* Thessaloniki Documentary Film Festival - 2023 Winner Golden Alexander Award *
Producer Marc Smolowitz in attendance.
Katalin Oláh, a renowned filmmaker based in Budapest, has been crafting award-winning documentaries and short films since 2012. Celebrated by The Hungarian Film Academy, her portfolio boasts notable films like "The Bar Mitzvah Boys" and "Conquering Time – Ágnes Keleti." In her latest cinematic creation, NARROW PATH TO HAPPINESS, she delves into the lives of Gergo and Lenard. As a young gay duo in Hungary's most deprived Roma community where their love is deemed taboo, they dream of narrating their story through a musical film. With aspirations of wider recognition, they consider relocating to Budapest—a city bustling with a vibrant LGBTQ+ scene and teeming with artist collaborations. Yet, when tragedy strikes with Gergo’s mother's sudden passing, their narrative takes a heartfelt turn. Drawn back to the very family that ostracized them, they embark on a quest for reconciliation and acceptance in this poignant film—a testament to their resilience and quest for joy.
FILM KINDLY SPONSORED BY BYRON BECK & JUAN MARTINEZ. SUPPORTING SPONSOR ROD OLIN.
Length: 83 minutes
Language: Hungarian with English subtitles
Country: Hungary / USA
Director, Editor: Kata Oláh
Cinematographer: Sándor Csukás
Producer: Kata Oláh, Borbála Csukás
Co-Producer: Marc Smolowitz