Section: Youth Film U18 Competition



Szilárd Bernath
HR, 2022, 108 Min

A shepherd-rapper drama that comes complete with a socio-political side swipe. Adam has a stammer and is therefore a sorrowful outsider. One day however he finds that his stuttering stops when he starts rapping in anger. With his scream-rapped and brutally honest lyrics, he becomes a YouTube sensation. Will his music offer him the chance to leave the bleak village existence behind?

Shy yet handsome Adam has a stutter and is abused by his father. He processes these experiences and his childhood, which was overshadowed by his father's alcohol addiction and violent outbursts, in his rap lyrics. While Adam drives the flock of sheep down country lanes or takes care of the animals in the barn, he roars out his anger and, together with a group of Roma, makes a name for himself in the hip-hop world. There he becomes a YouTube sensation as the "rapper with the mask" behind which he conceals his identity. In a work almost daring in its jagged editing style and featuring documentary-like camera work, director Szilárd Bernath paints a thought-provoking picture of a young man who succeeds in escaping his everyday existence with his creativity rather than numbing his despair with drugs and alcohol. Then Adam gets an invitation to the biggest talent show in the country. Will he take the chance of a lifetime?

Text: Kira Taszman
English: Peter Rickerby

Kammerbühne: original version with English subtitles + German simultaneous translation

Szilárd Bernáth
Dávid Hartung
Gábor Császár
Tamás Szabó
Kata Kővári
Andor Sperling
Adam/Larry – Benett Vilmányi, Zoltán – Szabolcs Thuróczy, Noémi – Anna Szandtner, CsalaDo - Onofer László ’CsalaDo’
András Muhi, Gábor Ferenczy
Focusfox Kft
Szilárd Bernath

Szilárd Bernath - Born 1986, Budapest. Szilárd Bernáth graduated at Eötvös Loránd University in 2010 (Film Studies). In 2017 his short film, "Pay Day" had the international premiere in Clermont-Ferrand Film Festival, and it also won the Hungarian Film Critics' Award in 2017. In 2020, his following short film, "Earworm" had the international premiere in Cottbus International Film Festival and was awarded in Lagów International Film Festival. Now he has finished his first feature, "Larry" with the support of the National Film Fund - Hungary.

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