Hungary, Germany, France 2012
Original version with English subtitles
This film depicts the real-life murder series of several Roma in Hungary in 2008 and 2009. The viewer is allowed to closely observe a day in the life of a Hungarian Roma family, the feeling of constantly being watched and the fear of sheer survival. This powerlessness does not only render the protagonists breathless but also the viewer. The authenticity of the pogrom atmosphere created in JUST THE WIND is what makes watching it so unsettling yet so captivating.
Bence Fliegauf was born in Budapest in 1974. He started off as a stage designer for Hungarian television before becoming a director there. His international breakthrough occurred in 2004 with his second feature film DEALER. He received the Grand Jury Prize in 2012 at the 62nd Berlinale for JUST THE WIND. The film was also nominated for the Best Foreign Film at the Oscars.
Director Bence Fliegauf
Script Bence Fliegauf
Cinematography Zoltan Lovasi
Sound Tamás Beke
Editing Xavier Box
Production Mónika Mécs, András Muhi and Ernő Mesterházy