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Documentary: Drifter

Germany / Hungary 2014
72 Min / DCP, color

Director: Gábor Hörcher (Hungary)
Producer: Marieke Bittner (Germany)
Co-Producer: Marcell Iványi (Hungary)

Grant: 69,500 Euro
Title: Roma Rally
Genre: Documentary

The young rebel, Ricsi, lives his life on the edge. 'Trouble' is his middle name. He is unruly, restlessly scaring up problem after problem. Driving cars without a license, theft and escaping from the cops are all just part of his daily routine, much for his parents' despair.

Jury statement:
But dreaming of a future that is not easy to reach is something that applies especially for a young generation. Even though their background, their perspectives and their sight might not make it seem very likely, the main protagonists of the winning film are destined to make things work because they have nothing else left to hope for. In an adventurous and humorous way, the director wants to tell us a universal story of people who want to win - and they need to win as fast as possible.

Video - prize-giving: