How Far the Stars?

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How Far the Stars?

Directed by Katalin Bársony

  • Hungary 2019; 68 min
  • Original version: Hungarian, English
  • Genre: Documentary


Self-effacing Hungarian pianist József has a unique talent for fusing contemporary jazz with traditional Roma music. This new sound catches the attention of the acclaimed saxophonist Tim Ries, and the two begin performing together. József dreams of escaping his humdrum life and making it big in the home of jazz: America. Along the way, he conquers his demons and learns that when shooting for the stars, success is not the destination, but the journey.



    Katalin Barsony