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Strudel Sisters

DirectorPeter Hegedus, Jaina Kalifa
ProducerPeter Hegedus, Jaina Kalifa – AEL Research Griffith University, Griffith Film School
WriterPeter Hegedus, Jaina Kalifa
EditorJaina Kalifa
CameraPeter Hegedus, Jaina Kalifa
ScreeningFriday 11 November at 16:00h & 17:00h / Sunday 13 November at 19:00h
Length7 min

One of the most charming yet serious short films of the last season. European Premiere


A deeply personal family story about the delicate art of making traditional Hungarian strudel. Ilona and Erzsebet are two elderly sisters who have baked traditional Hungarian strudel together all their lives. The film explores the quirks of their enduring friendship and how their family survived during the extreme poverty of the communist era. It offers a deeply personal insight into the sisters’ family life, including a strong connection to their dear mother who taught them everything they know. It also provides a window into the history and local traditions of the small Hungarian town of Tura. While we learn about the art of strudel-making, the real discovery of this film are the two big-hearted women who, despite their differences, can’t live without each other.

Een van de meest charmante en oprechte korte films van het afgelopen seizoen.


Een zeer persoonlijk familieverhaal over de delicate kunst van het maken van traditionele Hongaarse strudel. Ilona en Erzsebet zijn twee zussen op leeftijd die al hun hele leven samen traditionele Hongaarse strudel bakken. Deze film onderzoekt de eigenaardigheden van hun vriendschap en hoe hun gezin overleefde tijdens de extreme armoede in het communistische tijdperk. Het biedt een zeer persoonlijk inzicht in het gezinsleven van de zusters en de sterke band met hun lieve moeder die al haar kennis aan haar dochters doorgaf. Het biedt ook een kijkje in de geschiedenis en de lokale tradities van de kleine Hongaarse stad Tura. Terwijl we de kneepjes van het strudelmaken leren, kijken we naar een verhaal over twee liefdevolle vrouwen die, ondanks hun verschillen, niet zonder elkaar kunnen leven.