A short film by Hungary's Levente Galambos has won a prestigious European film competition.
"Hidden Values", directed by Galambos, was recently announced as one of the winners of the EUandME film competition.
Organized by the European Commission, the program supports emerging film-makers by allocating funding, mentorship and promotion opportunities. This year’s event focused on films exploring how living standards have improved thanks to the European Union.
A current student at the University of Technology, Budapest, Galambos put together a short film that revolves around how people process trauma, zooming in on the everyday life of a young girl who surrounds herself with bits and bobs, odd gadgets, and homemade inventions to tackle the death of her mother.
With its poetic, symbolically-charged narration, and precisely-composed, sophisticated close-ups featuring chestnut-toys, music boxes and the like, the drama proffers a bittersweet portrayal of an obscure habit, and the role it plays in the broader family dynamics.
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