What happens to those children who are forgotten in the school by their parents?
Born in Budapest in 1974, Benedik Fliegauf learnt all aspects of his trade. After training as a stage designer, he worked on film sets, for instance as assistant director to Miklós Jancsó and Árpád Sopsits. He also worked as an arts journalist and made television documentaries for various Hungarian broadcasters. Even without the official sanction of the film academy, he soon convinced the trade of his talent and skills. During the preparations for HYPNOS / HYPNOSIS (2002), the short in which he addressed the taboo subject of incest, he came to the attention of the producer András Muhi. The producer invited Fliegauf along to the Inforg Stúdió, a workshop for experimental film founded in 1999. Fliegauf has completed his films there ever since. After the festival distinctions won by his lowbudget RENGETEG / FOREST were matched by a good run at Hungarian art-houses, Fliegauf’s name was established on the Hungarian film scene. He has so far made three highly distinctive full-length fiction… read more
Marvelous short by Fliegauf Benedek. The minimalist lighting enhances the dark, brooding atmosphere of the film. The long, static shots give us a passive view of the abandoned children in the school and allows us to silently observe their developing fears. Innovative camera work helps the story develop and maintains a feeling of mystery throughout the film. I am very excited to see more from this director.