Granny Project
(Nagyi projekt)

2017, documentary

documentary

PREMIER (HUNGARY): 2018. 11. 1.
PREMIER (INTERNATIONAL): 2017. 11. 3.

“Granny Project” is a seven-year- long investigation of three young men coming to terms with their heritage through the extraordinary lives of their grandmothers: an English spy, a dancer from Nazi Germany and a Hungarian communist Holocaust survivor.

These guys move back and forth across Europe at the same time as their grandmothers set off on a virtual journey of memory. They transport their grannies back to their youth and in doing so provide us with an insight into the transcendental connection between grandparents and grandchildren, on the verge of the 21st century.

Granny Project is a coming of age story of three young men and a ‘coming out of age’ tale of their grandmothers, an experiment to form a language which the forthcoming generations could use to keep the values, generated in the 20th century, alive.

The film deals with classic values and taboo-like historical topics - and the method used is equally important as it gives an insight to the zeitgeist of the young today.

Creators

Bálint Révész Director
Meredith Colchester, Ruben Woodin-Dechamps, Bálint Révész Screenplay
Ruben Woodin-Dechamps Director of photography
Károly Szalay Editor
Albert Márkos Music
Gábor Erdélyi Jr. Sound
László Kántor, Bálint Révész Producer
Új Budapest Filmstúdió, Gallivant Film Production company
Mariann Kiss, Meredith Colchester, Ruben Woodin-Dechamps Co-producer
Rosanne Colchester, Gudrun Dechamps, Révész Lívia, Meredith Colchester, Ruben Woodin-Dechamps, Bálint Révész Cast

Awards

Leipzig International Festival for Documentary and Animated Film - 2017 MDR Film Prize
Taipei TIDF - 2018 Next Generation Award
Minsk Listapad - 2018 Bálint Révész - Audience Award for Best Documentary Film
Warsaw International "Jewish Motives" Film Festival - 2019 Best Documentary

Festivals

Zagreb ZagrebDox - 2018
Copenhagen CPH:DOX - 2018 (in competition)
Prague One World - 2018 (in competition)
Toronto Hot Docs - 2018
Moscow DOKer International Documentary Film Festival - 2018 (in competition)
Cluj-Napoca Transilvania - 2018
Bergen International Film Festival - 2018
Luxembourg CinÉast - 2018
Targu-Mures AlterNative - 2018
Victoria Independent Film & Video Festival - 2019
Chesnok Human Rights Documentary Film Festival - 2019
Tbilisi CinéDOC - 2019

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