Luk
Judit Oláh
Hungary
2020
84
min

Return to Epipo

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25 years after spending their holidays at a summer camp in 1980s socialist Hungary, the campers confont the demons of the past.

During the last days of socialism in the late 1980s, many Hungarian boys and girls dreamt of spending their summer holidays at one of the country's popular summer camps. The ultimate destination was the Epipo camp. An imaginary dreamland, and a world of magic and role-playing, where people even had their own language. The charismatic leader had a charming influence on the young campers, but there was a shadow of humiliation and hidden abuse underneath the innocent games and rituals. The director Judit Oláh was herself at Epipo for several years. Today, she is an adult woman, and now her own daughter wants to go to summer camp. This brings back memories for Judit, and in order to get to the bottom of the traumas of the past, she gathers her old friends from that time to reconstruct the camp. After 25 years of silence, they are united in an attempt to understand how the dark and mysterious world of Epipo still lingers on inside them like a shadow. The journey back to Epipo has begun.

Title
Return to Epipo
Director(s)
Judit Oláh
Countries
Hungary
Run time, min
84
Premiere status
World Premiere
Producer
Sára László
Year
2020
Sprog
Sales Contact
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