DIRECTOR: ROLAND VRANIK
CAST: CAKE-BALY MARCELO, ÁGNES MáHR, ARGHAVAN SHEKARI
Wilson, a political refugee from Guinea Bissau now working as a security guard in Budapest, stumbles into love with Mary, the married teacher helping him cram for Hungarian citizenship, a situation further complicated by his paternal feelings for a fellow immigrant. Of the moment in an age of ethno-nationalist rhetoric and refugee crisis headlines, Hungarian director Vraniks’ deft, tender third feature, an austere powerhouse work using mostly nonprofessional performers, is also a film palpably connected to the most morally serious tradition of European cinema, while the movie’s combination of rigor and compassion beg comparison to Fassbinder’s Ali: Fear Eats the Soul.
An ArtMattan Films release.