Scene from the film Dawn
Scene from the film Dawn
Scene from the film Dawn


  • Hungary

psychedelia - three sentences - slow, fast, slow - empty factories losing substance - revolution told through anthropomorphic bubbles - greenhouse: a model of the world - final scene: amazing panning shot of daybreak - the sound of a train, fade to white - freeze-frame: the person crossing the tracks leaves behind traces - politics: final scene shot in Lodz in the year 1980

Szirtes's masterful experimental work is a dazzling composition of several years of filming within an industrial macro/microcosm, an abstract model of revolution and the beauty of daybreak.


  • Original Title
  • Direction
  • Screenplay
    András Szirtes
  • Cinematography
    András Szirtes, József
  • Editing
    András Szirtes
  • Music
    András Szirtes
  • Sound
    András Szirtes
  • Runtime
    21 min (16-30 min.)
  • Year
  • Country
    • Hungary
  • Format
    • Black & White
  • Production is powered by Doc Alliance, a creative partnership of 7 key European documentary film festivals. Our aim is to advance the documentary genre, support its diversity and promote quality creative documentary films.

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