THE SILENCE OF THE BANANA TREES
Eneos Çarka | Hungary, Belgium, Portugal, Albania 2022 | 24 Min. | English, Hungarian with Engl. subtitles
In presence of Eneos Çarka
Mihály proudly shows off his daughter Réka’s artwork, which can be found all over the house among plants, on the ceiling, and in countless books. Home videos, photos, and slides tell of shared memories. A long time ago, when Réka fell seriously ill, contact between father and daughter suddenly broke off for unknown reasons. He was left only with memories.
While a rainbow forms in the water stream, the warm sunlight wraps banana trees, and blades of grass dance in the summer breeze, Eneos Çarka builds an abstract bridge between father and daughter. In picture collages, conversations, and letters, he sparks an abstract-surreal approach that magically brings the relationship to life.
Director: Eneos Çarka
Camera: Eneos Çarka, Małgorzata Rabczuk, Daniel Angarita
Editing: Eneos Çarka
Music: Miklós Szilvester
Sound: Eneos Çarka, Sangam Panta, Márk Puszta
Festival dei Popoli 2022
Eneos Çarka graduated from DocNomads Masters on Creative Documentary and he is currently a PhD student and Annenberg Fellow in Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Southern California. His films have screened at numerous festivals, galleries, and cultural events such as IDFA, Festival dei Popoli, FIPADOC, DokuFest, among many. They often focus on character studies and deal with memory, identity, and family relations, paying particular attention to issues of representations and experimenting with various approaches to cinema.