37', 16 mm, D/H 2003
On a lonely farm in Southern Hungary, a sixty year old couple leads a dreary life punctuated by vain rituals: getting up in the morning, eating, going back to bed, and a little activity in the middle for a few animals to make sure that they stay alive. But the documented subject is not so much the tedious aspects of domestic existence as the empty emotions that it is intended to protect.
Is it possible, without the aid of fiction, to record the disappearance of love and its desertion in solitary memories?
This is the Bekettian challenge taken up by this film, of sad and simple beauty.
Directing, cinematography, editing Andreas Bolm
Cast Ildiko Malovecz, Ferenc Malovecz, Sándor Berecz
Sound recording Károly Stocker
© 2003 Ciulei Films & HFF München
Producer Thomas Ciulei
Assistant producer Jenny Alten
Sound mix Gerhard Auer
International Filmfestival Rotterdam 2003
Internationale Kurzfilmtage Oberhausen 2003
FID Marseille 2003
Festival dei Popoli Florenz 2003
Montreal International Film Festival of New Cinema 2003
Buenos Aires 6. Festival Internacional de Cine Independiente 2004
Int. Studentenfilmfest München 2004
Shadow-Festival, Amsterdam 2004