Just The Wind is another title in the race for the Golden Bear at the 62nd Berlinale.
The movie, inspired by real events, comes from Hungarian director Bence Fliegauf and is described as a powerful social statement set against a backdrop of racism and centered on a gypsy family from the Great Plains stalked by killers.
Just The Wind centers on Mari who lives with her invalid father and two children in a shack in the woods outside the city.
Their living conditions are modest, like their other Romani neighbors. For centuries, their „kind“ has been commonly referred to as gypsies.
Recently, more than ever, they must exist stealthily: five entire families in the area have already been murdered, gunned down in their own homes.
The Romani community struggles to continue their simple daily routine amid the anxiety of the suspected racially-motivated crimes. Mari juggles her two jobs. Teenager Anna tries to concentrate on her schoolwork and sketches.
But young Rio is preoccupied with other things. He is getting ready…
The movie stars Lajos Sárkány, Katalin Toldi, Gyöngyi Lendvai and György Toldi.