Ballroom Dancing



(documentary, 2003, colour, 46 min)

written and directed by:
Lívia Gyarmathy
D.o.p.:     Endre Bognár, Klára Péter
editor:  Beáta Eszlári
production manager: Csilla Thuróczy
producer:    Zsuzsa Böszörményi

cast: Zoltán Antali dancing teacher

Once a week in  a yellow  Citroen the dance teacher rolls the little Hungarian village stuck out in he middle of nowhere, and like some sort of magician gives dancing lessons to men and women : they are thought how to rise into the air with elegance, and to soar to musical melodies. The film is about the blue bird of happiness still fluttering around.

2003 Wiesbaden GoEast Film Festival, Best Director
2003 Montreal Festival Nouveau Cinéma, Special Mention
2003 Cracow Film Festival, Silver Dragon
Cracow - Students Jury's Prize for the Best Film of the International Competition
2004 Bronze Remi Prize, Houston Worldfest

2007 Ankara Flying Broom Women's Film Festival
2005 Dhaka Film Festival  (in competition)
2005 Karachi International Film Festival
2004 Alba Infinity Film Festival
2004 Houston Worldfest (in competition)
2004 Olomouc Crossroads  Film Festival
2004 Thessaloniki Documentary Festival
2004 Trieste Film Festival
2004 Valladolid International Film Festival (in competition)
2003 Avanca Film Festival  (in competition)
2003 Cracow Film Festival  (in competition)
2003 Florence Womens Film Festival
2003 Karlovy Vary International Film Festival (in competition)
2003 Leeuwarden Noordelijk  Film Festival
2003 Montreal Festival Nouveau Cinéma  (in competition)
2003 Roma MedFilm Festival
2003 Wiesbaden GoEast Film Festival (in competition)