Programmed by Éva Tourrent
In Hungary, a “landguard” and his son go on patrol in the border area near Serbia, where an invisible danger looms.
Dusk, twilight, sundown… the moment when night falls and it’s hard to make out things and people. Dusk is also the end of something, an archaic threat of the forces of the night. In this graduation film of clear formal beauty, Bálint Bíró manages to capture the unease and the questions raised by controlling migration, filming what we can’t see and what frightens us.
The originality of this short film comes from the attempt – by following the movements of a border guard – to explore the limits of territory and its borders as well as those of a human community, a family and a village. It talks to us of today’s Hungary and, beyond that, the borders of the European Union that we (or some of us!) are part of.
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