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by Réka Szabó


Alone, Eva Fahidi returned home to Hungary after WWII. At 20 years of age, she had survived Auschwitz Birkenau, while 49 members of her family were murdered, including her mother, father, and little sister. Today, at age 90, Eva is asked to participate in a dance theatre performance about her life's journey. This would be her first experience performing on a stage. Reka, the director, imagines a duet between Eva and a young, internationally acclaimed dancer, Emese. Reka wants to see these two women, young and old, interact on stage, to see how their bodies, and stories, can intertwine. Eva agrees immediately. Three women - three months - a story of crossing boundaries. Whilst the extraordinary moments of Eva's life are distilled into theater scenes, a truly wonderful and powerful relationship forms among the three women.

international title: The Euphoria of Being
original title: A létezés eufóriája
country: Hungary
year: 2019
genre: documentary
directed by: Réka Szabó
film run: 84'
producer: Sára László, Marcell Gerő
co-producer: László Jancsó, Philippe Fontenoy, Szabolcs Győrffy
production: Campfilm Production, The Symptoms (HU), 4Cut Post Digital (HU), Pom'Zed (FR)
backing: The March of the Living Foundation (IL), Hungarian Media Patronage Programme (HU)

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