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Aug 19, 2019

Hungarian director wins grand prize at Critics’ Week of the Locarno Film Festival

Hungarian director Réka Szabó’s documentary “The Euphoria of Being” has won the grand prize at the Critics’ Week of the Locarno Film Festival.

Hungarian director Réka Szabó’s documentary “The Euphoria of Being” has won the grand prize at the Critics’ Week of the Locarno Film Festival.

According to MTI, the film, which follows rehearsals for Szabó’s dance production Sea Lavender, first performed in 2015, was picked from seven documentaries shown at Critics’ Week.

“The Euphoria of Being” is in the program of the Sarajevo Film Festival, and it will open in Hungary, distributed by ELF Pictures, on September 12th.

Szabó earned her diploma in mathematics and IT from Budapest’s Eötvös Loránd University and took a teaching job at the Budapest University of Technology and Economics. In the meantime, she worked as a dancer with a number of Hungarian and foreign choreographers.

In 2002, she established Tünet Együttes, which has become a seminal troupe on Hungary’s dance scene.

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