Program → Films by sections → Genesis
Festival in Media
Section: Forum of European Cinema
Country: Hungary 
Year: 2018


120 minutes/color


Director: Árpád Bogdán

Screenplay: Árpád Bogdán

Cinematographer: Tamás Dobos

Editing: Péter Politzer

Costume design: Zsófi Ferencz

Music: Mihály Víg

Producer: Gábor Ferenczy, Andrea Taschler



Milán Csordás, Anna Marie Cseh, Eniko Anna Illesi, Lídia Danis, Zsolt Kovács, Levente Molnár, Tamás Ravasz, István Szilvási, Szofi Berki, Roland Tzafetás



FocusFox Studio, Mirage Film Studio

World sales:

Hungarian National Film Fund - HNFF World Sales



The three stories within Genesis are rooted in the biblical notion of family: a woman in her late thirties rediscovers the faith she lost as a child; a mother goes to extreme lengths to ensure that her child is saved from the fate that she was forced to endure; a Roma boy's family are killed, and the perfect world of his childhood is destroyed. All three stories are based on real events that took place in Hungary: the Roma murders. The three protagonists are one way or another affected by these events, which change their lives fundamentally.




Árpád Bogdán

Born in 1980, Árpád Bogdán lived in a children’s home from the age of 4. He started working as an actor and stage director in theatres during his college years. He has organized creative forums for disadvantaged children. His directorial debut feature , Happy New Life (2007) was internationally acclaimed at several festivals and was premiered in Berlinale Panorama 2007 and received the Special Mention of the Jury.



2002 Labyrinth

2003 Rhythm and Notion

2006 Happy New Life

2018 Genesis