Delta (Hungary/DE, 2008)

directed by Kornél Mundruczó, drama, 93 min, eng subtitles

with Félix Lajkó, Orsolya Tóth. Lili Monori, Sándor Gáspár



A quiet young man returns to the wild, isolated landscape of the Delta. It is a labyrinth of waterways, small islands and over-grown vegetation, where the villagers are cut off from the outside world. The young man, who has been away since early childhood, is introduced to a sister he never knew he had. She is frail and timid, but resolute when she decides to join him in his run-down hut on the shore. Together they build a house on stilts in the middle of the river, far away from everyone else. One day, they invite the villagers over to share a meal together, but it becomes apparent that the coarse locals do not accept their "unnatural" relationship.


Cannes IFF 2008 (FIPRESCI Prize)

Hungarian Film Week 2008 (Golden Reel Main Prize for Best Film)

Cottbus Film Festival 2008 (Don Quijote Prize)

Porto Fantasporto 2009 (Critics Jury's Award)