Just the Wind (Csak a Szél)

Feature Film | HUN, DE, Fr 2012 | 95' | OmeU

The story is based on true events. A Roma family is shot to death in a Hungarian village; the perpetrators go free. All neighbours live in constant fear of a new pogrom. JUST THE WIND  resembles the Dardenne brothers’ films in the way the camera is literally on the heels of a family forced to live in fear. Still, director Bence Fliegauf finds his very own, subtle way of showing how the threat pervades everyday life. Never does the audience know more than the protagonists. In its treatment of a current, highly political issue, JUST THE WIND employs cinematic means that make it hard for the audience to simply settle comfortably into consternation. At the same time, Fliegauf’s characters elicit more empathy than many romanticizing films about Roma life. JUST THE WIND won the Jury Grand Prix at the Berlinale earlier this year.

Monika Mécs, András Muhi, Ernö Mesterházy
Rebekka Garrido, Michael Reuter, Pierre-Emmanuel Fleurantin, Laurent Baujard, Bence Fliegauf
Bence Fliegauf
Bence Fliegauf
Zoltán Lovasi
Xavier Box
Tamás Beke
Bence Fliegauf, Tamás Beke
Production Design
Bence Fliegauf
Bence Fliegauf
Principal Cast
Katalin Toldi, Gyöngyi Lendvai, Lajos Sárkány, György Toldi
Production Companies
Inforg-M&M Film Kft./The Post Republic Halle/Parpika Films Sarl

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Selected filmography Bence Fliegauf

TALKING HEADS (2001), FOREST (2003), DEALER (2004), MILKY WAY (2007), CSILLOGÁS (2008), WOMB (2010)