In this visually stunning examination of human cruelty and redemption, Hungarian writer/director Árpád Bogdán weaves together the stories of three people swept up in the wake of a horrific act of violence, based on the real-life massacres of Roma villagers in Hungary 10 years ago.
Risci is a young Roma boy who has survived the decimation of his home and family; whether he will survive his survival remains to be seen. Virág is a teenager with a troubled home life that’s further complicated by the fact that she’s pregnant—and that the father, Misi, is suspected of being involved in the attacks on Risci’s community. And Hanna is the lawyer compelled to undertake Misi’s defense. It’s fate that has brought them all to this juncture; it’s faith that may or may not see them through. Either way, as Bogdán has said in an interview, “This tragedy is not only theirs; it is also yours…it’s ours. We need to find a moral firewall that can be rebuilt after it has collapsed. Genesis is about this attempt.”
SUBTITLED (Foreign language with on-screen subtitles)
Producer: Gabor Ferenczy, Andrea Taschler | Editor: Péter Politzer | Cinematographer: Tamás Dobos | Screenwriter: Árpád Bogdán
Cast: Anna Marie Cseh, Milán Csordás, Eniko Anna Illesi, Lídia Danis, Levente Molnár