German Unity @ Balaton (Német egység a Balatonnál)

(2011, documentary, HD, color, 79 minutes, Stereo)
co-produced with:Netherlands
documentary

A reconstruction created from home movies, interviews, photographs, music, and documents from the East German Stasi and files from the Hungarian Ministry of the Interior with some fictional elements added.

East German tourists simply adored Lake Balaton and not only because they were not allowed to travel anywhere else, but because of its silky waters and sunny weather. It was a meeting place between East and West where divided families could enjoy Hungarian hospitality but many of them were under surveillance by the East German Stasi and the Hungarian Ministry of the Interior.

Festivals

Săo Paulo International Film Festival - 2012

Trieste Film Festival - 2013

(in competition)

Cluj-Napoca Transilvania - 2013

Retrospective

Sarajevo Film Festival - 2012

(in competition)