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51st Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Fehér tenyér

Fortnight 2006, Feature film, 1h41

Synopsis

Miklos Dongo is an Olympic gymnast whose career was ended by an injury. He comes to Canada to begin a new life as a coach. Miklos is assigned to train one of Canada’s most gifted young hopefuls. But the young man is vain and volatile and Miklos has difficulty establishing a rapport with him. Miklos comes to understand that if he is to establish a working relationship with the young man, he must overcome his own fears and confront his past, in which he suffered under the brutal training regimen of a diabolical coach.

Director

Szabolcs Hajdu

Szabolcs Hajdu was born in Debrecen, Hungary, in 1972. He studied at the Theatre and Film Art University in Budapest, then worked as an actor. Afer his first short, he made his first feature, Sticky Matter, in 2000, which won the Best First Film Director award at the Hungarian Film Week and the Special Jury Prize at the Molodist International Film Festival in Kiev in 2001. His second film, Tarama, in 2003, won the Special Jury Prize for Best Visual Design at the Hungarian Film Week in 2004.

Gheorghe Dinica
Orion Radies
Silas Radies
Zoltán Miklós Hajdu

Screenplay
Szabolcs Hajdu

Image
András Nagy

Sound
Gábor Balázs

Editing
Péter Politzer

Music
Peace Orchestra, Galt MacDermot, Ferenc Darvas

Set decoration
Mónika Esztán

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Title in Original Version : White Palms