Hungary 2018

28 years after the fall of communism and on the eve of a new presidential election, Hungary has arrived at a political crossroads. Is the country about to embark on another four years of right-wing populism with Viktor Orbán in power, or will former Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsány and his pro-European left-wing party prevail? The results were announced on April 8, 2018, but that does nothing to diminish the urgency of this film’s central question: what motivates the right-wing voter? This is more than just a courageous and well-crafted account of a political battle. It’s a film for anyone seeking to better understand the rise of nationalism. (International Documentary Filmfestival Amsterdam)

Director's Biography
Eszter Hajdú
Eszter Hajdú is a film director born in Hungary in 1979. Her film "The Fidesz Jew” (2008) was the most provocative and most-viewed documentary of the past years in Hungary. Her films are mainly about social-political taboos. "Judgment in Hungary“ (2013) was about the trial of serial killing against Roma people in Hungary, and won the Best Film Award at One World International Film Festival, Prague. 

Film Selection: Hungary 2018 (2018, doc) - Judgment in Hungary (2013, doc) - Demon Hands (2010, doc) - A fideszes zsidó, a nemzeti érzés nélküli anya és a mediáció (The Fidesz Jew, 2008, doc)
Competition Documentary 2019
Eszter Hajdú
Hungary / Portugal 2018
82 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Screenplay Eszter Hajdú
Cinematography Daniel Szandtner, István Szonyi, Anonym 1, Anonym 2, Anonym 3, Anonym 4
Editing Levente Pap, Menno Boerema
Sound/Sounddesign Peter Almassy, Anonym 5, Anonym 6
Music Sandor Mester
With Ferenc Gyurcsány, Viktor Orbán
Producer(s) Sandor Mester
Miradouro Media LDA
World Sales
Miradouro Media LDA
Austrian Premiere
World Premiere
IDFA 2018
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
IDFA 2018

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere