Archive of films Chico / Chico

Hungary / Germany / Croatia / Chile
2001, 108 min

Section: Official Selection - Competition
Year: 2001


Director Ibolya Fekete on her film: “Chico is an adventure film. You could even call it an ideological adventure film, but with real adventures – travel, revolutions and wars, across countries and continents. The stakes are high: what about world revolution? What should a person do who was born in Latin America, is part Hungarian, part Catholic, part Jewish, and was raised as a staunch communist? As a child he was driven to wander half the world, leaving the proximity of Che Guevara and Salvador Allende, in order to find ‘actual socialism’ – in Hungary. The result: a revolutionary sans frontiŹres. What happens to him when, from one day to the next, the world rids itself not only of the idea of communism – perhaps justifiably, in self-defence – but refuses to hear about ideology any longer. Is there an idea left he can hold onto? Once again our hero charges halfway across the world and this time ends up in war-torn Croatia. The film is a blend of actual and fictional events and people. And so neither the story nor the characters are identical to anyone or anything – only to what I invented.”

About the director

Ibolya Fekete (b. 1951), screenwriter and director, has worked with Hunnio Studios where among other things, she co-wrote the scripts for György Szomjas. Filmography: From Berlin to Berlin (1990, Berlinből Berlinbe, documentary), Children of the Apocalypse I-II (1992, Az Apokalipszis gyermekei I-II, documentary), Bolse Vita (1996).

About the film

Black & white, 35 mm

Section: Official Selection - Competition
Director: Ibolya Fekete
Screenplay: Ibolya Fekete
Dir. of Photography: Nyika Jancsó, Mátyás Erdély, Antonio Farias
Editor: Anna Kornis
Producer: Sándor Simó(Hunnia Studio-Hungary), Hans Kutnewsky(ZDF-ARTE-Germany), Damir Terešak(Maxima Film-HTV-Croatia),J.J.Harting(Roos Film-Chile)
Production: Hunnia Studio-Hungary, ZDF-ARTE-Germany, Maxima Film-HTV-Croatia, Roos Film-Chile
Cast: Eduardo Rózsa Flores,Sergio Hernandez, Richie Varga, Gyula Bodrogi

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