World premiere


Local title
Igavesti igaveses
Title in Russian
Original title
György Pálfi
Official Selection - Competition, In Focus: In Hungary

Only those are helpless who are left without help. A stone’s throw away in the future, Hungary lies in apocalyptic ruins left from a devastating war spreading to the west. The wreckage includes the will to live and the meaning of life of soldier Ocsenįs. He lives in a world where instead of shooting stars, planes are shooting from the sky, and instead of feelings, bullets delirium-cursed hit the heart. All that is left for Ocsenįs is to try and find a way in a futureless world where the grotesque incisiveness of the essence and expediency of help does not have any mercy in the warm world of emotions. ‘Perpetuity’ is an adaptation of a short story by renowned Hungarian author Sándor Tar, which notorious heavyweight Hungarian director György Pįlfi has brought to rage in the world of film with bloodcurdling power.

‘Perpetuity’ establishes itself with a powerful punch at morality and goes on to relentlessly claw at the conscience of the viewers. Pįlfi has previously won recognition in the main competition programme of PÖFF and at the Sundance, San Sebastian, Karlovy Vary and Cannes film festivals with his ‘Taxiderma’ which premiered in 2016 and among other awards also won the film critics’ award in Estonia.

‘Perpetuity’ is a truly potent addition for a strong author, which does not compete with any of his previous works, but confirms the fact that Pįlfi is Pįlfi is his well-known quality regardless of the underlying material or genre limits.

Elise Eimre

György Pálfi
György Pálfi, Zsófia Ruttkay
Mercédesz Érsek-Obádovics, Julia Ubrankovics, Csaba Gosztonyi, Tamás Polgár, Attila Menszátor-Héresz
Ferenc Pusztai
Tamás Dobos
KMH Film
Estonian, English
György Pálfi

György Pálfi (snd 1974, Budapest) alustas oma esimeste Super8 filmide tegemist 1987. aastal. Tema õpingute ajal Budapesti Teatri- ja Filmiakadeemias tehtud tudengifilmid äratasid huvi ning rahvusvahelise tuntuse saavutas ta oma debüütfilmiga “Hõkk”, mis 2002. aastal võitis Euroopa Filmiakadeemia parima debüüdi auhinna ning pälvis FIPRESCI äramärkimise Cottbusi filmifestivalil. Režissööri teine film “Taksidermia” pälvis suure tunnustuse Cannes'i festivalil ja osales ka 2006. PÖFFi võistlusprogrammis EurAsia. PÖFFil on näidatud ka tema kolmandat filmi "Ma ei ole sinu sõber", mis linastus samuti EurAsia võistlusprogrammis. "Igavesti igaveses" on Pálfi seismes täispikk film.

Hukkle (Hõkk, PÖFF 2003), Taxidermia (Taksidermia, PÖFF 2006), Nem vagyok a barátod (Ma ei ole sinu sõber, PÖFF 2009), Final Cut: Hölgyeim és uraim (Final Cut: Ladies and Gentlemen, 2012), Szabadesés (Free Fall, 2014), His Master's Voice (2018), Mindörökké (Perpertuity, 2021)

Presented by

Grand Prix for The Best Film, grant of 20 000 euros from the city of Tallinn


8th Hall Apollo Kino Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening070602 / Igavesti igaveses
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
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Chill-Hall Apollo Kino Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening070101 / Igavesti igaveses
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
Q&A guestsGyörgy Pálfi - Director, Pusztai Ferenc - Producer, Tamás Polgár - Actor, Mercédesz Érsek-Obádovics - Actress, Júlia Ubrankovics - Actress, Zsófia Ruttkay - Screenwriter
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Hall Athena Center, Tartu
Screening082103 / Igavesti igaveses
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
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8th Hall Apollo Kino Coca-Cola Plaza
Screening100605 / Igavesti igaveses
SubtitlesEnglish, Estonian
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