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Films & Schedules - JUST THE WIND

Sat, Feb 16, 2013
at 6:15 PM (Regal Lloyd Center 4)
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Wed, Feb 20, 2013
at 6 PM (Regal Lloyd Center 4)
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DIRECTOR: Benedek Fliegauf - HUNGARY

This year’s Hungarian submission for the Best Foreign Language Film Oscar chronicles the final days of a Romany family living in a provincial Hungarian backwater. Hoping to reunite with their father in Canada before the ethnic violence that has recently claimed many neighbors’ lives finds them too, time is growing short as the authorities turn a blind eye to the persecution. Fliegauf blends neo-realistic elements—the actors are non-professionals recruited from local villages—with atmospheric sound design and expressionistic use of music. “The film’s three leads are tracked by a roving camera in a naturalistic style reminiscent of Gus Van Sant’s Elephant; as in that film, the mundane is contrasted with the horrific, here highlighting the ingrained nature of racism and the isolating effects of poverty.”—Sydney Film Festival (86 mins.)

Selected Filmography: Forest (03), Milky Way (07), Womb (10)

Winner of the Jury Grand Prize at the Berlin Film Festival.


Interests: Oscar Submissions, Narrative Feature.

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