Free Fall
(Szabadesés)

feature, digital, 80 minutes

PREMIER (HUNGARY): 2014.

In Free Fall, György Pálfi's imagination expands beyond boundaries, like a young man running through the wall in the film.
An old lady jumps off an apartment building in Budapest. Instead of a horrible death, she picks up the pieces of her broken glasses and walks up the stairs. As she climbs each floor, kaleidoscopic stories taking place in the building's seven rooms are shown on the screen.
The lady played by Molnar Piroska, who worked with Pálfi's in Taxidermia, stands at the center of the tapestry-like story. These events seem to have occurred somewhere or to occur in the future.
The seven rooms reenacting different genres, such as SF, horror, romance, and sitcom, equal to the storage of imagination. A woman walking around naked at a decent party, a couple making love while wrapped in plastic, or a woman undergoing an operation to send her baby back to her womb; none of these is close to normality. Where is the destination of these bizarre stories, then? Questioning the concept of normality, Free Fall is a grotesque film full of elements which Pálfi's fans would look forward to.
(Jang Byungwon)

Produced by the Jeonju Digital Project 2014

Creators

György Pálfi Director
György Pálfi, Zsófia Ruttkay Screenplay
Gergely Pohárnok Director of photography
Réka Lemhényi Editor
Ferenc Pusztai Producer
KMH Film, Popfilm Production company
Piroska Molnár, Réka Tenki, Zsolt Trill, Zsolt Nagy, Irén Bordán, Tamás Jordán, Géza Hegedűs D., Nóra Parti, Miklós Benedek Cast

Awards

Cottbus FilmFestival - 2014 Award for Outstanding Actress
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival - 2014 Best Director
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival - 2014 Europa Cinemas Label
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival - 2014 Special Jury Prize

Festivals

London Film Festival - 2014
Luxembourg CinÉast - 2014
Austin Fantastic Fest - 2014 (in competition)
Leeds International Film Festival - 2014
Trieste Film Festival - 2015
Göteborg International Film Festival - 2015
Rotterdam International Film Festival - 2015
Minneapolis St. Paul  International Film Festival - 2015
Cluj-Napoca Transilvania - 2015
Leeuwarden Noordelijk  Film Festival - 2014
Pula Film Festival - 2014 (in competition)
Wroclaw New Horizons IFF - 2014
Palic International Film Festival - 2014

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