In a remote Hungarian village of the 126 inhabitants, 102 – including the mayor – are Roma. 98 percent are unemployed. This, however, doesn’t stop the mayor from having visions and ambitions. He wants his
villagers to become real Europeans who have a regular job, earning wages each month and do sports after a day of hard work. To accomplish his vision, the mayor applies for all possible funding and has success in getting grants for two projects: a bio-gardening project and the building of a tennis court.
Until now, the villagers have only seen tennis on TV, but thanks to the involvement of a professional, but retired coach, they start putting a lot of effort into their daily training. They are also very enthusiastic about the new kind of gardening.
Things couldn’t look any brighter and more promising, but the Central
Eastern European reality works in more complicated and challenging ways….
Original title: BESENCE OPEN
Producer: JUDIT STALTER,
Production Company: LAOKOON FILM
1136-Hungary, Budapest, Balzac u. 36, +3613540491,
Camera/DOP DÁVID SZEPESI
Editor ANNAMÁRIA BATKA, ÉVA PALOTAI
Music CSABA KALOTÁS
Sound ZOLTÁN VADON, RUDOLF VÁRHEGYI
Format: 16:9 – HD Cam Length: 52/68 minutes
Original shooting language: Hungarian with English subtitle.
World premier: IDFA – First Appearance Competition 2013
Producer: JUDIT STALTER, firstname.lastname@example.org, +36302668099
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