The Euphoria of Being’
(A létezés eufóriája)

2019, documentary, HD, color, 83 minutes

PREMIER (HUNGARY): 2019. 9. 12.

Hungarian Éva Fahidi was 20 years old when she returned to Hungary from Auschwitz-Birkenau. She was all alone, 49 members of her family were murdered. 70 years later, aged 90, Éva is asked to participate in a dance-theater performance about her life. Réka, the director, imagines a duet between Éva and the young, internationally acclaimed dancer, Emese. Réka wants to see how the bodies and the stories of these two women can intertwine on stage. Éva agrees immediately. Whilst key moments of Éva’s life are distilled into theater scenes, a powerful relationship forms between the three women.


Réka Szabó Director
Claudia Kovács Director of photography
Péter Sass Editor
Balázs Barna Music
Réka Szabó, Sára László, Marcell Gerő Producer
TheSympstoms Production company
László Jancsó Co-producer


Sarajevo Film Festival - 2019 Human Rights Award
Locarno International Film Festival - 2019 Grand Price Kritikusok Hete
Minsk Listapad - 2019 Audience Award for Best Documentary Film
Hungarian Film Awards - 2020 Best Documentary


Amsterdam IDFA - 2019
Amsterdam IDFA - 2019
Vancouver International Film Festival - 2019

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