Film - Program 3 Filmfest 2019


Directed by István Kovács


Director: István Kovács
Section: Program 3
Country: Hungary
Year: 2018
Language: Bosnian
Version: Original version with English subtitles
Cast: Vedrana Božinović, Mirela Lambić, Radoje Čupić, Nenad Pećinar, Zsolt Trill
18+ (no age rating)

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In 1994, Sarajevo is a city under siege: there’s no water, no electricity, and no food. Despite the horrible conditions, Tea Mikic manages to keep going. After losing her husband to the war, she has become completely self-sufficient. She wants to get ready for something in the morning, so she decides to wash her hair, even though all her supplies are gone. She sets off on a desperate journey to find water, and neither her neighbors nor sniper fire can stop her.

  • Film School: University of Theatre and Film Arts (SZFE)

  • Duration: 23 Min.

Meet the director


István Kovács

Born among the Hungarian minority in what was then Yugoslavia, István Kovács spent most of his youth in Szeged, Hungary. At the University of Theater and Film Arts of Budapest, THE SOUND OF CONCRETE was the graduation film for his bachelor’s degree and A SIEGE the graduation film for his master’s degree. The latter earned him a Student Academy Award. His first feature film, with the working title THE COLUMN, is under development.


Screenplay: Kálmán Gasztonyi
Director of Photography: Zoltán Dévényi
Film Editor: Péter Gábor Duszka
Composer: Adrian
Production Designer: László Rajk
Costume Design: Judit Sinkovics
Sound: Gábor Balázs
Producer: Mónica Mécs, Ernö Mesterházy, Nóra Alföldi, István Kovács