The Hungarian Oscar Entry and Berlinale Grand Prix Winner JUST THE WIND director Bence Fliegauf will be in Los Angeles between 6-16 November.
Golden Globe Screening
Wilshire Screening Room / 8670 Wilshire Blvd / Beverly Hills, CA 90211
9, 10 November
UCSD - University of California San Diego - Screening followed by a Q&A with Bence Fliegauf
UCLA - University of California Los Angeles - Screening followed by a Q&A with Bence Fliegauf
UCSF - University of California San Francisco - Screening followed by a Q&A with Bence Fliegauf
Press Conference at the General Consulate of Hungary in Los Angeles
11766 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 410 Los Angeles, California 90025
12th Hungarian Film Festival Opening Night
Festival Highlight: JUST THE WIND the Official Hungarian Entry for the Academy Awards
Director Bence Fliegauf will attend the 7 pm screening
Laemmle’s Noho7 / 5240 Lankershim Blvd. North Hollywood, 91601
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Mari lives with her invalid father and two children in a shack in the woods outside the city. Their living conditions are modest, like their other Romani neighbors. For centuries, their "kind" has been commonly referred to as gypsies. Recently, more than ever, they must exist stealthily: five entire families in the area have already been murdered, gunned down in their own homes.
The Romani community struggles to continue their simple daily routine amid the anxiety of the suspected raciallymotivated crimes. Mari juggles her two jobs. Teenager Anna tries to concentrate on her schoolwork and sketches. But young Rio is preoccupied with other things. He is getting ready...
Inspired by real events.
One of his country's most internationally-recognized young directors, Bence Fliegauf returned to his native Hungary for his fifth feature film, JUST THE WIND.
His previous film, WOMB, was English-language and starred Eva Green (CASINO ROYALE, THE DREAMERS) and Matt Smith (BBC's "Dr. Who"). WOMB was the disturbing story of a woman who cannot escape the complexities of her decision to replicate her dead lover and raise him as her own child. WOMB was called "one of the most spectacularly handsome films of the year" by Screen International, and premiered at the 2010 Locarno Film Festival.
Fliegauf's 2007 feature MILKY WAY won Locarno's Golden Leopard for Filmmakers of the Present and Barcelona (L'Alternativa) Independent Film Festival's Feature Film Prize. DEALER won the Berliner Zeitung Audience Award at the 2004 Berlin Film Festival, as well as several Best Director prizes (Mar Del Plata, Wiesbaden, Lecce).
His debut feature FOREST won the Wolfgang Staudte Prize and Gene Moskowitz Critics Prize at the 2003 Berlin Film Festival. Bence Fliegauf was born in 1974 in Budapest. He never attended film school, instead working as an assistant director for television as he continued on the path toward directing, screenwriting, set design and sound engineering.