EN - A beautiful lake covers the drowned village of Bözödújfalu, a traditional Hungarian community in Transylvania where five different religions used to co-exist peacefully. In an unfortunate twist of fate, the village was destroyed the year of the downfall of Ceaucescu and just before the fall of the Iron Curtain. Twenty-five years later, now sprawled across different countries and social classes, the remaining former inhabitants of Bözödújfalu meet again by the side of the lake, in an attempt to pass on their special values to the younger generations.

NL - Onder een prachtig meer in Transsylvanië ligt de ruïne van een Hongaarse gemeenschap. Vijf verschillende religies woonden er eeuwen lang in vrede samen, met wederzijds respect. Verdreven door het beleid van Ceausescu, zijn velen van hen in verschillende landen en sociale klassen beland. De overlevenden organiseren een jaarlijkse reünie in een vruchteloze poging om hun waarden over te brengen aan de jongere generaties.

FR - Un lac idyllique couvre le village noyé de Bözödújfalu, où une communauté Hongroise de Transsylvanie habitait en paix, malgré 5 réligions différentes. Le village est détruit un an avant l'exécution de Ceaucescu et la chute du Rideau de Fer. 25 ans après, les ex-habitants se rencontrent encore chaque année au bord du lac. Ils essayent de transmettre les valeurs uniques de leur communauté aux générations plus jeunes.

Info

Title Beneath the Surface
Original title Beneath The Surface
Original language Hungarian
Status Completed
Production Majority Flemish
Category Docs
Genre creative documentary
Year 2014
World première / first public presentation 2014-09-13

Credits

Cast József Szombatfalvi, Árpád Sükösd, János Farkas, Lajos Máthé, István Szombatfalvi, Katalin Molnárné, Kovács, Sándor Pálffy
Photography Alex Debreczeni
Editing Patrick Minks, Alex Debreczeni
Sound Ranko Paukovic
Music Renato Màrquez

Technical specs

Running time film 90'
Release format DCP
Other available formats HD
Aspect ratio 1:1:33
Sound format Stereo
Colour Colour
Available in 2D

Partners

Supported by Flanders Audiovisual Fund (VAF), Canvas
Production partners Volya Films
Tax shelter partners

Festivals

2014: Film Festival Oostende (BE)

Awards

Nomination: Ensor for Best Belgian Documentary 2014 - Film Festival Oostende (BE)

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Short info

Director Alex Debreczeni
Producers Emmy Oost
Writers Alex Debreczeni
Contact

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Emmy Oost
Schuurstraat 39
9040 Ghent
Belgium
T +32 (0)478 21 18 11
emmy@timescapes.be
www.timescapes.be

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