Free Fall wins three awards
by Fabien Lemercier
- At Karlovy Vary, György Palfi’s film took home the Special Jury Prize, the Best Director Award and the Europa Cinemas Label
With his Free Fall [+see also:
film profile], György Palfi has pulled off an impressive hat-trick at the awards of the 49th Karlovy Vary Festival, snagging the Special Jury Prize, the Best Director Award and the Europa Cinemas Label. The filmmaker is thus taking huge strides forward in his remarkable career, which spans from Hukkle to Final Cut - Hölgyeim és uraim [+see also:
interview: Gyorgy Palfi
film profile], via Taxidermia [+see also:
film profile] and I Am Not Your Friend.
Written by the director together with Zsófia Ruttkay, the central theme of Free Fall is a woman who commits suicide by hurling herself off the roof of a tower block. During her fall, she looks through the various windows and discovers the lives of the residents, which allows the film to tell six different stories, giving a very humorous outlook on the mediocrity of humanity and modern life.
Starring Piroska Molnár, Zsolt Nagy, Réka Tenki, Zsolt Nagy, Zsolt Trill, Irén Bordán, Tamás Jordán, Géza Hegedus D and Miklós Benedek, Free Fall was produced by Ferenc Pusztai for KMH Film, and co-produced by France (Sciapode) and South Korea (Jeonju Digital Project). The film will be released in Hungarian cinemas on 25 September.
(Translated from French)