TOMI, ERVIN AND THE SCHOOL

Nominated for

Best Hungarian Film

Director: Ibolya Simó

59' • Hungary • 2018

Hungarian

Székelyvarság is a settlement scattered on a huge territory in Hargita County, Romania, surrounded by wild forests and meandering streams, where the effects of globalization have not yet reached. People living here are in close relationship with tradition and nature. There are children living here, who walk several kilometers daily, crossing mountains and valleys to reach school, no matter how cold winter is. The main characters of the film: a child starting first grade, making his way to school for the first time, and an eighth grader who steps on the well known path for the last time.