Archive of films Wild Roots / Külön falka

Hungary / Slovak Republic
2021, 98 min

Section: East of the West Competition
Year: 2021

Tibor and Niki, father and daughter. The young girl was only five years old when they last saw each other, before Tibor was sent to prison. He is released seven years later and tries not to think about the past. Yet he can’t erase his daughter from his life and so they are compelled to start over from the beginning. Both are irresistibly charismatic, headstrong and irascible, but also determined to find a way back to one another.


After he is released from prison, Tibor finds life is just a tedious routine; moreover, he’s still a long way from achieving financial security. At night he’s hired as a bouncer at the local nightclub; during the day he works out and kips on the sofa in his brother’s house. He tries to forget the existence he had before he was locked up, but his past soon catches up with him in the form of 12-year-old Niki. Father and daughter haven’t seen each other for seven long years, and so they are compelled to start over right from the beginning. The irresistibly charismatic twosome are both united and divided by their irascibility and problematic past. In this, her feature debut, Hungarian director Hajni Kis examines one of the many facets of complex family relationships.

Anna Kořínek

About the director

Hajni Kis (1990, Orosháza, Hungary). Filmography: 2nd Floor (2.em, 2014, short doc.) Beautiful Figure (Szép Alak, 2016, short), Last Call (2018, short), Wild Roots (Külön falka, 2021).


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About the film

Color, DCP
World premiere

Section: East of the West Competition
Director: Hajni Kis
Screenplay: Fanni Szántó, Hajni Kis
Dir. of Photography: Ákos Nyoszoli
Music: Oleg Borsos
Editor: Vanda Gorácz
Art Director: Anna Nyitrai
Producer: Júlia Berkes, Balázs Zachar
Production: Proton Cinema
Coproduction: MPhilms
Cast: Gusztáv Dietz, Zorka Horváth, Éva Füsti Molnár, Viktor Kassai
Sales: m-appeal world sales UG


Hajni Kis

Film Director

Júlia Berkes


Balázs Zachar


Fanni Szántó


Ákos Nyoszoli

Director of Photography

Vanda Gorácz


Anna Nyitrai

Production Designer

Dušan Kozák

Sound Designer

Anna Sipos

Production Manager

Ilka Giliga

Costume Designer


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