In the small town of Deva, Kató, a teen girl living in an orphanage, gets electrocuted while drying her hair. This apparently banal event will turn things upside down. The orphanage is invaded by electricians, and a new volunteer, Bogi, is hired to help restore the order. Kató will become infatuated by her to the point of reconsidering the way she views her world. "In 2005 I met a 3-year-old albino girl in a children’s home in Deva. We became friends, and she inspired the story. Deva is a film about the transition between childhood and adulthood and the ambiguity of this age.“ (Petra Szöcs)
Petra Szöcs was born in Cluj, Romania, in 1981. She lives and works as poet, screenwriter and director in Budapest. Her short films have been shown at international festivals, and she has won several awards for her poetry. "Deva" is her feature film debut.
Film Selection: Deva (2018) - Csoszogj úgy (Limp Like That, 2016, short) - A kivégzés (The Execution, 2014, short) - Aki bújt (Hide-and-Seek, 2009, short)
European Panorama Fiction
Weltpremiere / World Premiere
Venice International Film Festival 2018
Premierenstatus / Premiere Status