Aglaya (2012)

  • Genre: Drama
  • Release Date: 2012-10-11
  • User Rating: 6.2/10 from 6 ratings
  • Runtime: 1h 50min
  • Language: English
  • Production Company: Opus Film
  • Production Country: Poland, Hungary, Romania
  • Director: Krisztina Deák
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This film is about the relationship of a mother and her daughter, the split-up of their family, the blessing and curse of belonging together and about coming of age - all this from the perspective of the young girl Aglaja. The story is based on real-life events, an Eastern European circus artist family that fled to the West. If they want to stay in the circus business they have to make up an exotic act. The mother spends all their money to buy a very dangerous act: hanging by her hair high up in the dome of the circus while juggling with burning torches. Every night Aglaja is terrified by the fear of losing her mother. But, on some day, she has to follow the family tradition and become the "Woman with the Hair of Steel".

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  • Eszter Ónodi

    as Sabine
  • Babett Jávor

    as Aglaja - at 5
  • Piroska Móga

    as Aglaja - at 15
  • Zsolt Bogdán

    as Tandarica
  • Iván Kamarás

    as Milo
  • Piroska Molnár

    as Frau Hitz
  • Kati Lázár

    as Frau Lili
  • Cecília Esztergályos

    as Frau Pepita
  • Adél Jordán

    as Mary
  • András Bálint

    as Roncalli
  • Tamás Keresztes

    as Petru bácsi
Writing Krisztina Deák Screenplay
Writing Aglaja Veteranyi Novel
Directing Krisztina Deák Director
Sound Zbigniew Preisner Music
Camera Tibor Máthé Director of Photography
Production Ewa Puszczyńska Producer