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Activities - 11/07/2014


György Pálfi’s FREE FALL wins the Europa Cinemas Label in Karlovy Vary


Free Fall

The new film by Hungarian György Pálfi, FREE FALL (SZABADESES) succeeds another Hungarian film, THE NOTEBOOK, winning the Europa Cinemas Label at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival. The jury was composed of four cinema exhibitors, members of our Network.

The jury issued the following statement:

« We are really delighted to award the Europa Cinemas Label to György Pálfi’s Free fall. We especially appreciated its powerful visual style, its strong elements of grotesque, surreal and absurdity which draw a harsh criticism on the hypocrisy of modern society and reveal the deepest fears of human beings.

Through seven different stories, all of them highly unexpected, Pálfi’s film pushes the limits of the viewer’s experience. Extravagant though innovative in its approach of film language, György Pálfi makes the most of cinematographic elements.

We consider it is highly important that, nowadays, theatres stand for this kind of films, for which a cinema screen is necessary. Free fall is the promise of an unusual collective experience and may arouse contradictory emotions and valuable debates. »



Hungary, France, South Korea

89 min.

Direction: György Pálfi

Script: Zsófia Ruttkay, György Pálfi

Production: Ferenc Pusztai

Art Direction: Imola Láng

Photography: Gergely Pohárnok

Music: Amon Tobin

Editing: Réka Lemhényi

Cast: Piroska Molnár, Zsolt Nagy, Tamás Jordán



The jury:

VILMA LEVICKAITE - Kino Centras Skalvija - VILNIUS (Lithuania)


NADJA HETESOVA - Kino Junior / Kino Radnice - JABLONEC NAD NISOU (Czech Republic)