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Dad Goes Nuts
(2003, feature, 35mm, colour, 96 min.)
Director of photography:
Betty and the Bougenwilles
You can’t! You have been used to hearing this since childhood, you know what it means.
The two main characters of this film Szarka (Magpie) and Barbi have just turned seventeen, which is an ideal age to refuse everything associated with this word. Over one summer they travel around – to Siófok, Crete, Barcelona and Rome – despite all parental warning. They are seemingly looking for love but there is more to this trip. They are trying to find themselves. During this search they tell a lot of lies, they chase after romantic dramas and imaginary ideals of man, and they want to make their dreams come true. Just like everyone else at the age of seventeen. They are pressing their way forward across Europe awkwardly and randomly. They find themselves in dozens of comical and laughable situations, from which they then escape and move on. This is a film about being on the road, becoming an adult and chasing after love. It is about everything adults told them that they can’t do.
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