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Director
Krisztina Deak

Filmography
Selected
1980 Az éjnek madarai mozdulatlanok/ Birds of the Night Are Motionless (short)
1989 Eszterkönyv/The Book of Esther
1993 Köd/Mist
2000 Jadviga párnája/Jadviga’s Pillow
2005 A miskolci boniésklájd/Who the Hell’s Bonnie and Clyde?
2012 Aglaja/Aglaya

Biography
She was born in Budapest, in 1953. She graduated as an editor from the Academy of Theater and Film (Budapest) in 1977 and as a director in 1982. Her career started with television films. She made her first feature film, The Book of Esther, in 1989. Since 1992 she has also been directing for the theater. She received the Hungarian national awards “Béla Balázs Prize for Film” in 1995 and “Artist of Merit” in 2007.

Main Program

Aglaya / Krisztina Deak

In hope of a better life, the Hungarian-Romanian family of circus artists escapes from the Ceausescu dictatorship in Romania to the West in the early 1980s. Once there, however, if they want to stay in the ring they have to come up with something exotic. The mother devises a special act: she hangs by her hair from the circus dome. Her daughter Aglaya becomes terribly worried that her mother will fall to her death, and this fear becomes an everyday burden for her to bear. Yet one day – following family tradition – she herself becomes “The Woman with Hair of Steel.” The story is about the members of a refugee family of circus artists, their enforced interdependence, their eventual break-up, and the joy and curse of belonging together, as seen from the viewpoint of young Aglaya.


Director:Krisztina Deak
Script:Krisztina Deák
Cinematography:Tibor Máthé
Editing:Bernadett Tuza-Ritter
Sound:Mateusz Adamczky, György Kovács
Music:Zbigniew Preisner
Art Direction:Csaba Stork
Costumes:Györgyi Szakács
With:Eszter Ónodi (Sabine), Zsolt Bogdán (Tandarica), Babett Jávor (Aglaja at 5), Piroska Móga (Aglaja at 15), Iván Kamarás (Milo), Adél Jordán (Mary Mistral)
World Sales:Opus Film Ewa Puszczyńska (ewa@opusfilm.com)
Producer:András Muhi, Ewa Puszczynska
Production:Inforg Stúdió, Hungary T. +36 30 639 3383 F. +36 1 219 0961 www.inforgstudio.hu & Opus Film, Poland T. +48 42 634 5500-1 F.+48 42 634 5549 opus@opusfilm.com www.opusfilm.com & Hai Hui Entertainment, Romania T. +40 21 326 6480 F.+40 21 326 0268 oana@hai-hui.ro www.hai-hui.ro
Production Country:Hungary-Poland-Romania
Format:35mm Color
Duration:116'
Production Year:2012
European Premiere
Screening Schedule
PAVLOS ZANNAS:Wednesday, November 07, 2012 - 19:30 | ID:525
PAVLOS ZANNAS:Thursday, November 08, 2012 - 22:00 | ID:626
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