Árpád Bogdán
Hungary, 2018


Original version with English subtitles

The childhood of a young Roma boy reaches a sudden and drastic end when he loses his family in a tragic and brutal attack. A young lawyer gives in to the pressure from her superior and undertakes the defence of one of the men facing trial for the part he reputedly played in this infamous series of racist murders. A mysterious teenage girl becomes involved when her boyfriend’s dark secrets come to light. With strong biblical roots, the story is told via the journeys of very different individuals from completely separate sections of society whose paths never cross but whose fates become entwined as they twist through the shadow cast by a horrendous crime. The feature film GENESIS, inspired by a true story, is a dramatic depiction of sin, catharsis and rebirth.



Árpád Bogdán born in 1980, lived in a children’s home from the age of four. He organized creative forums for disadvantaged children using various aspects of art. His directorial debut, HAPPY NEW LIFE, premiered at Biennale 2007, was internationally acclaimed and awarded with the Manfred Salzgeber Award – Special Mention. His latest feature length fiction, GENESIS, premiered at Berlinale in 2018 and won a number of awards. He is currently developing two further feature films: THE NECROMANCER and IKAROS.


Director: Árpád Bogdán
Script: Árpád Bogdán
Cinematography: Tamás Dobos H.S.C.
Sound: Gábor Császár H.A.E.S.
Editing: Péter Politzer
Music: Mihály Víg
Cast: Anna Marie Cseh, Milán Csordás, Enikő Anna Illési
Production: Andrea Taschler / Mirage Film & Gábor Ferenczy / Focusfox


SUNDAY, 20:00, followed by a Q&A with the director