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A serious struggle for the land, love and life! Debutant director Mark Kostyal transfers the Wild West to the East Europe with extraordinary imagery. The screening is followed by Q&A with the screenwritter Balázs Lovas.


Sultry heat, dinginess, unspoken social problems and hierarchical infighting. This is the town of Tuzko, somewhere in present-day Hungary where Misi arrives to inherit his grandfather’s house and property. Misi is a disillusioned and frustrated young man who is constantly on the run and who does not find his place in the world, in work or in relationships. Soon he begins the hardest struggle of his life for land, love and for his life. A rough neo-western about land expropriation and human stress. An excellent action drama by Mark Kostyal, a new voice in the Hungarian cinematic landscape.

Director’s bio

Mark Kostyal was born in 1976 in Esztergom, Hungary. He is an actor and director, known for ‘’Kojot’’ (2017), ‘’Eastern Sugar’’ (2004) and ‘’TV a varos szelen’’ (1998). The director, who comes from the field of advertising, was also the cameraman for his feature debut ‘’Kojot’’. He used a anamorphic lens that produces wide-angle effect with extreme high-resolution pictures.

Festivals & Awards (selection)

Let’s CEE Film Festival, Austria 2018 | European Film Festival Palic, Serbia 2017 | Targu-Mures Alternative, Romania 2017 | Braunschweig International Film Festival, Germany 2017