Documentaries

Ghetto Balboa

Gettó Balboa

Film info

  • Country:Mađarska
  • Director:Árpád Bogdán
  • Year:2018
  • Duration:85'
  • Actors:Mihály Sipos, Zoltán Szabó

Storyline

A former mafia man of the infamous Budapest Ghetto has been teaching boxing to the poor young children of the neighbourhood for the past eight years. One of his students fights his way up to box for a world championship belt. He receives the chance to prove his fellows that there may be a way out of the ghetto.

About the director

Born in 1980, Árpád Bogdán. He started working as an actor and stage director in theaters during his college years. He organized creative forums for disadvantaged children using various aspects of theater, film, and literature. His directorial debut, HAPPY NEW LIFE (2007), premiered in the Panorama section at Berlinale 2007 and was awarded with the Manfred Salzgeber Award - Special Mention. The film was internationally acclaimed at several festivals: Budapest Hungarian Film Week (competition, 2007), Karlovy Vary International Film Festival – East of the West (competition, 2007), Ghent Flanders International Film Festival (competition, 2007), Lecce Festival of European Films (competition, 2007). His latest feature length fiction, Genesis premiered at Berlinale in 2018 and won a number of awards in Sofia IFF and Valencia.  He is currently developing two further feature films: The Necro-mancer and Ikaros.

Screening schedule

  • 06.07.2019.

    CineStar Vukovar

    18:15h

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.

Festival hosts
  • Discovery
  • Grad Vukovar
  • Hrvatski dom Vukovar
Srebrni sponzor
  • Pevec
Partners
  • Grad Zagreb
  • Hrvatski audiovizualni centar
  • Vukovarsko-srijemska županija
  • TZ Vukovar
  • Bobi
  • Turistička zajednica Vukovarsko-srijemske zajednice
Sponsors
  • Elatus
  • Iločki podrumi
  • Alatir
  • Vukovarsko pivo
  • PBZ

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