- Director:Balazs Simonyi
- Actors:Bela Szabo, Balazs Simonyi, Judit Tancsics, Annett Bahlcke
Year by year runners from around the world participate in one of the most prestigious and challenging of races, the Spartathlon. A historic distance of 246 km from Athens to Sparta within 36 hours. The protagonists and the director all have their own personal reasons for joining this extreme run. None of them knows if they will ever be able to succeed but they do know, that it is crucial for them to try and maybe reach the impossible. They are everyday athletes who test their limits, heal their souls, and release their demons. The movie follows them as they confront extreme hardship and surpass the limits of their strength, both in their body and their mind.
About the director
Balazs Simonyi (1980, Budapest) majored in Literature & Film & Art Theory (Aesthetics), and is currently completing his PhD in Art Theory. He works as a director and producer since 2002. His feature-length documentary, ULTRA, coproduced by HBO Europe, was shortlisted for the European Film Award – Best Documentary 2017, and selected amongst the „15 Best Doc 2017” by European Film Academy. The film was on the program of Visions du Réel, Sarajevo IFF, Krakow IFF, Trieste IFF, One World, etc. His shorts and documentaries have been screened at major festivals, from Cannes to Cracow, from Seoul to Seattle. He has won several awards, like the CamerImage, the Audience Award at Asiana Film Festival, and the French Cinema Distributors’ (GRAC) prize. His films has been broadcasted all over in Europe, and the short films in the USA and Japan. He is also an organizer and selector of the Budapest Short Film Festival (BuSho).
Tickets for screenings at Cinestar Vukovar, Danubian Sand Island, Borovo Cinema are free. For screenings at locations - Terrace of Agency for Waterways and Castle Eltz Park admission is 15 HRK. Tickets.