The Hungarian director Endre Hules’s film The Maiden Danced to Death is in competition at the 3rd Odessa International Film Festival taking place on July 13-21.
“Leaving the place one grew up in — whether it’s a small town or the country, or even a religious or ideological community — means severing ties to a certain degree. It changes us, and we view what we left behind from a different perspective. It also makes us strange and suspicious — somewhat of a traitor — in the eyes of those who stayed. This is universal,” Hules says of the film.