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Festival in Media
Section: International Competition
Country: Hungary Germany/France/Netherlands/Morocco
Year: 2018



118 minutes/color


Director: Bálint Kenyeres


Screenplay: Bálint Kenyeres, Matthieu Taponier, Tamás Beregi, Éva Zabezsinszki

Cinematographer: Ádám Fillenz

Editing: Vanda Arányi

Costume Design: Györgyi Szakács

Producer: Andrea Taschler, Jamila Wenske



Vlad Ivanov, Djemel Barek, Jacques Weber, Gamil Ratib, Johanna Ter Steege, Toulou Kiki, Feodor Atkine, Jo Prestia, Isaka Sawadogo



Mirage Film (Hungary)


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The central character, 50-year-old Victor Ganz owns a thriving building and civil engineering company that operates worldwide. Some very costly problems on a building site in North Africa mean he has to go there (he hates traveling), to a country where he is confronted with memories of his youth, which have been carefully buried in the depths of his mind. Meetings in ministries, disinformation, the reappearance of a past love who had mysteriously disappeared, an investigation in the local underground to find her: Victor Ganz slowly plunges into a labyrinthine world where present and past intertwine.


Bálint Kenyeres

Bálint Kenyeres was born in 1976 in Budapest. After studying philosophy, film history and film theory, he graduated as a film director at the Budapest Film and Theatre Academy in 2006. His film Zárás (Closing Time) was premiered in competition at the Venice Film Festival and got selected for more than 30 other film festivals, won a dozen awards. His previous short Before Dawn was in competition at the Cannes Film Festival in 2005, won a jury prize at Sundance and got the European Film Academy Prix UIP for the best European short in 2006. It was selected at 140 festivals, won 30 awards.




1999 Closing Time

2005 Before Dawn

2009 The History of Aviation

2018 Hier