The Euphoria of Being

Directed By: RÉKA SZABÓ (First Feature Film) / 83 Minutes
Hungary / 2019 / Hungarian (English Subtitles)
Documentary / Biography
Territory Rights: WORLD-WIDE
Exhibition Format: DCP, Prores/QT

Original Title: A létezés eufóriája


Éva Fahidi was 20 years old when she returned to Hungary from Auschwitz Birkenau. She was all alone, 49 members of her family were murdered, including her mother, her father and her little sister.

70 years later, aged 90, Éva is asked to participate in a dance-theatre performance about her life.

Director Réka Szabo imagines a duet between Éva and the internationally acclaimed dancer, Emese, juxtaposing these two women on stage, young and old, to see how their bodies and their stories can intertwine.

Éva agrees immediately.

Three women— three months—a story of crossing boundaries. Whilst key moments of Éva’s life are distilled into theater scenes, a powerful relationship forms between the three women.