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Granny Project

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How does memory work? How can experiences be handed down from generation to generation? How does the act of narration change the experience? Three young men and their grannies go on a quest for their historic and personal legacy. There’s the British spy with a bone-dry sense of humour, the Hungarian communist who survived the Holocaust and the German dancer whose look back turns out to be the most difficult.
Unlike many recent documentaries which focused on conversation and raised their protagonists on a pedestal of awe, the “Granny Project” takes a different approach: playful, not afraid of confrontations, sometimes silly and seconds later honest and emotional. An unconventional attempt of the grandchildren’s generation to ask, on a different level, questions that drove their parents to the streets in the 1960s. This film neither aims to be antagonistic nor accusatory. Instead it’s perhaps naive but no less necessary attempt to understand the other. When the three grannies sit around a table with their grandsons and various interpreters we realise that two things at least are necessary to really bring the past and present in contact: an honest interest in one’s opposite party and a good translation. (Dok Leipzig brochure 2017)
Official Selection Dok Leipzig 2017 - World premiere


Type of film
Running Time
91 mins
4K, 2K, super 8, super 16,
Bálint Révész 1st Feature
Bálint Révész, László Kántor
Ruben Woodin-Dechamps, Meredith Colchester, Mariann Kiss,
Károly Szalay
Meredith Colchester, Ruben Woodin-Dechamps, Bálint Révész
Director of Photography
Ruben Woodin-Dechamps
Gábor Erdélyi Jr.
Albert Márkos
Principal Cast
Rosanne Colchester, Gudrun Dechamps, Lívia Révész, Meredith Colchester, Ruben Woodin-Dechamps, Bálint Révész
Associate Producer
Orban Wallace, Patricia D'Intino, Ágnes Horváth Szabó
Film Image
@ Gallivant Film Ltd.

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Last updated 23rd March 2018

Production Company

UK, Hungary coproduction

Gallivant Film (UK), Új Budapest Filmstudió (HU)

Gallivant Film
Universal House
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