On the outskirts of Budapest, in the heart of the woods, hides a ramshackle little hut. Inside, two social outcasts have formed the unlikeliest of bonds. Fanni, a 19 year-old transgender teenager rejected by her family and Laci, the stern, former factory worker support each other in a makeshift family as father and daughter through hardship and change. Set on the margins of Hungarian society life is tough, but it is theirs. The intimate film provides a glimpse into an unknown world, while telling a story of peculiar coming-of-age, emphasizing the importance of human relationships and unconditional acceptance.
Gergő Somogyvári is a Budapest-based cinematographer and documentary director. After studying photography and journalism, he graduated from the University of Theatre and Film Arts (SZFE) as a cinematographer in 2008. For the past 14 years, he has worked both on fiction and non-fiction projects as a DOP, and has directed 5 short- and mid-length documentaries, which were screened internationally on television and at festivals. In 2008, his experimental documentary, Carta Azulejo – Tile Mail, received the most prestigious national award, the Main Prize of the Hungarian Film Week. Fairy Garden is his first feature-length documentary.