Mignon

A Film by Katalin Oláh
and Sándor Csukás

Synopsis

Over 80, Marika has an infant soul and a passionate existence: craving for desserts, playing with her stuffed toys and dressing up like a pretty ballerina. After 60 years of a loveless and empty life, Marika finally has Janos by her side: tango, waltz, swing, cha-cha-cha…, pastries if she wants even twice a day… Marika’s passionate story-telling, lively gaze and spicy sentences are filled with joy and energy. But her enthusiasm and love for life hide deep and dark memories. With her childlike soul, Marika lives to dance and dances to overcome her lost childhood. Humor, self-irony and a shocking explanation about a persistent decision on choosing a childless life.

Director

  • Picture of Katalin Oláh © Sándor Csukás

    Katalin Oláh

    Kata Oláh is a producer and director. She started her career at 14 as the host of the Hungarian state’s only channel’s weekly teenage show. She has since worked in the industry mainly as a producer. Since her focus on directing a few years ago, her films have received several national and international awards. Her first short fiction, En Passant, a story about domestic violence was selected by a number of international festivals and received several awards. Her second short is recently circuiting at festivals, her latest documentary film, The Bar Mitzvah boys has been nominated to compete in the PRIX EUROPA 2018.

  • Picture of Sándor Csukás © Sándor Csukás

    Sándor Csukás

    Sándor Csukás graduated at the Hungarian Film Academy in 1993. Since then he is a well-recognized cinematographer in Hungary, holding the prestigious Prize of György Illés, the Cinematographer of the year and the Prize of Béla Balázs. Sándor has participated as a cinematographer in more than 60 documentaries and short films, several TV drama and 12 fiction films.

Awards + Festivals

  • ***MAIN PRIZE***
    BIDF – BUDAPEST INT'L DOCUMENTARY FESTIVAL (Competition, Hungary)January 31, 2019
  • 2nd GLOBAL INDIA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, Maharashtra, India)March 23, 2019
  • 5th SANTA CRUZ INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Rio Gallegos, Argentina)April 19, 2019
  • 7th CINÉDOC-TBILISI INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Tbilisi, Georgia)May 8, 2019
  • BELDOCS INTERNATIONAL DOCUMENTARY FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Belgrade, Serbia)May 8, 2019
  • 3rd THE BUDDHA INT'L FILM FESTIVAL (Official Selection, Pune, Maharashtra, India)June 9, 2019

Trailer

Crew

Director
Katalin Oláh, Sándor Csukás
Screenplay
Katalin Oláh
Producer
Katalin Oláh, Ela Elbaz, Borbála Csukás
Director of Photography
Sándor Csukás
Sound
Daniel Bőhm
Editor
Katalin Oláh
Sound Design
Daniel Bőhm
Music
Tony Opera

Cast

Herself
Marika Haraszti
Himself
Janos Orsos

Details

Running Time
28:00 min
Shooting Format
Digital
Screening Format
DCP, BluRay, DVD, .mov, mp4 (HD)
Aspect Ratio
16:9
Sound
Stereo, 5.1

Contact

FILM FESTIVAL AGENCY

Markus Kaatsch
aug&ohr medien
Riemannstr. 21
10961 Berlin, Germany

+49 (0)30 61620068

film@augohr.de
www.augohr.de

PRODUCER & DIRECTOR

Katalin Oláh
1kataolah1@gmail.com

+36 209166608

http://makabor.com/ https://www.facebook.com/Makabor-Studio-1160431857455668/