Archive Cinema City 2014.

Sunday Lunch

Vasárnapi ebéd

Genre: Documentary
Country: Hungary
Year: 2013
Duration: 21 min

Director: Dorottya Zurbó
Scenario: Dorottya Zurbó

Cast: Ilona Papp, Norbert Szemes

Programme selection: Up to 10.000 Bucks

Budget: 4000

Domestic premiere


Norbi is 15 years old. He was separated from his mother 4 years ago when he got into children’s home in Budapest, Hungary. His biggest dream is to live together with her again as they did before. The connection between them is so strong that Norbi tries to spend as much time with her as he can in a homeless shelter where she lives. The film through micro situations gives us an inside view of their intimate relationship and hopeless effort to change their life. The conversations they share during their simple moments together reflect the dramatic intensity of their everyday life.

My engagement with filmmaking began during my university studies on the practical training program four years ago. Beside my university studies I was also taking part in several filmmaking workshops where I realized documentary filmmaking is what I’m most interested in. My real first documentary ‘So Who is My Life?’ was about socially impaired children trying to keep together a family of seven siblings without parental help in a children’s home. While shooting with them, I became involved in their lives. This encouraged me to make further documentaries in the future as the best way to learn more about life, the world and especially about myself. Since then the film was shown in Hungarian public television and has received several festival awards which strengthened me to make other works focusing on social issues.

Filmography: Behind the Mirror (short doc. 2013), Budapest: Streets and Squares (short, 2013), Over the River (short doc. 2013), Girls from Dédes (short doc. 2012), Which One of the Nine? (short doc. 2012), Why Only the Elders Can Get the Key? (animation doc. 2012), So Who Is My Life? (short doc. 2010)