Film - Kinderfilmfest Filmfest 2022


Directed by Hajni Kis


Director: Hajni Kis
Section: Kinderfilmfest
Country: Slovakia, Hungary
Year: 2021
Language: Hungarian
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Gusztáv Dietz, Zorka Horváth, Molnár Éva Füsti, Balázs Galkó, Viktor Kassai


A beautifully presented father-daughter story that shows great affection for both of its protagonists.

Tibor and Niki. Father and daughter. Both as charismatic as they are headstrong. She lives with her grandparents in a small prefabricated apartment; he’s just been released from prison. When Niki finds this out, she’s desperate to see him — though her grandmother disapproves. Nevertheless, Niki wants to reconnect with him, even though Tibor initially rejects this. He has a hard time accepting responsibility for the past. But both father and daughter are determined to somehow grow closer again.

This film is screened in original version with German voice-over.

Age 12 rating, recommended for ages 11 and up.

Meet the director


Hajni Kis

Hajni Kis studied directing at the University of Theatre and Film Arts in Budapest. Her short film BEAUTIFUL FIGURE (2015) was nominated for a Student Academy Award. Her graduation film, LAST CALL, earned the VFF Young Talent Award at FILMSCHOOLFEST MUNICH in 2019 and was screened at numerous other festivals. Her first feature film, WILD ROOTS, premiered at the Karlovy Vary International Film Festival, where it received the Work in Progress award.


Screenplay: Fanni Szántó, Hajni Kis
Director of Photography: Ákos Nyoszoli
Film Editor: Vanda Gorácz
Composer: Oleg Borsos
Production Designer: Anna Nyitrai
Costume Design: Ilka Giliga
Sound: DuĊĦan Kozák
Producer: Júlia Berkes, Balázs Zachar
Production Company: Proton Cinema
Co-Producer: Mátyás Prikler, Zora Jaurová
Co-Production Company: MPhilms s.r.o.
World Sales: m-appeal world sales UG