reż|dir Árpád Bogdán|HU|2018|120 min
prod|pro Andrea Taschler, Gábor Ferenczy scen|wr Árpád Bogdán zdj|ph Tamás Dobos muz|mus Mihály Víg mon|ed Péter Politzer ob|cast Milán Csordás, Anna Marie Cseh, Eniko Anna Illesi, Lídia Danis, Zsolt Kovács, Levente Molnár, Tamás Ravasz, István Szilvási, Szofi Berki, Roland Tzafetás dys|di HNFF World Sales


The three stories within Genesis are rooted in the biblical notion of family: a Roma boy’s family are killed and the perfect world of his childhood is destroyed; a teenage mother goes to extreme lengths to ensure that her child is saved from the fate that she was forced to endure; a successful lawyer risks her career for the truth to rediscover the faith she lost with her child. All three stories are based on real events that took place in Hungary: the Roma murders, when a neo-nazi group terrorized Roma families for over a year. These events claimed many victims, including 6 deaths. The protagonists are one way or another affected by these events, which change their lives fundamentally.

2018 Sofia IFF – Special Jury Award Best Film

Árpád Bogdán (1980) lived in a children’s home from the age of 4. He started working as an actor and stage director in theatres during his college years. He has organised creative forums for disadvantaged children using various aspects of theatre, film, and literature. His directorial debut, Happy New Life (2007) was internationally acclaimed at several festivals and was premiered in section Panorama at the Berlinale 2007 and received the Special Mention of the Jury.

2018 Genezis|Genesis
2007 Happy New Life|Boldog új élet

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Projekt i realizacja: Tomasz Żewłakow