The Porcelain Doll
(A porcelánbaba)

feature, 35mm, 75 minutes

PREMIER (HUNGARY): 2005.

There was once the Farm.
Somewhere in Hungary.
More precisely: in Europe.
Even more precisely: on planet Earth.
Farm folk, who are amiable and simple yet cunning lived here on this Farm.
From time to time strangers come to the Farm.
And it is then that all hell always breaks loose.
Because the strangers have also brought death with them.
And destruction.
And hate. And jealousy. And vanity.
And shame. And lies.
On this Farm strangers always just cause trouble…

Based on Ervin Lázár's Csillagmajorwww.tivolifilm.hu

Creators

Tibor Máthé Director of photography
Péter Gárdos Screenplay
Dénes Szekeres Producer
Balázs Hujber Visual design
Duna Television, Tivoli-Filmproduction Production company
Péter Gárdos Director
Ágens Music
Marianna Miklós Editor
Ferenc Császár Sound
János Breckl Costumes
Lajos Bertók, Sándor Csányi, Judit Németh Cast

Awards

Moscow International Film Festival - 2005 Russian Film Critics' Special Mention
Budapest Hungarian Film Week - 2005 Best Director: Péter Gárdos, Best Supporting Actor: Sándor Csányi, Gene Moskowitz Prize awarded by the foreign film crtitcs
Leeuwarden Noordelijk  Film Festival - 2005 Matad'or (Main Prize)

Festivals

Goa International Film Festival of India - 2007
Pune International Film Festival - 2010
Antwerpen PERSPEKTIEF - 2007
Wine Country Film Festival - 2006
Bratislava International Film Festival - 2005
Busan International Film Festival - 2005
Thiruvananthapuram Kerala International Film Festival - 2007
Jerusalem International Film Festival - 2005
Vancouver International Film Festival - 2005
Reykjavik International Film Festival - 2005 (in competition)
Calcutta International Film Festival - 2005
Munich Film Festival - 2005
Moscow Golden Knight International Film Festival - 2007
Maine International Film Festival - 2006
Tampa International Film Festival - 2006
Palic International Film Festival - 2005
Minneapolis St. Paul  International Film Festival - 2006
Tiburon International Film Festival - 2006
Toronto International Film Festival - 2005
Philadelphia Film Festival - 2006
Hong Kong International Film Festival - 2006
Seattle International Film Festival - 2006
Montreal Festival Nouveau Cinéma - 2005
Istanbul Rendez-Vous - 2005
Brussels BIFFF - 2006 (in competition)
Ankara Festival on Wheels - 2005

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