The Érpatak Model

Érpatak is a Hungarian village of 1,750 souls, whose mayor, a genuine provincial Ubu, introduced an “anti-liberal” social model focused on the “worship of order” in 2008. Benny Brunner directs a Persian Letter sent from Orban’s Hungary, coldly analyzing the apparatus of brutal populism, the potential future of European political aboulia.

Director's Biography
BENNY BRUNNER has written, directed, and produced documentary films since the late 1980s. He makes political films that side with the dispossessed, unrepresented, and the “other”. Brunner’s films have been broadcast and screened internationally. People consider a number of his films to be subversive; Brunner sees it as a compliment. // Films (selection): The Seventh Mill ion (1995, doc), Al-Nakba (1997, doc), Blood Money (2001, doc), Kosher Friendly (2001, doc), It Is No Dream (2002, doc), The Érpatak Model (2014, doc)
Architektur und Gesellschaft | Architecture and Society 2016
Benny Brunner
Netherlands 2014
76 minutes
OV with English subtitles
Cinematography Benny Brunner
Editing Noemi Mehrli
Sound/Sounddesign Harold Jalving
Producer(s) Benny Brunner (2911 Foundation, NL)
2911 Foundation Weteringschans 40/1 1017SH Amsterdam The Netherlands
Mitarbeit / In collaboration
with Keno Verseck

Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Visions du Réel 2015

Premierenstatus / Premiere Status
Austrian Premiere