Junking

Direction
Year 
2003
Country
  • Hungary
Runtime
25min 
Audio Tracks 

A town, blocks of flats, flats getting rid of the insides they are made of. Ghostly piles of discarded things at the side of the road waiting for disposal. The director discovers reality in things that people left. As such, they represent the only assurance that the film will continue; through them the film can find fragments of past events.

Recurring images of objects that reflect the history - refrigerators, sofas, wardrobes. The things can remember. They are standing piled up in front of the houses, recreating a landscape made of distant people and family situations. The things are an opportunity to get in touch with those who are disappearing but not yet dead, but still fading away.

The things represent immobility; only those who are alive gather together and stay together before they come apart forever.

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Details

  • Original Title
    Gubera
  • Direction
  • Cinematography
    Balázs Dobóczi
  • Editing
    Péter Politzer
  • Sound
    Rudolf Várhegyi
  • Runtime
    25 min (16-30 min.)
  • Year
    2003
  • Country
    • Hungary
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • 2005 - 19th Triest Film Festival
    • 2005 - Sfantu George Documentary Film Festival
    • Verzio 2 Human Rights Documentary Film Festival
    • 2004 - Hungarian Film Festival
    • 2004 - Jihlava International Documentary Film Festival
    • 2004 - Tirgu Mures AlterNative
    • 2004 - Potsdam Film Festival
    • 2004 - Bratislava Film Festival
  • Awards
    • 35th Hungarian Film Week: Best Experimental Documentary
    • 35th Hungarian Film Week: Best Cinematography
    • 51st Independent Film Festival: Certificate of Distinction
    • Sfantu George Documentary Film Festival: Special Prize

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