Just the Wind (Csak a szél)

(2012, feature, 35mm, color, 98 minutes, 1:1,85, DolbyDigital)
co-produced with:Germany, France

News quickly spreads of the murder of a Romany family in a Hungarian village. The perpetrators have escaped and nobody claims to know who might have committed the crime. For another Romany family living close by, the murder only serves to confirm their latent, carefully repressed fears. Far away in Canada the head of the family decides that his wife, children and their grandfather must join him as soon as possible. Living in fear of the racist terror that surrounds them and feeling abandoned by the silent majority, the family tries to get through the day after the attack. By nightfall when darkness descends on the village the family pushes the beds closer together than usual. Yet their hope of escaping the madness proves illusory.
Based on an actual series of killings in Hungary that claimed the lives of eight people in less than a year, Bence Fliegauf portrays the pogrom-like atmosphere which breeds such violence. The camera stays hot on the heels of the protagonists, making the breathless escalation of events physically palpable.

Awards

Moscow 2morrow - 2012

Grand Prix

Prishtina PriFest - 2012

Best Director (ex-aequo) Bence Fliegauf

Geneva FIFDH - 2013

Youth Jury Prize

Lima Al Este de Lima - 2013

Best Film

Berlin International Film Festival - 2012

Jury Grand Prix - Silver Bear

Amnesty International Film Prize

Peace Film Prize

Istanbul International Film Festival - 2012

Film Award of the Council of Europe

Turnhout Open Doek - 2012

Main Prize

Paris Cinéma Festival - 2012

Jury Prize