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Genezis

Genesis

 

Andrea Taschler (Producer), Gábor Ferenczy (Producer), Lídia Danis (Actress), Milán Csordás (Actor), Anna Marie Cseh (Actress), Árpád Bogdán (Director, Screenwriter)

Moderation: Nikolaj Nikitin

Drunk racists attack a Roma settlement at night, throwing petrol bombs and shooting at fleeing families. The mother of nine-year-old Ricsi is killed. Since his father is still serving a two-year prison sentence for a minor crime, the traumatised boy is sent to live with his grandparents. His harmonious childhood world now irredeemably shattered, he is desperately searching for stability ... High school student and passionate archer Virág suspects that her boyfriend Misi might have been involved in the attack on the Roma village. When her suspicions are confirmed, she finds herself thrown into a deep emotional conflict. She makes a momentous decision.Hanna, a lawyer who is accustomed to success, is appointed Misi's lawyer. Moral questions as well as her own past force her to reappraise her path in life. The background for these three interwoven, visually powerful stories is the 2008/09 attacks by Hungarian neo-Nazis on Roma villages during which six people were killed.

by
Árpád Bogdán

Hungary 2018

Hungarian

120 min

World premiere

With

Milán Csordás (Ricsi)
Anna Marie Cseh (Hanna)
Enikő Anna Illési (Virág)
Lídia Danis (Ricsi's mother)
Levente Molnár (Péter)
Zsolt Kovács (Attorney)
Tamás Ravasz (Misi)
István Szilvási (Ricsi's father)
Szofi Berki (Virág's mother)
Dezső Lukács (Jani)

Crew

Written and directed by
Árpád Bogdán
Director of Photography
Tamás Dobos
Editing
Péter Politzer
Music
Mihály Víg
Sound Design
Gábor Császár
Sound
Bálint Zándoki
Production Design
Kata Kővári
Costumes
Zsófia Ferencz
Make-up
Barbara Kund
Casting
Mária Boross
Assistant Director
László Illés
Production Manager
Dániel Molnár
Producers
Andrea Taschler, Gábor Ferenczy

Biography

Árpád Bogdán

Born in 1980, he grew up in a children’s home from the age of four. He began his career working as a stage actor and theatre director alongside his studies. He has also organised creative forums for disadvantaged children using various aspects of theatre, film and literature and has directed several short films and documentaries. His debut feature film Boldog új élet (Happy New Life) premiered in the 2007 Berlinale Panorama.

Filmography

2003 Beat and Notion; short film 2005 Dusk; short film 2007 Boldog új élet (Happy New Life) 2008 Denied; short film 2009 Darkness on the Edge of Town; documentary 2014 We Will Call Mom Tomorrow; short film 2015 Dominica; short film · Hey Brother; short film 2018 Ghetto Balboa; documentary · Genezis (Genesis)

Produced by

Mirage Film
Budapest, Hungary

Focusfox
Budapest, Hungary

Dates

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    Sun Feb 18 21:30
    Zoo Palast 1 (E)
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    Mon Feb 19 12:00
    CinemaxX 7 (E)
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    Tue Feb 20 17:00
    Cubix 9 (E)
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    Fri Feb 23 12:30
    CinemaxX 7 (E)
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    Sat Feb 24 13:00
    Zoo Palast 2 (E)

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