feature, digital, color, 70 minutes
PREMIER (HUNGARY): 2014.
Free Entry is an adventurous journey to adulthood, a summer youth drama revolving around the wild yet precarious relationship of Betty and 'V'. As the two 16-year-old girls risk their first steps towards independence, in different ways, they both come to experience the importance of their friendship.
Betty and her friend V have a major project: the open-air Sziget festival held every summer on Óbudai, one of the Danube islands in Budapest. Instead of money the teenagers have a stash of grass waiting for a buyer. Food? Nothing wrong with the leftovers from other people’s plates. Tent? Why bother when you can sleep under the stars. Sleep? No way: the party goes on all night. V is a pretty girl who knows how to use her charms to the best advantage. Betty, more reserved and shy, never quite knows what to do with her hands, how to hold a cigarette, what to say to the boys they meet. But the tables are turned when the pair go their separate ways after an argument: now it’s each girl for herself.
Yvonne Kerékgyártó’s debut feature Free Entry, a fast-paced coming-of-age drama with tender nuances, brings back memories of light-hearted teenage days in which self-doubt was always waiting to pounce.
|Gergely Pálos, Kristóf Becsey, Zágon Nagy||Director of photography|
|DDK Production||Production company|
|Judit Romwalter, Viktor Huszár||Co-producer|
|Luca Pusztai, Ágnes Bartha||Cast|
|Novi Sad Cinema City - 2014||Cineuropa Prize|
|Austin SXSW Film Festival - 2015||Gamechanger Award|
|Wiesbaden GoEast Film Festival - 2014||(in competition)|
|Pune International Film Festival - 2015|
|Lagów International Film Festival - 2015|
|Chicago EU Film Festival - 2016|
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