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51st Directors’ Fortnight May 15-25, 2019

Gyekgyilkossagok

Fortnight 1993, Feature film, 1 h 18

Synopsis

12-year-old Zsolt Balogh lives in utter loneliness with his grand-mother Bizsu. Confined in bed, the elderly woman was once a famous prima donna, but has now taken refuge inside her room, shutters down. Turner alcoholic, she needs to drink quite a lot to make it through the day. She won’t see anyone, except her grand-son, with whom she shares a modest flat in one of the most run-down districts of Budapest, by the Danube. The little boy spends most of his time wandering by the river, slipping from one secret place to other. One day, he meets a young pregnant girl , and soon becomes her friend and accomplice. But this friendship is about to spark off many jealous reactions and dramatic e

Director

Ildiko Szabo

She was born in Budapest and played in around twenty movies, with Pal Sandor for example. She worked at Mafilm studios and entered the High theater and cinema school where she directed her first short film In flagranti, awarded in Oberhausen. Meutres d’enfants is her second feature film, awarded at the national cinema week in Budapest.

Barnabas Toth
Dora Köves
Eszter Csakanyi
Hedi Temessy
Ilona Kallai
Mari Balog
Peter Andorai

Screenplay
Ildiko Szabo sur une idée de Zsuzsa Toth

Image
Tamas Sas

Sound
György Pinter

Editing
Anna Kornis

Music
Janos Masik

Set decoration
Ildiko Szabo, Tamas Sas

PRODUCTION : Hetfoi Muhely Studio Alapitvany Tag Traum Mozgoken Innovacios Tarsulas Fiatal Filmesek Studoja VENTE A L’ETRANGER : Cinepool

Title in Original Version : Meurtres d'enfants

Awards

Prix FIPRESCI