Porcelain Dolls

The Porcelain Doll

In 1996 Ervin Lázár published a magical novella collection, Csillagmajor (star Farm). These novellas are connected by their location. all too real far, where loveable, naïve, and cunning farmers live. However, all the stories on this farm, at one point or another, often at the beginning of the novella, take off from the ground with a miraculous and unexpected turn. Then, without any particular guidance become a fairy tale. A fairy tale out of the ordinary. These stories of Rácpácegres immerse into the traumatic and dreadful history of the 20th century. One way or another, the farmer, living by their own laws, find themselves up against the laws of the surrounding (outside) world and from these conflicts, uplifting and tear shedding magical stories are born. From these stories the film. The porcelain doll, tells three tales that are closely connected. From the far away outside world soldiers on horseback arrive to the farm where they are unexpectedly confronted by 14 year old adolescent boy. At the time when history takes a swerve a “comrade” visits the farmlands from a government headquarter and promises he will resurrect the dead… in another bad year in memory, en elderly swabian couple tries to hide from the relocation process, but somebody reports them. The three tales in the end are the same story with the same cast as well. The Porcelain Doll is a message from a long extinct past. Three formidable miracles from Europe’s twentieth century.


Peter Gardos

Péter Gardós

Tibor Mathe

Marianna Miklós

Tivoli Filmproductions

people living on the farm
Judit Németh
Lajos Bertók
Sándor Csánly


Best Director
Best Supporting Actor
Foreign critics’ Gene Moskowitz award 36. Hungarian Film week
Rusian Film Critics’special Mention Moskow

11th Festival on Wheels