by Hajni Kis
Hungary, 2021, 98
A father and daughter set off on a journey of discovery and forgiveness
When Niki finds out that her father is in town after being released from prison, she disobeys her grandmother's fierce objections and meets him in secret. Faced with his 12-year-old daughter, Tibor is forced to confront his role as a father and finally take responsibility. After 7 years without contact, the father and daughter get to know each other, whilst realising their strong connection and how powerful forgiveness can be.
Cast & Crew
Gusztáv Dietz, Zorka Horváth, Éva Füsti Molnár, Viktor Kassai
Production company: Proton Cinema Producer: Júlia Berkes, Balázs Zachar Coproducers: Mátyás Prikler, Zora Jaurová
Karlovy Vary IFF 2021
Born in 1990, Hungarian director and scriptwriter, Hajni Kis first studied philosophy before moving on to film. Hajni graduated from the University of Theatre and Film Arts (Budapest, Hungary) as a director.
She has won numerous awards with her short films entitled "Last Call" and "Beautiful Figure". The latter was nominated for the Student Academy Award and has been invited to more than a hundred film festivals all over the world. Her graduation movie, "Last Call" has also participated in prestigious film festivals such as the Sarajevo Film Festival winning the Heart of Sarajevo for Best Student Film Award in 2018; in addition, ARTE and, also HBO have broadcasted it.
She recently finished her first feature film with the title,"Wild Roots" as part of the First Feature program of the National Film Institute, Hungary. The film was already awarded at Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, and it won the main prize for the best "Work in Progress" film.