Snail Fortress

Snail Fortress

Snail Fortress

2005 / Hungary / 60min

Although getting forty, Terézke lives without a husband or child in a small village in Transylvania, famous for its snail fortress. Her parents, who she still lives with, treat her and Dezsoke - a divorced, lonely man whose love for Terézke is unreciprocated - as grownup children. This peculiar and grotesquely sad inner documentary is about childlike people growing old, about their world gradually shrinking around them and their small, fragile lives in a poor and harsh rural environment.


  • Original title
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Zsigmond Dezső
  • Dir. of Photo.
    Arthur Bíliny
  • Editing
    Lili Fodor
  • Music
    Balász Balog
  • Sound
    Miklós Szederkényi
  • Duration
    60 min
  • Year
  • Country
    • Hungary
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Audio Tracks
  • Subtitles
  • Production
    Danube Region Foundation
    Mészáros u. 48-54.
    H-1125 Budapest
    tel: + 36 1 355-83-27
  • Distribution
  • Festivals
  • Awards


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