Snail Fortress

  • Hungary
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Although getting forty, Terézke lives without a husband or child in a small village in Transylvania, famous for its snail fortress. Her parents, who she still lives with, treat her and Dezsoke - a divorced, lonely man whose love for Terézke is unreciprocated - as grownup children. This peculiar and grotesquely sad inner documentary is about childlike people growing old, about their world gradually shrinking around them and their small, fragile lives in a poor and harsh rural environment.



  • Original Title
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Zsigmond Dezső
  • Cinematography
    Arthur Bíliny
  • Editing
    Lili Fodor
  • Music
    Balász Balog
  • Sound
    Miklós Szederkényi
  • Runtime
    60 min (46-90 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Hungary
  • Format
    • Colour
  • Production
      • Danube Region Foundation
      • Mészáros u. 48-54.
      • H-1125 Budapest
      • Hungary
      • tel: + 36 1 355-83-27
      • e-mail:


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