Films

Return to Epipo

feature length documentary, 83', 2020

original title: Visszatérés Epipóba

director: Judit Oláh
script: Judit Oláh
producer: Sára László            
executive producer Hanka Kastelicová, Anna Závorszky
director of photography: Mátyás Gyuricza
editor: Péter Sass

CATEGORIES: Completed, Documentary

"Return to Epipo" is a feature-length documentary about reconstructing an identity-forming childhood experience, an extraordinary summer camp, which took place in the '80-s, the last years of the oppressing socialist system in Hungary. The three week long theme-based camp provided life in an imaginary democratic country called Epipo, that was meant to be the antithesis of the outside reality. Pál Sipos, the leader of this onetime camp, around who the whole story is swirling, is a man who had a huge effect on the children entrusted to his care, and eventually ended up fleeing abroad to escape the consequences of his crimes. I as a filmmaker, and a former Epipo citizen, joined by one-time Epipoeans, try to figure out how Epipo, this closed and mystic world used to work. (Judit Oláh, director)

Partners:
Creative Europe MEDIA Sub-program, Support for single project development
HBO Europe
FilmJUS Foundation - support for script development   
Supported By The Hungarian Film Incentive

 

The project participated at:
Eurodoc Regional Workshop, Budapest, Hungary, 2016
ARCHIDOC 2017 Workshop, Lisbon, Paris, Nyon, 2017

Nipkow Program, 2017
dok.incubator, 2019

 

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