My Home, My Home

An extraordinary pilgrimage during the Covid epidemic. Despite the travel restrictions, Renata (aged 27) got on the road towards Csíksomlyó, a 500 year-old Hungarian pilgrimage destination. Her aim is to think through matters of life, common issues of her generation. Will she be able to secede from family roots once and for all by seeking happiness in the city at the other country? Will she be able to live out her faith in the modern world? Will she need constant explanation for her minority status? At the end of the touching and lovely pilgrimage she may get the answers for her questions...

  • Anikó Mária Nagy
    Director
    VERZIÓ. international human rights documentary film festival, Ars Sacra Film Festival, Cinefest International Film Festival
  • Attila Szabó
    Director
  • György Lukácsy
    Writer
  • Gergely Hajnal
    Producer
  • Károly Bálint
    Cinematographer
  • Hunor Ferenc
    Cinematographer
  • István Kürti
    Cinematographer
  • Renáta Sebestyén
    Key Cast
  • Botond Sepsi
    Music
  • Attila Csabai
    Editor
    HSE
  • Domonkos Seidl
    Sound
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    55 minutes 22 seconds
  • Completion Date:
    May 10, 2021
  • Production Budget:
    30,000 EUR
  • Country of Origin:
    Hungary
  • Country of Filming:
    Hungary, Romania
  • Language:
    English, Hungarian
  • Shooting Format:
    Digital
  • Aspect Ratio:
    16:9
  • Film Color:
    Color
  • First-time Filmmaker:
    No
  • Student Project:
    No
  • Great Lakes Christian Film Festival 2021.
    New York
    United States
    Official Selections
  • V. Kós Károly Television and Radio Festival, 2021.
    Palić
    Serbia
    November 1, 2021
    First Prize
  • WRPN Women's International Film Festival 2021.

    United States
    Exceptional Merit
  • 9th Noida International Film Festival-22
    Noida
    India
    January 21, 2022
    Best Documentary - Jury
  • Arizona Faith & Family Film Festival 2022.

    United States
    Official Selections
  • Docs Without Borders Film Festival 2022.

    United States
    Official Selections
  • 10th International Christian Film & Music Festival 2022.
    Orlando
    United States
    Official Selections
  • Hungarian Motion Picture Festival
    Veszpér
    Hungary
    June 11, 2022
    Official Selection
  • FAITH & FAMILY CHICAGO FILM FESTIVAL
    Chicago
    United States
    Official Selection
  • International Christian Film & Music Festival
    Orlando
    United States
    Official Selection
  • Depth of Field International Film Festival
    Nassau
    United States
    Official Selection
  • Docs Without Borders Film Festival
    Nassau
    United States
    Official Selection
Director Biography - Anikó Mária Nagy, Attila Szabó

Anikó Mária Nagy: She graduated from the Academy of Drama and Film in Budapest in 2004 as a broadcast director. Between 2006 and 2007 she completed the Fade In School of Screenwriting. She started her professional career at Duna Television, where she worked as a director assistant, then, from 2004 to 2014 she became a director. Meanwhile, between 2005 and 2007 she was the art director of Film.dok Hungarian-Romanian documentary festival. Thanks to her films, she won several awards: the special pize at Busho International Shortfilm Festival and the best screenplay-director award in short film of the 40th Hungarian Film Festival.
Attila Szabó: He was born in Marosvásárhely in 1976. He graduated at Áron TamásiSecondary Grammar School with IT specification in 1996. In 1998 hegot a degree in Endre Ady College of Journalism in Nagyvárad.Afterwards he attended Péter Pázmány Catholic University from 1999to 2003, where he studied Communication and Hungarian in theFaculty of Humanities.
He got married in 2003 and his first child was born a year later, so hedecided to move back home. Between 2004 and 2005 he worked as aneditor and reporter for INTERFILM Productions in Székelyudvarhelyproviding materials for Hungarian TV and Duna TV besides producingreports and news for national commercial channels. In 2005 heestablished his own production company, Aves Media. They workedfor the Hungarian state television and commercial televisions alike,along with producing promotional videos, educational films anddocumentaries. He has been the regional representative for MTVA.
His films have been awarded on several national and internationalfilm festivals.

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Director Statement

Anikó:
The film My Home, My home got created among unusual circumstances due to the convulsive epidemic, but that is not the only reason why I consider it as something significant. I met my younger self in Renata, whose every thought and question sounded familiar. I could go along the road with her again, the road that might never end. No matter how long I have been living in Hungary and how much I love it here, it still feels as if returning home when I go back to Csíkszereda in Szeklerland. It is an exceptional occasion in the life of a director to make a film on a subject that they are deeply connected to. And now I had it.
Attila:
The COVID pandemic rearranged all our lives, as we had our socialgatherings differently, we changed the way we kept in touch with ourrelations and held our celebrations. There has been no exception forhaving the Pentecostal pilgrimage to Csíksomlyó since the change ofpolitical regime, but now, in the very year of national unity, the nationdid not gather in the Saddle. That is why it was an unbelievable opportunity and experience for us to actually walk along the exact paththat the pilgrims could only follow in their souls. We could go along withRenáta Sebestyén and the cross of Gyimes on the path from Gyimesbükkto Csíksomlyó, while gaining an insight into the thoughts of a smallercommunity and of a wonderful girl about faith, tradition, nation and theworld. Not only our protagonist is of double roots, but the film too, as itwas shot partly in Budapest and partly in Szeklerland. It was a profound experience for me to share thoughts with colleagues in Budapest and tosee that the scenes shot in Budapest and in Szeklerland click well. Themessage of the film could be worded like this (referring to KelemenMikes): Renáta loves Budapest so much that she could never forget Szeklerland.