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by Krisztina Deák


Adapted by the director from Aglaja Veteranyi’s novel "Why the Child is Cooking in the Polenta", the film centres on a very young girl who grows up in a family of circus artists from eastern Europe. Their life of interdependence is a constraint and curse, as well as a source of joy, until the day the small community is torn apart.

international title: Aglaya
original title: Aglaja
country: Hungary, Romania, Poland
year: 2012
genre: fiction
directed by: Krisztina Deák
film run: 116'
release date: HU 11/10/2012
screenplay: Krisztina Deák
cast: Eszter Ónodi, Babett Jávor, Piroska Móga, Zsolt Bogdán, Janka Dobi, Tamás Keresztes, Rákhel Solténszky
cinematography by: Tibor Máthé
film editing: Bernadett Tuza-Ritter
art director: Csaba Stork
costumes designer: Györgyi Szakács
producer: András Muhi
production: Inforg-M&M Film, Koncept Media Radek Stys, Hai-Hui Entertainment
backing: Eurimages, Hungarian Motion Picture Public Foundation, Foundation of Hungarian Historic Film, National Cultural Foundation/Hungary, Polish Film Institute, Romanian Film Centre (CNC)
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