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Mom and Other Loonies in the Family

(Anyám és más futóbolondok a családból)
Hungary/Germany/Bulgaria 2015. Dir: Ibolya Fekete. 108 min. DCP

VANCOUVER PREMIERE | Hungary’s Ibolya Fekete — director of the festival prizewinners Bolshe Vita (1996) and Chico (2001), and a guest of The Cinematheque way back in 2003 — returns to feature-filmmaking after a long absence with a personal work tracing a chaotic century of Hungarian history. “Mom and Other Loonies … is the story of an odd family during the 20th century: four generations of ‘crazies’ led by the character of Mom, who lived 94 years and moved 27 times in her life. Moving was her only way of confronting troubles, dangers, and conflicts. In reality, it was History that chased her throughout the country and a terrible century. At the incredible age of 94, Mum tells the story of these events to her daughter — nearly 100 years of often mischievous and heart-warming but also sometimes painful episodes” (Cineuropa). In Hungarian with English subtitles.