Just the Wind
(Csak a szél)

feature, 35mm, 98 minutes, 1:1.85

co-produced with: Germany France

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.

Creators

Bence Fliegauf Director
Bence Fliegauf Screenplay
Zoltán Lovasi Director of photography
Xavier Box Editor
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

Awards

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

Festivals

Sydney Film Festival - 2012
Melbourne International Film Festival - 2012
Vukovar Film Festival - 2012 (in competition)
Busan International Film Festival - 2012
Toronto International Film Festival - 2012
London Film Festival - 2012
Espoo Ciné International Film Festival - 2012
Wroclaw New Horizons IFF - 2012
Kosice Art Film Fest - 2012
Sarajevo Film Festival - 2012
Durban International Film Festival - 2012
Kiev MOLODIST International Film Festival - 2012
Luxembourg CinÉast - 2012 (in competition)
Săo Paulo International Film Festival - 2012
Segovia MUCES - 2012
Vienna International Film Festival - 2012
Los Angeles AFI FEST - 2012
Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival - 2012
Portland International Film Festival - 2013 (in competition)
Wiesbaden GoEast Film Festival - 2013
Leeuwarden Noordelijk  Film Festival - 2012
Hong Kong International Film Festival - 2012
Copenhagen CPH:PIX - 2012
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival - 2012
Cluj-Napoca Transilvania - 2012
Palic International Film Festival - 2012 (in competition)
Haifa International Film Festival - 2012

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