His Master’s Voice
Az Úr Hangja
Hungary / Canada | 2018 | DCP | Color | 108 min | GYÖRGY PÁLFI
SATURDAY 5 | CINEMEX PLAZA INSURGENTES SALA 6 | 17:30 HRS | 108 MIN (Q&A with Director)
SUNDAY 6 | CINETECA NACIONAL SALA 10 | 15:30 HRS | 108 MIN (Q&A with Director)
Director: György Pálfi
Screenplay: György Pálfi, Zsófia Ruttkay, Gergő V. Nagy
Producer: Ferenc Pusztai, Micheal A. Dobbin, Charles V. Bender, Emilié Blézat
Cinematography: Gergely Pohárnok
Editing: Réka Lemhényi
Sound: Imre Madácsi
Music: Ábris Gryllus
Production Company: Seeland Filmproduktion GmbH
Cast: Csaba Polgár – Peterson Eric – Diána Kiss – Angelo Tsarouchas – Ádám Fekete –
Péter, is in his late thirties when he thinks he recognizes his father in a documentary on
a mysterious accident. His father had 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 a mute universe has spoken and that we are not alone.
Born in Budapest in 1974, György Pálfi joined the Hungarian University of Drama and
Film Art in 1995.
Hukkle (2002), his debut feature was invited to more than 100 international film festivals
worldwide and won several prestigious recognitions including EFA’s European
Discovery 2002 – Fassbinder Award.
Taxidermia (2006), his second feature premiered at Cannes UCR (Un certain regard),
and was the big winner of the Hungarian Film Week in Budapest, where it won the Main
Prize, Best Supporting Actress and Actor, Best Art Director, Student Jury’s Main Prize and the Gene Moskowitz Prize awarded by the international critics.
His exceptional collage film Final Cut – Ladies and Gentlemen (2012) premiered at
Cannes Classics. György Pálfi’s Free Fall (2014) won three major awards – Best
Director Award, Special Jury Prize and Label Europe Cinemas Award – at the Karlovy
Vary Film Festival in 2014.