Budapest Hungarian Film Week
Documentary Category Main Prize
The factory is ours I-II.
(Miénk a gyár I-II.)
(1993, documentary, video, colour, DolbySR)
Director of photography:
Budapest Film Studio
How to buy a town-sized factory for 5 million forints? How to walk away your pockets full after losing billions. How to rise from unemployed to mayor. How to ruin a town. How to have 10 thousand unemployed in a town 46 thousand. How is it possible that this makes few people stand up and shout? This two-part film is part of the Ózd series. Shooting began in 1988 and has only recently been finished. These last four years have been decisive in the history of Eastern Europe, Hungary and Ózd. In the film these fundamental changes are shown through the break-up of the once mighty communist giant-factory and through the betrayal and fight of the people living there.