Fairy Garden

Fairy Garden

Directed by Gergő Somogyvári • 2023 • Hungary

Fanni is a 19-year-old trans woman kicked out by her family, Laci a 60-year-old homeless man. Together, they create their own domestic world – their “Fairy Garden” – in the woods outside Budapest. Shot over more than three years, Gergő Somogyvári’s tender, challenging observational documentary captures this odd-couple, father-daughter relationship at close quarters. A powerful statement on marginalisation in Viktor Orbán’s Hungary, where homelessness and “LGBTQ propaganda” have been outlawed, Fairy Garden cuts through preconceptions to get to the resilient heart of its outcast duo.

Directed and cinematography by Gergő Somogyvári
Written by Gergő Somogyvári and Anna Kis
Music by Viktor Bátki

In Hungarian with English subtitles

Winner of a Special Jury Prize at Sarajevo International Film Festival 2023

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Fairy Garden