Raindance, the independent international film festival and film school that aims to show the very best in new cinema - from the UK and around the world - is presenting not one but two Hungarian debutes in 2020.
The programme specialises in first-time directors and discovery, and both Hungarian entries are discussing thought provoking topics highly relevant to the generation Z, millenials and all of us in the modern society.
Film and Q&A available: 28 Oct – 7 Nov 2020
Teenage friends Gergö, Patrik, Bandi and Ábris are into three things: partying, sex and their online following. One night, at a drunken house party, vulnerable Lilla falls victim to the boys. A dare gets out of hand and the youngsters' world changes forever overnight.
Watch FOMO - Fear of Missing Out (2019), Attila Hartung's first feature film followed by a Q&A here.
U up? (2020)
Film available: 28 Oct – 7 Nov 2020
Home alone, Ben receives a short but telling message from his online dating buddy Nico. The latter's detached behaviour prevents Ben from feeling like he can show his real emotions. Viktória Szemerédy's U Up? (2020) examines courtship, foreplay and how fear of rejection can blur one's judgement...
Watch the short film here.