Selb · April 04 - 07, 2024 47. GRENZLAND-FILMTAGE INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL
Program

Six weeks

(supporting film "Memoir of a veering storm")

Storyline

Zsófi, the rebellious teenager lives in a tiny flat with her little sister Mesi, and her unstable mother, Bea. Zsófi discovered late that she was pregnant and decided to give up her baby through open adoption to a couple. Bea cannot accept her daughter’s decision, but she does not realize that neither her, nor the circumstances are suitable to welcome a newborn. Zsófi always had to behave like a grownup, working and making sensible decisions instead of her mother and for her sister. She is still at high school and her only vantage point is her table tennis career for which she works assiduously. She plans the adoption thoroughly with the help of a social worker. Following the birth, she is given six weeks by law to change her mind and ask for her child back. She seems to be able to control her feelings ruthlessly and continue towards the goals she set. At the same time, her maternal feelings intensify, doubts arise, and she slowly begins to question her own decisions.

About the film/director

Noémi Veronika Szakonyi is a freelance film director and producer. She studied International Relations in Hungary and Germany. Noémi started her film education on a scholarship at Beijing Film Academy. After leaving China, she applied to the University of Theatre and Film Arts in Budapest for the Directing Documentaries MA program, from where she graduated in 2015. From 2017 to 2018 she was a graduate candidate at NYU Tisch School of the Arts Filmmaking MFA program. She is currently running her Budapest based company Match Frame Productions, focusing on social issue driven documentaries and short films. As a director, she works on her first long - term feature documentary Afterglow, and finished her first feature film Six Weeks. Her short film Magic Whistle (2019) was nominated for Best Hungarian Short Film of the Year. Recently, she produces four feature documentaries and a VR project. Noémi was a Sundance Documentary Film Program Grantee in 2015, 2019 and 2021.

Credits

Director:
Noémi Veronika Szakonyi
Script:
Noémi Veronika Szakonyi, Máté Artur Vincze
Camera:
Zoltán Dévényi
Editor:
László Hargittai H.S.E., Anna Vághy
Music:
Andor Sperling
Cast:
Katalin Román, Zsuzsa Járó, Lana Szczaurski, Móni Balsai, Andreás Mészáros, Kitti Keresztesi, Katalin Takács, Anna Gyorgyi, Szabolocs Székely
Producer:
Judit Romwalter
Contact:

E-mail:
kati-vjda@nfi.hu
  • Hungary
  • OmdU (Hungarian)
  • 2022
  • 95 minutes

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