by György Mór Kárpáti
In 1849, the liberation war against the Habsburg Empire is close to its end in Hungary. Having hidden from military draft, Barnabás leaves his hometown and walks across the country to find and save his wounded brother who has been hiding with a guerilla group deep in the forest. Despite their exhaustion, lack of food or information, they are still fighting for their cause. Barnabás finds his brother alienated and distrustful. The tension between the boys further increases when they turn out to be attracted to the same nurse in the camp. Hoping he can earn his brother’s trust and take him home, Barnabás decides to stay and lie about his past. In the meantime, he has to face the cruelty of war.
György Mór Kárpáti (*1984) is a Budapest-based film director and writer. He studied at the Directors’ Department of the University of Theatre and Film Arts in Budapest. His short films forest and provincia have been selected to major international film festivals such as Berlinale and Cannes (Berlinale shorts and Cinefondation). Guerilla is his first feature film.
director and writer: György Mór Kárpáti
cinematographer: Dávid Hartung
editor: Péter Gábor Duszka
sound: Gábor Balázs
composer: Asher Goldschmidt
story editor: Zsófi Lányi
casting director: Tamás Fekete
production designer: Adrienn Antal-Fógel
costume designer: Juli Szlávik
producer: Viktória Petrányi, Proton Cinema
format DCP / colour / 5.1
length 86 min.
original language Hungarian, German, Russian