
|Thessaloniki Documentary Festival - 2019||(in competition)|
|Toronto Hot Docs - 2019|
|Cluj-Napoca Transilvania - 2019|
|Den Haag Eastern Neighbours Film Festival - 2019|
|MEDIAWAVE International Film & Music Festival - 2019||(in competition)|
|Tbilisi CinéDOC - 2019|
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