Daughter of the Revolution

The documentary is the story of a child witness to the tragic 1956 Hungarian Revolution who emigrated to the U.S. as a refugee. As an adult the child witness becomes an award-winning poet and translator. 60 years after the revolution Peter Hargitai travels back to Hungary with his adult son to recover his past. The visit evokes the then 9-year-old’s memories of the revolution in the maelstrom of death and violence. In the ensuing 60 years builds bridges between the Hungarian and English language, between people and the two cultures. Peter Hargitai wrote his novel DAUGHTER OF THE REVOLUTION for its 50th anniversary not only to rid himself of his demons but, above all, to pay tribute to the brave schoolgirls, some as young as 14, who had taken their fight for freedom to the streets of Budapest. But his is also a story of a refugee who finds humanity beyond borders and nationality. Under the direction of Tünde Tálas scenes from the author's book are animated and weaved into the narrative to bring the events in Peter Hargitai’s novel to life. Her film, structurally innovative, enriched by original scores and informed by historical and personal motifs, maintains its artful balance. The lessons from the students of Budapest are both timely and timeless.

  • Tunde Talas
    Director
    Award Winner, DIRECTOR & Feature, July, 2017, Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards for "Daughter of the Revolution"
  • Tunde Talas
    Director
    Award Winner, FEATURE Documentary, Virgin Spring Cinefest (Kolkata, India) for "Daughter of the Revolution," October, 2017
  • Tunde Talas
    Director
    Award of Merit Special Attention for "Feature" from Impact DOCS Awards
  • Peter Hargitai
    Key Cast
    “Peter Hargitai”
    Award Winner - NARRATION, International Independent Film Awards (Encino, CA) for "Daughter of the Revolution"
  • Tunde Talas
    AWARDS
    Award Winner, DIRECTOR, Hollywood International Independent Film Awards, July, 2017, for "Daughter of the Revolution"
  • Tunde Talas
    AWARDS
    Award Winner, FEATURE Documentary, Virgin Springs Film Festival (Kolkata, India) for "Daughter of the Revolution"
  • Tunde Talas
    AWARDS
    Gold Award Winner, International Independent Film Awards, Winter, 2017 (Encico, California) for "Daughter of the Revolution"
  • Tunde Talas
    AWARDS
    Selection, Miami Independent Film Festival (Miami, Florida) August, 2017 for "Daughter of the Revolution"
  • Peter Hargitai
    AWARDS
    Winner: Exceptional Merit, DOCS Without Borders (Nassau, DE), 2017 for "Daughter of the Revolution"
  • Tunde Talas
    AWARDS
    Semi-finalist - NARRATION, Hollywood International Independent Film Awards (Los Angeles, CA) August 2017 for "Daughter of the Revolution"
  • Tunde Talas
    Tunde Talas
    Impact Docs Awards Winner: Award of Merit Special Attention for feature and Narration
  • Peter Hargitai
    Impact DOCS Award in Narration / Voice-over Talent Category July 2018
  • Tunde Talas
    Writer
    Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards July 2017
  • Tunde Talas
    http://www.vscinefest.com/golden-galaxy-awards-2018/
    Director, DAUGHTER OF THE REVOLUTION
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    A Forradalom lánya
  • Project Type:
    Animation, Documentary
  • Runtime:
    53 minutes 13 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    March 15, 2017
  • Production Budget:
    1,238 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Hungary
  • Country of Filming:
    Hungary
  • Language:
    Hungarian
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16.9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Award Winner
    Hollywood
    United States
    March 24, 2018
    Director Award
  • Virgin Spring Film Cinefest
    Kolkata
    India
    October 23, 2018
    Ingrad Bergman Award
    Feature
  • Hollywood International Independent Documentary Awards
    Kolkata
    India
    October 23, 2017
    Award Winner
Distribution Information
  • Uj Budapest Filmstudio
    Country: Hungary
    Rights: All Rights
  • Tunde Talas
    Country: United States
    Rights: All Rights
  • VOC
    Country: United States
Director Biography - Tunde Talas, Tunde Talas, Tunde Talas

Education: University of Budapest (ELTE) Sociology

Employment:
1998-2002: Hungarian Television (MTV) Editor/Director, “Háló”(The Net) documentary program
1999-2002: Hungarian Television (MTV) Editor/Director, Tolerance Award winning documentary: “Théma”(Theme)
2003: Director, “Le Bus 38”(No. 38 Bus in Paris) documentary 50’
2003-2004: Duna Television, Director, “Szertelenül”(Inordinate) television program
2003: Duna Television, Director, “Sulifelejtő”(The Truant), young adult documentary 50’
2003-2010: Hungarian Television (MTV) Director, “Fogadóóra”(Parent-Teacher Conference), educational series
2004: Director, “The Dohány Street Synagogue in Budapest” documentary 50’
2005: TV5 French Channel: “Toutes Les Télés Du Monde: La Hongrie,” Director, Hungarian version
2005-2006: Director, “Kultúrház”(Culture House) television program
2005- 2007: Hungarian Television (MTV), Director, Two-time winner of the Kamera Hungária Award: “Dob+Basszus”(Drum+Bass)
2008: Hungarian Television (MTV), Director, “Lévai Kislexikon”(Little Lévai Lexicon) television program
2008-2009: Hungarian Television (MTV), Director, “Hétmérföld”(Seven Miles), program about Hungarians living abroad
2009-2010: Tvpaprika, Editor/Director, “Bocsánat lenni francia”(Sorry for Being French), “Christophe és vendégei”(Cristophe and his Guests), “Cristophe in Provence”(Cristoph in Provence) television series
2011: M2 Television, Editor-in-Chief, “Arcok a Médiában”(Faces in the Media”), an equal opportunity documentary
2012: Director, “Munkácsy Életút I-II”(Munkácsy’s Life Journey I-II), documentary about the life of painter Mihály Munkácsy
2013: Budapestvideo.hu, Editor-in-Chief, Newsportal for the City of Budapest website
2016: Bocskai Rádio, Editor/Director, “Történelem Dióhéjban: Bocskai Rádio”(History in a Nutshell: Bocskai Radio.” The Program won 1st Place in the 2016 Rádiós Korrektúra Competition in the Magazine Program category
2016: Director, “A forradalom lánya”(Daughter of the Revolution) documentary

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Director Statement

The true legacy of the 1956 Hungarian Revolution is carving "humanity" out of man's inhumanity.