This black comedy allows us to learn that the first living being in space was not actually a dog called Lajka but a Hungarian crop-sprayer by the name of Lajkó. We discover that, in early 1957, the Soviet Union decides to give Hungary the honour of providing the first cosmonaut to orbit in space. The most suitable candidate turns out to be none other than Lajos Serbán, known to all as Lajkó, whose life as a pilot reflects his lifelong attraction to the stars and an unexplored infinity with outer space. When he is eventually selected for this daring mission, he has little notion of the fact that it is not by chance that his dreams are set to come true…
Just like many of her classmates, sixteen-year-old Eszter has a crush on her English teacher, but he shocks them all by announcing he’s moving to London. The same day, Eszter gets a goodbye email from him and they start chatting. Gradually, an erotic online relationship develops between them, bordering on abuse. A Hungarian drama about the uncertain world of teenagers and growing up in a society where life online is just as important as offline.
Producer: Pusztai Ferenc, Emilie Blézat, Michael A. Dobbin, Charles V. Bender
DOP: Gergely Pohárnok
Production company: KMH Film, Quiet Revolution Pictures
Running time: 107 min. Completion: 2018
Péter is in his late thirties when he thinks he recognizes his father in a documentary on a mysterious accident. His father has deserted from Communist Hungary in the 70s, a criminal offense under that regime, and has not been heard of since. Péter travels to America and, after an eventful investigation, finds his father and his new family. The reunion brings plenty of experiences and teaches several lessons to both son and father. Also, as a consequence, the world is informed that the mute universe has spoken and that we are not alone.
• Genre: drama • Producer: Pusztai Ferenc
• DOP: Máté Herbai
• Production company KMH Film,
• Running time: 97 min. Completion: 2016
Gas Station in the middle of nowhere: a young man arrives to meet his father he hasn’t seen for 30 years. On the same day a van with four prostitutes on the way to Switzerland breaks down at the very same gas station. The three days they spend together in the station change their lives forever.
• Genre: drama • Producer: Marek Urban, Pusztai Ferenc, Guillaume de Seille, Ivo Ceplevics, Jiří Konečný, Andrea Taschler
• DOP: Gergely Pohárnok
• Production company: Sentimentalfilm, KMH Film, Endorfilm, Mirage Film Studio
• Running time: 88 min. Completion: 2017
Cannes Official Selection – Un Certain Regard 2017
Cannes L’ Atelier 2015
A man in a quest for a job and fruition of his long forgotten dreams takes a chance to go abroad and gets caught up in strangely absurd events of an east-european odyssey.