RENGETEG – MINDENHOL LÁTLAK
(Foresta – Ti vedo ovunque / Forest – I See You Everywhere)
Ungheria / Hungary
2021, HD, col., 115’
v.o. ungherese / Hungarian o.v.
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Sceneggiatura / Screenplay: Bence Fliegauf. Fotografia / Photography: Mátyás Gyuricza, Ákos Nyoszoli. Montaggio / Editing: Terence Gábor Gelencsér, Wanda Kiss, Dávid Kovács. Musica / Music: Péter Fancsikai, Tamás Beke, Bence Fliegauf. Suono / Sound: Tamás Beke. Interpreti / Cast: Eliza Sodró, Terence Gábor Gelencsér, Felícián Keresztes, Eszter Balla, János Fliegauf, Péter Fancsikai, Mihály Víg, Ági Gubik, Natasa Kovalik, Zoltán Pintér, Juli Jakab, László Cziffer, Zsolt Végh, Lilla Kizlinger, István Lénárt, Laura Podlovics. Produzione / Produced by: Fraktál Film, M&M Film. Distribuzione internazionale / World Sales: Films Boutique.
Seven hypnotic and unpredictable short stories culminate in a psychological kaleidoscope of couples, families and friends, all connected by their common fate. Bence Fliegauf continues his anthropological exploration of his 2003 feature debut, Forest. Employing the same circular storytelling structure, Fliegauf frames these seven tales -almost completely set in interiors- in tightly composed, claustrophobic shots, emphasising external forces that hover over his protagonists’ lives, including religion, death and grief. Set over one night, the film begins with a teenage girl blaming her father for her mother’s death; a young woman works herself into a fit of jealousy over her boyfriend lending his camera to another girl; a couple is struggling to conceive a child; an old man, a former heroin addict, is wallowing in despair about his surgery the next day; a religious mother wants to stop her young son from fantasy role-playing as she believes it is a gateway to Satan; a pair of friends try to convince a former hitman to kill a quack healer whom the man considers responsible for the death of his ex-girlfriend. Bookending the film is a short segment with a young girl and her dying grandfather. Amateurs worked with professionals on this next-to-no-budget film, that won the Silver Bear for Best Supporting Performance (Lilla Kizlinger) at the 2021 Berlinale, where the film had its premiere.
Bence (Benedek) Fliegauf
Film director, writer, director, production designer and sound designer, Fliegauf was born in 1974 in Budapest. Self-taught, he gathered experience working as an assistant director in television, where he was also involved in screenwriting and production design. His debut film Forest was selected in 2003 at the Berlinale and it represented Hungary for the Best Foreign Film at the Academy Awards. In addition to the 2005 homage to his cinema, the Trieste FF presented in 2013 his Just the Wind and the omnibus film Magyarország 2011, which he directed with Márta Mészáros, Péter Forgács, György Pálfi and Miklós Jancsó, among others.
filmografia scelta / selected filmography
2000 Határvonal doc. 2001 Beszélő fejek (Talking Heads) cm / sf; Hypnos cm / sf; Premi / Awards: Cottbus, FF – Premio speciale della giuria / Special Prize of the Jury 2003 Rengeteg (Forest); Premi / Awards: Berlinale Forum – Premio Wolfgang Staudte / Wolfgang Staudte Prize 2004 Dealer; Premi / Awards: Budapest, Settimana del cinema ungherese – Miglior regia, Miglior sceneggiatura, Miglior suono / Budapest, Hungarian Film Week – Best Director, Best Screenplay, Best Sound 2007 Tejút (Milky Way); Premi / Awards: Locarno – Pardo d’oro / Golden Leopard 2008 Csillogás doc. 2010 Méh (Womb); Premi / Awards: Locarno – Premio della Giuria giovani / Junior Jury Award 2012 Csak a szél (Just the Wind); Premi / Awards: Berlinale – Orso d’Argento / Silver Bear; Magyarország 2011 (omnibus film diretto con / directed with András Jeles, Ágnes Kocsis, Ferenc Török, Simon Szabó, Márta Mészáros, Péter Forgács, László Siroki, György Pálfi, András Salamon, Miklós Jancsó) 2016 Liliom ösvény (Lily Lane) 2021 Rengeteg – mindenhol látlak (Forest – I See You Everywhere); Premi / Awards: Berlinale – Orso d’argento per la Migliore interprete non protagonista / Silver Bear for Best Supporting Performance (Lilla Kizlinger); IndieLisboa – Menzione speciale / Special Mention