Scene from the film Pulse
Scene from the film Pulse
Scene from the film Pulse
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  • Hungary
  • Belgium
  • Portugal
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One of Europe’s largest deer farms lies in Hungary and houses 1,500 strong red deer. The animals are essentially still wild. The first deer were caught in the forest only 25 years ago, and the handling of them becomes a physical conflict between man and animal. The deer farm is in itself a rich microcosm containing multifaceted contradictions. Pulse looks at human-animal relations and the imperialist way we deal with nature. This creative documentary plays on the line between reality and dreamy, sensorial experience while interweaving present day footage with archive photographs from the beginning of deer Hungarian farming in the 1980s.


  • Original title
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    Robin Petré
  • DOP
    Robin Petré
  • Editing
    Robin Petré
  • Music
    András Emszt
  • Sound
    Rudolf Várhegyi
  • Duration
    25 min (16-30 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Hungary
    • Belgium
    • Portugal
  • Colour
    • Colour
  • Production
  • Festivals
    • Visions du Réel International Film Festival, Switzerland, 2016
    • Sheffield Doc|Fest, United Kingdom, 2016
    • Budapest International Documentary Festival, Hungary, 2016
    • MEDIMED Film Market, Spain, 2016
    • Minsk Int. Film Festival, Belarus, 2016
    • Author’s Int. Film Festival Guadalajara, Mexico, 2016
    • DOK Leipzig, Germany, 2016
    • Doclisboa, Lisbon, Portugal, 2016
    • ECOFEST, Bucharest, Romania, 2016
    • Festival International Signes de Nuit, Paris, France, 2016
    • FICMEC, Canary Islands, 2017
  • Awards
    • Silver Dove for an Outstanding Artistic Contribution, DOK Leipzig, Germany, 2016
    • Green Years Award, Doclisboa, Lisbon, Portugal, 2016
    • Silver Eye Award, Industry section, Jihlava Int. Documentary Film Festival, Czech Republic, 2016
    • Best Short Film, ECOFEST, Bucharest, Romania, 2016
    • Special Mention for the Signs Award, Festival International Signes de Nuit, Paris, France, 2016
    • Best Short Documentary, FICMEC, Canary Islands, 2017 is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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