Gyerekgyilkosságok -- Child Murders (fekete-fehér, magyar filmdráma, 80 perc, 1993)
Díjak: Cannes Film Festival 1993. -- FIPRESCI prize
Gene Moskowitz prize
Chicago International Film Festival -- Gold Hugo
Cottbus Film Festival of Young East European Cinema -- Promotional Award
Magyar Filmszemle 1993. -- Fődíj
rendező: Szabó Ildikó
zeneszerző: Másik János
operatőr: Sas Tamás
vágó: Kornis Anna
Andorai Péter (Andor Béla)
Kállay Ilona (Bizsu)
Tóth Barnabás (Zsolt)
Péter Barbalics producer
István Dárday producer
Pál Erdöss producer
Gerd Haag producer
István Kardos producer
Márton Ledniczky producer
László Sipos producer
Inspired by a true story she heard fifteen years ago. Child Murders is Ildiko Szabo’s re-creation of the events surrounding the murder of a young gill by a twelve-year-old boy In Budapest. Masterfully blending realism and the surreal. Szabo explores the secrets of life and death through the eyes of a child, where justice takes on a terrifying innocence.
Zsolt is a good, but lonely, boy who lives with his bedridden, alcoholic grandmother, feeding her dreams of past glory as an actress, Zsolt bathes and dresses his grandmother in wigs and baubles. A glimmer of reality breaks through the charade of his existence when he meets Joli. a pregnant Gypsy girl. In a spectacular scene so natural it seems untouched by the camera. Zsolt helps Joli through a miscarriage with a matter-of-fact attitude so startling it is frightening. Zsolt’s relationship with the outcast Joli provokes the jealously of his classmate Ibolya, and his loyalty to Joli leads to revenge and disaster.
Subtle In storytelling yet universal in themes. Child Murders is a highly original and eccentric film Szabo spoon-feeds us morsels of terror that taste strangely sweet.
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