Hide and Seek

HD, 14 minutes


The story takes place in a poor family in Hungary. The main character is a 7-year-old boy called Matyi. He loves to play hide and seek, but he knows no bounds. He is constantly hiding somewhere, annoying his parents, and he refuses to come out even when the whole family is looking for him. As he came into the family as the fifth child, his mother had never intended to keep him, and he is just another pain for her to bear. However, his father is very fond of the boy and he is the only one with sufficient patience for him. One day, the father disappears and the mother is left alone with his undisciplined child. The film is shot in poor neighbourhoods with amateur actors and is based on a true story.


Benő Gábor Baranyi Director
Benő Gábor Baranyi Screenplay
Dávid Gajdics Director of photography
László Dunai Editor
Béla Bartók Music
Sára Szalai Visual design
Benő Gábor Baranyi, Zsuzsanna Gyurin Producer
Salamandra Film Kft Production company
László Petró, Róza Koricsánszki, Mátyás Kabók, Csaba Balogh, Benjámin Pádár, Konrád Quintus Cast


Vienna Let s CEE Film Festival - 2018 Honorable Mention
Plymouth Rebel Film Festival - 2018 Grand Prix
Plymouth Rebel Film Festival - 2018 Best Student Film
Plymouth Rebel Film Festival - 2018 Audience Choice Award


Brest International Short Film Festival - 2017
Olympia International Film Festival - 2018 (in competition)
Santa Barbara International Film Festival - 2018 (in competition)

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