Easy Lessons
(Könnyű leckék)

2018, documentary, 78 minutes

documentary

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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Creators

Dorottya Zurbó Director
Natasha Pavlovskaya Director of photography
Péter Sass Editor
Ádám Balázs Music
Rudolf Várhegyi Sound
Julianna Ugrin Producer
Éclipse Film Production company

Awards

Zagreb ZagrebDox - 2019 Youth Jury's Special Mention
Zagreb ZagrebDox - 2019 Movies That Matter különdíj
Hungarian Film Awards - 2019 Best Editor

Festivals

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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