The Bus – The Yellow Bus (A Busz – A Sárgabusz)

Bavarian Premiere

Screenings: Saturday, March 25, 2006, 20:00 and Sunday, March 26, 2006, 15:00 (BITTER)


Country of Origin: Hungary
Year of Production: 2003
Duration: 9’20“
Category: Animation / Documentary

Director: Pálfi Szabolcs
Screenplay: Pálfi Szabolcs
Cinematographer: Pálfi Szabolcs
Editor: Pálfi Szabolcs
Music: Melis László
Cast: Panyok Village, Horvath Lajos, Pálfi Szabolcs

Synopsis: This film is a documentary film. In Hungary, 1999/2000 one bus is disappeared, then it change a phantombus. Nobody drives it, nobody voyages. And the village peoples talk much, for example from Ferenc Rákóczi II., a hero of the Hungarian history… The voices and sounds of film are real voices and sounds, the director recorded in 1999-2001 with DAT and MD. This film talk about the life of the Hungarian village, where the young village people move to the city and the older people stay in the village and… The bus doesn’t transport the village people, because they voyage nowhere. The yellowbus (in Hungary the bus on country are yellow) are empty in North Hungary and in Pányok too.

Festivals & Awards: Anifest – Animation Student Film Festival 2003 (First Prize), SLEEPWALKERS STUDENT FILM FESTIVAL 2003, Trickfilm Festival Stuttgart 2004, Mediawave Film Festival Gyor 2004 (Jameson Award), SNIFF Short Film Festival Novo Mesto Slovenija 2004, Hiroshima Stars of Students Special Program 2004, PISAF World Amazing Special Program 2004, DARKLIGHT Digital FilmFestival 2004, Fiatal Filmesek Fesztivalja 2004 (Special Prize), ALTER-NATIVE 2004 (Special Prize of Hungarian Filmlabs)