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Róbert Lakatos

Episode 4

 

Róbert Lakatos makes films about outsiders. He spends so much time with his protagonists that they stop regarding him as a stranger. His careful, unobtrusive camera and editing at eye level does justice to all the great and small events in life.

 

born 1968 in Cluj-Napoca/Rumania,

Citizenship: Rumanian,

Nationality: Hungarian

 

2000 Master of Fine Arts (Cinematography) / Department of Cinematography, TV Production and Photography at the National Film, TV and Drama Art Academy in Lódz

 

2003 Prize of the Hungarian Film Critics for the Best Hungarian Young Documentary Director

 

At the moment Róbert Lakatos is working as a script writer, director and cinematographer for the Duna Muhely Studio and the Inforg Studios in Hungary

 

 

Filmography (extract)

 

2001 "Csendország" / "Kingdom of Silence"

37 min. / Video

Documentary about a ten-year-old deaf-and-mute village boy from the Gyimes (Transylvania) and his relationship with photography

 

Awards: 2002: "Main Prize" at Dialektus - Hungarian Anthropological and Etnographic Film Festival Budapest, "Best Hungarian Documentary" at the International Filmfestival Mediawave Györ, "Best Documentary" Menekülés a Rövidfilmbe/Hungarian Short Film Festival, "Best film of the Hungarian Cultural Region" at Alter-Native 10/International Short Film Festival Tg.Mures/Rumania

 

1999 "Red in Summer, Blue in Winter"

14min. / 35mm, Short Film Ballade

 

1997 "Napiecie powierzchowne" / "Surface Tension"

5min. / 35mm. An interpretation in images of Kosztolányi Dezso’s short story "Under Violet Sky"

 

 

 

Lakatos Róbert filmjeinek szereplői általában kívülállók. A rendező annyi időt tölt szereplőivel, hogy azok már maguk közül valónak tekintik. Óvatos, tolakodástól mentes kamerája és vágási technikája, a tekintetek szintjen igazságot teremt az életben felbukkanó kis és nagy dolgok közt.