✵ hajnal - elizabeth kate weber
✵ poet - zsófi kemény
✵ director - penn bálint
✵ writer - penn bálint
with zsófi kemény
✵ 1st assistant director and associate producer- jacob saul
✵ 2nd assitant director - miruna tiberiu
✵ cinematographer - dániel misota
✵ choreographer - ffion godwin
✵ composer - sarolta szécsi
what's it like to long for a place you've always wanted to leave?
hajnal has never known anything but the cross-generational desire to leave their home for a better life in the west. as their national identity merges with an atmosphere of hopelessness and marginalisation, they vow to leave it all behind and not only start a new life but become a new person in britain. dogged by the fragments of who they once were, hajnal must learn to reconcile their fear of ostracisation with their need for authenticity.
soviet fantasia is a love letter to queer eastern europeans, who might struggle to connect with their home in the face of a persistent attack on their human rights. the film is a declaration that we not only exist, but we can also lay claim to our national heritage while being proud of who we are.
✵ soviet fantasia was commissioned by exeter phoenix and will be premiering at two short nights film festival in 2024
we raised £821 of our £750 funding goal on kickstarter! thank you so much to everyone who shared and supported! :)
SOVIET FANTASIA IN THE PRESS:
photos from set
Credit: Alina Járosi
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