The incestuous affair between a brother and sister create violent ruptures within a rural Danube community.
Returning to his Danube home, taciturn Félix Lajkó so disapproves of mum Lili Monori’s remarriage that he moves to his late father’s island. But it’s Lajkó’s relationship with feisty sister Orsi Tóth that arouses the curiosity of the misanthropic locals. Shimmeringly shot and directed with an affinity for the simplicity of Lajkó’s construction, this meditation on personal freedom is insinuatingly transgressive.
A powerful meditation on personal freedom from a Hungarian auteur.
Reviewed by David Parkinson