The Pastor of Mandák House

Marta Bolba is the Lutheran pastor at the Mandák House of Budapest’s 8th district which is a more and more marginalised suburb in a more and more intolerant illiberal democracy.
Márta is both a civil activist and a lutheran pastor, a follower of Martin Luther King’s teachings and the civil rights movement.
In her congregation, she tries to unite the faithful of the district’s affluent population with their poor neighbors. Her church is the isle of peace in her district even as she advocates tirelessly with institutions and offices for the poor and disadvantaged. A space that embraces and links up people who dare to step up and step out of their comfort zone can restore hope.
Márta’s aim is to encourage similar organizations through her brave example, to pass on the belief in the Freedom of religion and in succeeding together with a joint effort.

  • Mária Takács
    Director
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  • Mária Takács
    Writer
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  • Magdolna Timár
    Producer
  • Márta Bolba
    Key Cast
    "main protagonist, lutheran pastor"
  • nolla
    Key Cast
    "protagonist"
  • Márta Kovács
    Key Cast
    "teologist, inhabitant"
  • Viktor Lénárt
    Key Cast
    "pastor"
  • Árpád Földessy
    Key Cast
    "presbiter"
  • Attila Aranyi
    Key Cast
    "presbiter, inhabitant"
  • Péter Román
    Key Cast
    "Márta Bolba's husband"
  • Katalin Sztojka
    Key Cast
    "guest"
  • Project Title (Original Language):
    A Mandák Ház lelkésze
  • Project Type:
    Documentary
  • Runtime:
    1 hour 10 minutes
  • Completion Date:
    February 28, 2019
  • Production Budget:
    25,000 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
Director Biography - Mária Takács

Mária Takács graduated from the University of Theatre and Film Arts Budapest. Her mission is to support work for human rights with the languague of film. She is a freelancer documentary filmmaker and videojournalist. Earlier she has worked for Hungarian Television and for the online press as well.

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