Tales from the Prison Cell

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    Tales from the Prison Cell

    Mesék a zárkából

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    Hungary, United Kingdom, Croatia

    2020

    80 min

    • Hungarian

    Documentary

    TALES FROM THE PRISON CELL is a creative documentary about the relationship between fathers in prison and their children at home. We present incarcerated fathers’ lives in prison and at the same time gain insight into the changed lives of their families and children at home. As we become familiar with their daily lives, we witness the distance and even the closeness that grows between the inmates and their families. As a way of keeping contact, the inmates write fairy tales for their kids which we then make into films with the children playing the lead roles, involving them in the creative process. The stories convey messages that the fathers have come to see as basic truths during the course of their own lives and believe are important to pass on.

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    Cinematography
    Zágon Nagy
    István Kürti
    Editing
    László Hargittai
    Anna Vághy
    Music
    Dániel Lázár
    Csaba Kalotás
    Asher Goldschmidt
    Sales
    TASKOVSKI FILMS LTD
    Production
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    PROTON CINEMA

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    Ábel Visky explores the bond between imprisoned fathers and their families with originality, generosity and great skill.

    Cineuropa

    Ábel Visky

    Ábel Visky

    Romania

    Ábel Visky was born in 1987 in Romania. Since September, 2011 he has been studying film directing at the University of Theatre and Film Arts in Budapest under the tutelage of János Szász and Ildikó Enyedi. During his studies, he wrote and directed several short films which received awards at festivals, such as PLAYFELLOWS (2014) (FEST - New Directors New Films Festival, Portugal – best actress; Watersprite International Student Film Festival, England – best director) and ROMANIAN SUNRISE (2015) (Budapest International Short Film Festival – Jury’s Special Mention). TALES FROM THE PRISON CELL (2020) is his first feature-length movie.