Gentle (CinEast Festival)
Szelíd Hongrie-Allemagne 2022 | vostang | 92’ | c | De : Anna Eszter Némes & László Csuja | Avec : Eszter Csonka, György Turós, Csaba Krisztik
► Compétition "World Cinema", Sundance Film Festival 2022
Edina, a female bodybuilder is ready to sacrifice everything for the dream she shares with her life partner and trainer Adam: to win the Miss Olympia. The odd love she finds on her way makes her see the difference between her dreams and her true self.
« Subtly, moodily, Gentle works its way under your skin so imperceptibly that you might not even notice you care. » (Variety)
« An intensely physical fiction film telling the painful and moving tale of a bodybuilding champion and her coach. A nigh-on documentarian exploration (awash with painstaking photography from Zágon Nagy and framed with highly expressive minimalist potency) which peers behind-the-scenes of an ultra-coded universe, Gentle uses this decidedly harsh context to chisel a beautiful portrait of a woman (an exceptional role for Eszter Csonka). » (Cineuropa)