Order for Guest
Your shopping cart is empty.
The Euphoria of Being Image

The Euphoria of Being

A létezés eufóriája

Impact | Insights

Réka Szabó’s film is the record of a triumph shared by three women - the director included. Holocaust survivor Éva Fahidi is the author The Soul of Things, a memoir of that great historical outrage, as well as a trained dancer. After reading the book, Szabó, a dancer and choreographer herself, has the idea of basing a performance on it. The third element in what becomes Sea Lavender is the young Emese Cuhorka; it is she who performs onstage with Fahidi under Szabó’s direction.

The Euphoria of Being documents Szabó’s production of her piece, and also includes interviews with Fahidi; the result is a multifaceted and very moving work of art. Fahidi is a superb subject, not only for interviews but for the camera; she has the grace and dignity of a person marked by history but not defeated by it. In her words, her movements, and her simple being, one gets a distillation of the human spirit at its strongest.

Media Partners
Community Partners

North American premiere
Director Réka Szabó
Country of Origin: Hungary
Year: 2019
Running Time: 83 mins
Format: DCP
Language:In Hungarian
Related Links: Trailer
Featuring: Éva Fahidi, Emese Cuhorka, Réka Szabó
Executive Producer: Flóra Kovács, Jonathan Halperyn
Producer: Sára László, Marcell Gerő, Réka Szabó
Screenwriter: Réka Szabó
Cinematographer: Claudia Kovács
Editor: Sylvie Gadmer, Péter Sass
Production Company: Campfilm, The Symptoms
Print Source: Campfilm, The Symptoms


Promotional Code

  • If you have a promotion, please enter the Access Code here: