Cain’s Children

In 1984, Pali, Jószef and Zsolt, three boys convicted of homicide, were filmed in communist Hungary’s most barbaric youth detention center. Thirty years later, filmmaker Marcell Gerő decided to find out what had become of the plans they had made back then. In probing conversations with Pali, Gabesz and Zsolt – filmed in close-up – the director assesses the pitiful sum total of their failed lives, while also making a connection between where they grew up and where they ended up. The unobtrusive visual symbolism and sparingly used music add a poetic layer to the whole.
  • Original title: Káin gyermekei
  • Director: Marcell Gerő
  • Year of Release: 2014
  • Prizes: "11th Verzio International Human Rights Documentary Film Festival, Budapest, Hungary, 2014 - ""Best Human Rights Documentary Special Award"" awarded by the Student Jury 11th Golden Eye Festival, Budapest, Hungary, 2014 – “Best Documentary Cinematographer” Award “Best Documentary in 2014” Prize, awarded by the the Hungarian Film Critics’ Association, Budapest, Hungary, 2015 11th Zagreb Dox International Documentary Film Festival, Zagreb, Croatia, 2015 – ""Big Stamp"" Award for Best Film in Regional Competition 25th Mediavawe - International Film Festival, Komárom, Hungary, 2015 - Best feature length documentary 14th DOXA Documentary Film Festival, Vancouver, Canada, 2015 - Honorable mention of the jury 5th Golden Eye International Festival of Movie and TV Cameramen, Tbilisi, Georgia, 2015 - Best TV Cameramen Work Award 10th DocsDF International Documentary Film Festival, Mexico City, Mexico, 2015 - Best ""Docuthriller"" Award"
  • Length: 99 min
  • Screening times: Oct 15 8.45 pm Babylon; Oct 19 5.45 pm Babylon
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