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HUNGARY 2018

by Eszter Hajdú

synopsis

Twenty-eight years after the fall of communism and on the eve of a new presidential election, Hungary has arrived at a political crossroads. Is the country about to embark on another four years of right-wing populism, with Viktor Orbán and his Fidesz party remaining in power, or will former Prime Minister Ferenc Gyurcsány and his pro-European left-wing party prevail? Filmmaker Eszter Hajdú followed both campaigns, but also gained access to the personal life of Gyurcsány. The resulting unique and sometimes moving scenes reveal the exhaustive efforts made by the candidate and his wife to get Hungary to shift to the left.

international title: Hungary 2018
original title: Hungary 2018
country: Hungary, Portugal
year: 2018
genre: documentary
directed by: Eszter Hajdú
film run: 82'
screenplay: Eszter Hajdú
cinematography by: Daniel Szandtner, István Szonyi
film editing: Levente Pap, Menno Boerema
music: Sandor Mester
producer: Sandor Mester
production: Miradouro Media LDA
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