BIFF 2021: 20.-28. oktober
Internasjonal fiksjon
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Hukkle

ORIGINAL TITLE:
Hukkle
Ungarn / 2002 / 77 min
DIRECTOR:
György Pálfi
A beautifully shot gem with quirky sounds, mystical moods, strange people and nice rural scenery

Using almost no dialogue, the film follows a number of residents (both human and animal) of a small rural community in Hungary – an old man with hiccups, a shepherdess and her sheep, an old woman who may or may not be up to no good, some folk-singers at a wedding, etc. While most of the film is a series of vignettes, there is a sinister and often barely perceptible subplot involving murder. The striking camerawork and the mystical moods brings to David Lynch to mind.

György Pálfi

György Pálfi was born in Budapest in 1974 and studied directing at the Academy of Drama and Film. His first feature, HUKKLE (02), won numerous awards internationally. He has also directed the segment entitled Shaman vs. Icarus for the omnibus film A BUS CAME… (03).