The short film block "Hardship of Solitude" examines contemporary issues in Hungary. In particular the phenomenon of isolation plays a central role here. Lonely figures struggle with diverse conflicts: A 36-year-old woman pursues her wish to have a child in a fertility clinic, a boy attempts to cope with a lovesick heart, a queer cleaning lady falls in love and a fox commits suicide. Others turn to humour to deal with their problems: here, for instance, we learn why the seats in a Budapest train station are arranged so far apart from one another.
Áron Ferenczik // Hungary // 2013 // 09:00 min
This is Budapest and its beautiful spots: the Parliament, the Buda Castle, The Hero’s Square, the places you should not miss! But all of it is irrelevant compared to the really important question: Why are the seats so far from one another in the local train stations.