Opening Night – 20th Verzió International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival
22 November 2023, 7PM
WELCOME SPEECH by Gergely Karácsony, Mayor of Budapest, and Oksana Sarkisova, Festival Director.
OPENING SPEECH by writer Dénes Krusovszky, and student activist Lili Pankotai.
In this seemingly bleak wartime setting, five teenagers ponder their future. They fully embrace the last golden hours of their childhood with energy, enthusiasm, and hope, despite their circumstances. The members of this imaginative band of dreamers take photographs, paint, and fantasize about becoming actors, or even the next Elon Musk. They rebel, ride waves of adventure, walk into minefields, and sunbathe at a local lake. They dream of escaping not only war, but – like teenagers all over the world –small-town boredom. Will their dream of conquering the world come true when an unexpected opportunity arises that could take them all the way to Nepal?