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Documentary Film A Woman Captured Screened at 47 Festivals!


One of the most successful projects ever developed at the ZagrebDox Pro workshop is a story about modern-day slavery in the heart of Europe.

A Woman Captured by Bernadett Tuza-Ritter is a film about Marish, a 52-year-old Hungarian woman who works 20 hours a day with no pay as a housekeeper. The film unmasks the shocking phenomenon of modern-day slavery in a contemporary society in the heart of Europe and speaks about the protagonist who has been living as a captive in a Hungarian family for over a decade.

A Hungarian-German co-production (Éclipse Film, Corso Film), this project was presented at the 12th edition of ZagrebDox Pro in 2016. Following the world premiere in November last year at the prestigious IDFA, the film has so far been screened at as many as 47 festivals and won 12 awards, including a jury special mention at this year’s ZagrebDox.

Festivals and awards:

Hungarian Film Critics Award – Best Documentary
Boston Global Cinema Film Festival – Best Documentary Feature Film
Millenium Film Festival Brussels – Objectif de Bronze / Best Film for Human Rights
Hungarian Film Award – Best Documentary
ZagrebDox – Special Mention
Ismailia Int’l Film Festival – The Jury Prize 
goEast Film Festival – The International Critics Prize (FIPRESCI)  
Internationales Frauenfilmfestival Dortmund|Köln – Audience Award
CROSSING EUROPE Filmfestival Linz –  Best Documentary Award
CineDOC Tbilisi IDFF- Civil DOC Award, The Amnesty International Award for Best Human Rights 
Millennium Docs - Special Mention
Sheffield Doc/Fest - Special Mention

The film was screened at the following fesyivals: IDFA, Sundance Film Festival, Doc Point Helsinki, Luxembourg City Film Festival, One World Prague, Tempo Documentary Festival, Human International Documentary Film Festival 2018 (Human Rights Human Wrongs), Global Cinema Film Festival of Boston, FESTIVAL DU FILM ET FORUM INTERNATIONAL SUR LES DROITS HUMAINS | FIFDH, CPH:DOX, DOCUDAYS UA, Cleveland International Film Festival, 20th Wisconsin Film Festival, Le voci dell'inchiesta [The voices of the investigative journalism, Moscow International Documentary Film Festival DOKer, Cologne Woman Film Festival, Hot Docs, DOK.fest Munich, HUMAN RIGHTS ARTS & FILM FESTIVAL HRAFF, Docs Against Gravity, Docaviv, Mammoth Lakes Film Festival, Mountainfilm Colorado, New York European Panorama, Greenwich International Film Festival, Sheffield Doc/Fest, IFF Lubuskie Film Summer, Revelation Perth International Film Festival, Guth Gafa, Doc Lounge, MIFF Melbourne International Film Festival, DokuFest, Doqumenta International Film Festival, Filmfestival Kitzbuehel, Aye Aye V.O. / Festival international du film de Nancy, IFI Documentary Film Festival, Chagrin Documentary FF Ohio, Women Make Waves Int'l Film Festival, INCONVENIENT FILMS, DUHOK INTERNATIONAL FILM FESTIVAL, Antenna Documentary Film Festival, One World Slovakia