BIFF 2020
Internasjonal fiksjon
Fresh Air

Fresh Air

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Friss levegő
Ungarn / 2006 / 109 min
DIRECTOR:
Ágnes Kocsis
A funny, absurd and visually impressive film about a charwoman and her daughter

Viola works where nobody wants to work, cleaning public toilets. She's dreaming of another life, a new man, of some fresh air. Her daughter dreams of becoming a fashion designer in Italy, or at least something else than her mother. The story serves as a backdrop for the director's play with images. Colour coordination, meaningful compositions and thought-out backgrounds all add up to FRESH AIR's impressive og distinct visual style, and the deadpan and absurd black humour has been compared to that of Roy Andersson.

Ágnes Kocsis

Ágnes Kocsis was born in Budapest in 1971. She made several shorts before her feature debut FRESH AIR, which has been highly appraised at several international film festivals.