Centrul Astra Film



Astra Film Festival

At The Feet Of Castle Régéc

| Hungary | 2001 | 52'

This student film is an attempt to document the villagers' mental images and beliefs regarding an 18th century castle near the small village of Regéc in Northern Hungary. In the summer of 1999, a team of seven students from the Cultural and Visual Anthropology Department of Miskolc University embarked on a complex four year culture research project to excavate the castle. During that excavation, the usually insular, slightly suspicious locals started telling the stories of their grandparents and great-grandparents. This film records in moving pictures the sayings connected to their castle and the fairytale-like stories that occupy such an important place in the cultural memory of the people of Regéc.