Easy Lessons (Könnyű leckék)

(2018, documentary, 78 minutes)

Kafia is 17 years old. Two years ago, she fled to Europe, Hungary on her own, escaping from a child marriage in Somalia. She has been living in a state children’s home in Budapest ever since. She learns the language, goes to high school, prepares for the Hungarian graduation exam and starts a modelling career. On the surface, everything seems fine. However, behind that beautiful and confident appearance lies a heavy heart. Her repetitive daily routine revolves around constant dilemmas and self-doubt about leaving behind her Muslim culture and everything else she grew up with. As she lets the camera get closer to her the film slowly becomes an intimate confession.

What does it mean, on the brink of adulthood, to break with your past and fully give yourself up to a new self in order to live in Europe?


Festival & sales: Aleksandar Govedarica aleksandar@syndicado.com

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Production company


Zagreb ZagrebDox - 2019

Youth Jury's Special Mention

Hungarian Film Awards - 2019

Best Editor Péter Sass


Sarajevo Film Festival - 2018

(in competition)

Locarno International Film Festival - 2018

Critics' Week

(in competition)

Sibiu ASTRA Film Fest - 2018

(in competition)

Mexico City DOCSDF - 2018

Thessaloniki Documentary Festival - 2019

(in competition)

Toronto Hot Docs - 2019

Cluj-Napoca Transilvania - 2019

Den Haag Eastern Neighbours Film Festival - 2019

MEDIAWAVE International Film & Music Festival - 2019

(in competition)

Tbilisi CinéDOC - 2019

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