04/12 movie "Just the wind" (Csak a szél)
France, Germany, Hungary, 2012
Runtime: 91 min
Director: Bence Fliegauf,
Cast: Lajos Sárkány, Katalin Toldi, Gyöngyi Lendvai, György Toldi
The story of four members of a gypsy family who live on an isolated farm in Hungary: Anna, a young teenager who goes to school; her 11-year-old brother Rio who has created a hiding place in an abandoned barn; their mother Mari who works as a cleaner in the neighbouring village; and their grandfather Tomi who has been weakened by a stroke. It’s summer. Over the past few months, a gang of "hunters" has been committing racist crimes, attacking gypsy families, burning their homes and killing the inhabitants, where the gypsies are nicknamed "the crows". Anna, Rio and Mari will have a brush with unseen danger, until the day the hunters arrive.
Since 2007, the European Parliament LUX prize casts an annual spotlight on films that go to the heart of the European public debate. The Parliament believes that the cinema, a mass cultural medium, can be an ideal vehicle for debate and reflection on Europe and its future. Cinema is popular, attracts different generations and is affordable.
Free entrance - tickets available at cinema "Splendid Palace" (Elizabetes street 61) and "EU House" in Riga, Aspazijas Boulevard 28 from 11.12.12.
Additional information: http://www.luxprize.eu/movies/2012/csak-sz%C3%A9l-just-wind