Just the Wind
(Csak a szél)
feature, 35mm, 98 minutes, 1:1.85
PREMIER (HUNGARY): 2012.
News quickly spreads of the murder of a Romany family in a Hungarian village. The perpetrators have escaped and nobody claims to know who might have committed the crime. For another Romany family living close by, the murder only serves to confirm their latent, carefully repressed fears. Far away in Canada the head of the family decides that his wife, children and their grandfather must join him as soon as possible. Living in fear of the racist terror that surrounds them and feeling abandoned by the silent majority, the family tries to get through the day after the attack. By nightfall when darkness descends on the village the family pushes the beds closer together than usual. Yet their hope of escaping the madness proves illusory.
Based on an actual series of killings in Hungary that claimed the lives of eight people in less than a year, Bence Fliegauf portrays the pogrom-like atmosphere which breeds such violence. The camera stays hot on the heels of the protagonists, making the breathless escalation of events physically palpable.
|Zoltán Lovasi||Director of photography|
|Mónika Mécs, András Muhi||Producer|
|Rebekka Garrido, Pierre-Emmanuel Fleurantin||Co-producer|
|Inforg-M&M Film, The Post Republic / DE, Paprika Films / FR||Production company|
|Moscow 2morrow - 2012||Grand Prix|
|Prishtina PriFest - 2012||Best Director (ex-aequo)|
|Geneva FIFDH - 2013||Youth Jury Prize|
|Lima Al Este de Lima - 2013||Best Film|
|Berlinale - Berlin International Film Festival - 2012||Jury Grand Prix - Silver Bear|
|Istanbul International Film Festival - 2012||Film Award of the Council of Europe|
|Turnhout Open Doek - 2012||Main Prize|
|Paris Cinéma Festival - 2012||Jury Prize|
|Berlinale - Berlin International Film Festival - 2012||Amnesty International Film Prize|
|Berlinale - Berlin International Film Festival - 2012||Peace Film Prize|
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