White Palms
(Fehér tenyér)

feature, SD, 100 minutes, 1:1.85

drama

PREMIER (HUNGARY): 2006.

After Miklós Dongó’s highly promising gymnastic career gets cut sadly short by an injury, he decides to make the move to Canada to rebuild his life as a coach. His very different background and particular style mean he may never be able to fit in as he faces a great deal of challenges in this world, which is so very new to him. There is a lot to get through if he is to win his battle with his past and a joyless childhood confined within the four walls of a gymnasium.

http://www.whitepalmsmovie.com

Creators

Szabolcs Hajdu Director
Szabolcs Hajdu Screenplay
András Nagy Director of photography
Péter Politzer Editor
Ferenc Darvas, Gatt MacDermot, Rimszkij-Korszakov, Peace Orchestra Music
János Csáki, Gábor Balázs Sound
Mónika Esztán Visual design
Krisztina Berzsenyi Costumes
Andrea Taschler Production manager
Iván Angelusz, Ági Pataki, Péter Reich, Gábor Kovács Producer
Katapult Film, Filmpartners Production company
Zoltán Miklós Hajdu, Orion Radies, Silas Radies, Gheorghe Dinica, Kyle Shewfelt, Oana Pellea, Andor Lukáts Cast

Awards

Budapest Hungarian Film Week - 2006 Best Director
Essonne CINESSONNE - 2006 Grand Prix
Istanbul Rendez-Vous - 2006 Best Film
Kaunas International Film Festival - 2007 Audience Award
Zlín International Film Festival for Children and Youth - 2007 Main Prize of
Kosice Art Film Fest - 2006 Best Screenplay
Karlovy Vary International Film Festival - 2006 Special Mention East of the West
Ljubljana International Film Festival - 2006 FIPRESCI Award
Budapest Hungarian Film Week - 2006 Best Cinematography
Budapest Hungarian Film Week - 2006 Best Producer
Budapest Hungarian Film Week - 2006 Best Editor
Budapest Hungarian Film Week - 2006 Gene Moskowitz Prize awarded by the foreign critics
Budapest Hungarian Film Week - 2006 People's Choice via Internet

Festivals

Luxembourg CinÉast - 2010
Vancouver EU Film Festival - 2010
Cannes Quinzaine des Réalisateurs - 2006
Cluj-Napoca Transilvania - 2006
Cottbus FilmFestival - 2006
Los Angeles AFI FEST - 2006
Bratislava International Film Festival - 2006
Thessaloniki International Film Festival - 2006
Ales Film Festival - 2007
Arras L'Autre Cinema - 2006
Bangkok International Film Festival - 2007 (in competition)
Copenhagen CPH:PIX - 2006
Rouen A l'Est, du nouveau - 2006
Busan International Film Festival - 2006
Plzen Finále - 2007
Warsaw International Film Festival - 2006 (in competition)
Seattle International Film Festival - 2007
Munich Film Festival - 2006
Cabourg Film Festival - 2008
Trieste Film Festival - 2007
Vukovar Film Festival - 2007 (in competition)
Almaty EURASIA - 2006
Seville Film Festival - 2006 (in competition)
Saint-Petersburg Festival of Festivals - 2007
Genova Festival Nuovo Cinema Europa - 2007 (in competition)
Fort Worth Lone Star IFF - 2007
Rio de Janeiro IFF - 2007
Torún TOFIFEST - 2006 (in competition)
Palic International Film Festival - 2007
Toronto International Film Festival - 2006
Les Arcs European Film Festival - 2009
Mamers International Film Festival - 2007
Bergamo Film Meeting - 2010

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