Genesis (Genezis)


The Main 3 Sat, Oct 19, 2019 5:15 PM
Ticket Prices
General Public:$8.00
Film Info
Original Title:Genezis
Program:Hungarian Film and Cultural Festival
Release Year:2018
Runtime:120 min
Website:Official Website
Print Source:Hungarian National Film Fund
Director:Árpád Bogdán
Producer:Andrea Taschler
Gábor Ferenczy
Cinematographer:Tamás Dobos
Screenwriter:Árpád Bogdán
Editor:Péter Politzer
Composer:Mihály Víg
Principal Cast:Annamária Cseh
Milán Csordás
Eniko Anna Illési
Lídia Danis
Levente Molnár
Zsolt Kovács
Tamás Ravasz
István Szilvási
Szofi Berki


Árpád Bogdán’s new film provides a dramatic depiction of sin, catharsis and rebirth. The story of Genesis is formed around the fate of a young Roma boy, whose childhood reaches a sudden and drastic end when he loses his family in a tragic and brutal attack. Already buried in her work, a young female lawyer succumbs to pressure from her superior and undertakes the defense of one of the men facing trial for the part he reputedly played in this infamous series of racist murders. It is while researching the case that she comes into contact with the young boy, called as a witness, and this chance meeting changes both their lives forever. A mysterious teenage girl also 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 intricately entwined as they twist through the shadow cast by this horrendous crime.

The protagonists in Genesis decide their various fates based on the universal human values of faith in life, solidarity and responsibility, and each is then presented with the chance of a new beginning, a new life.

Hungarian Film and Cultural Festival

Creative Cultural Exchange and MSP Film Society present The Hungarian Film and Cultural Festival 2019, a celebration of Hungarian culture and history through the lens of five popular Hungarian films. After the final film, we will host a cultural festival and reception to give you a further taste of Hungarian culture and commemorate the 1956 Hungarian Revolution.

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