Regional Competition

Easy Lessons

Dorrotya Zurbó
Screening time  
25.02. / Monday, 12:00 - 14:00 Theatre 4  
01.03. / Friday, 16:00 - 18:00 Theatre 3  
01.03. / Friday, 16:00 - 18:00 Theatre 3  
02.03. / Saturday, 13:00 - 15:00 Theatre 2  
03.03. / Sunday, 14:00 - 16:00 Theatre 2  
03.03. / Sunday, 22:00 - 00:00 Theatre 5  
Kafia, a young girl on the brink of adulthood, has to leave behind a lot of what defined her Somalian life as she tries to adapt to her new existence in Hungary.

Kafia is 17 years old. Two years ago, she fled to Hungary alone to escape from a forced child marriage in Somalia. She has been living in a state children’s home in Budapest ever since. She studies the language, goes to high school, prepares for the Hungarian graduation exam and starts a modelling career. On the surface, everything seems fine. However, behind her beautiful and confident appearance lies a heavy heart. Kafia's repetitive daily routine revolves around constant dilemmas and self-doubt about leaving behind her Muslim culture and the things that surrounded her as she was growing up. As she allows the camera to get closer to her, the film slowly becomes an intimate confession. On the brink of adulthood, what are the implications of breaking with your past and embracing a completely new identity in order to live in Europe?


Dorrotya Zurbó

Dorottya Zurbó, born in Budapest in 1988, graduated from the first edition of DocNomads Joint Master Degree. She co-directed the documentary The Next Guardian (2017), shot in Bhutan, which premiered at IDFA and screened at many international festivals. Easy Lessons (2018) is her directorial debut.

General sponsor

Könnyű leckék

2018, 78'

Directed by:
Dorrotya Zurbó

Screenplay by:
Dorottya Zurbó

Natasha Pavlovskaya

Edited by:
Péter Sass

Ádám Balázs

Julianna Ugrin, Ágnes Böjte

Produced by:
Éclipse Film Ltd.

Festivals & Awards:

Locarno International Film Festival 2018; Sarajevo Film Festival 2018; Astra Film Festival 2018; Camden International Film Festival 2018; Verzio IHRDFF 2018