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Eger, 1552

Directed by Attila Szász
Narrative Short
Hungary | 17 min | 2022

Two sixth-graders lose their way on a school trip and find themselves in the middle of the siege of Eger in 1552, on the exact day the Ottoman Army unleashes the final attack on the iconic Hungarian castle.

“Highlights at the 2023 Indy Shorts International Film Festival”Roger Ebert

https://www.rogerebert.com/festivals/no-moment-was-wasted-highlights-at-the-2023-indy-shorts-international-film-festival/

“Emerging filmmakers empower audiences at Heartland’s 2023 Indy Shorts International Film Festival” Cinema Femme

“In 2016 I read an article about a young woman with ALS who threw herself a “Rebirth Ceremony”- i.e., a party at which she would take a lethal medication and end her life on her terms, surrounded by her family and friends.

I was so affected by this story that it stayed with me for years. I wondered, often, not only about the woman who hosted the gathering, but about the guests. Surely there had been someone at that party who wasn’t in agreement with this decision. A friend? A family member? A sister?

Eventually, I sat down to write my feelings about it all and EACH LOVELY THING was the result.

Films about grief often take place in white spaces, told by white characters. I’m hoping that by making films that star BIPOC (specifically Latine) characters, I can contribute to changing the landscape and removing the stigma that we can’t tell stories about ALL human experiences.

I hope you’ll love watching this film as much as I loved making it. This was a process truly filled with joy from start to finish.” -Paloma

Egger, 1552 - Poster

Egger, 1552 - Attila SzászAttila Szász
Director

After a successful career as an award-winning commercial director, Hungarian filmmaker Attila Szász has made a name for himself at the helm of critically acclaimed period dramas including the noirish post-WWII thriller “Tall Tales”, the romantic World War II drama “Eternal Winter”, the 1910s erotic psycho-drama “Demimonde” and the 1950s political thriller “The Ambassador to Bern”. His films have collectively garnered over 100 awards including an International Emmy. He is currently working on the ten-hour medieval series “Rise of the Raven”, one of the most epic Central European television productions to date.

Film Information

Director: Attila Szász
Country:  Hungary
Year: 2022
Language: Hungarian
Runtime: 17 min
Rated:  PG-13

Credits

Writer: Norbert Köbli, Attila Szász
Producer: Dalma Hidasi
Cinematography: György Réder
Editor: László Hargittai

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