Contemporary World Cinema | 2018 | 120 minutes
SIFF Says:Director Árpád Bogdán presents us with a three-pronged story: one of a Roma boy, one of a teenage archer, and one of a young lawyer, three people from completely different parts of Hungarian society that are connected by a racially motivated murder. Roma boy Ricsi, whose father is in prison, endures bullying at school; his mother tries to take care of everything but there is a strange man who always seems to be around. Archer Virag, a teenage girl, is serious about her sport and is beginning to be serious about Misi, a young man who raises dogs. Young female lawyer Hanna, under pressure from her superiors, takes on the defense of one of the young men facing trial for the part he allegedly played in the murder. Bogdán presents us with stories that are biblical in scope, moral dilemmas and depictions of sin based on real events that took place in Hungary during the 2008-09 attacks by Hungarian neo-Nazis on Roma villages. The three protagonists are, one way or another, affected by these events, which change their lives fundamentally.
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