Éva Fahidi was 20 years old when she returned all alone home to Hungary from Auschwitz Birkenau. 49 members of her family were murdered, including her mother, her father and her little sister.
Now, aged 90, Éva is asked to participate in a dance-theatre performance about her life.
This would be the first time for her to perform on a stage. Réka, the director imagines a duet between Éva and the young, internationally acclaimed dancer, Emese. Réka wants to see these two women, young and old, interact on stage, to see how their bodies and their stories can intertwine.
Éva agrees immediately.
Three women – three months – a story of crossing boundaries. Whilst key moments of Éva’s life are distilled into theater scenes, a truly wonderful and powerful relationship forms between the three women.
The Euphoria of Being
documentary, 82 minutes, 2019
director, author: Réka Szabó
producer: Sára László, Marcell Gerő (Campfilm), Réka Szabó (The Symptoms)
main cast: Éva Fahidi, Emese Cuhorka, Réka Szabó
director of photography: Claudia Kovács
2nd DoP: Zoltán Lovasi
editor: Sylvie Gadmer, Péter Sass
In making the film, Campfilm was our productional partner.
The project is supported by the Media Council, Hungary and by The March of the Living Foundation.
The project participated at:
Docu Talents from the East, 2017, Karlovy Vary, Czech Republic
Baltic Sea Forum, 2017, Riga, Latvia
MEDIMED 2017, Barcelona, Spain