Hungarian Film "Train to Adulthood" to be Screened at the Margaret Mead Film Festival in New York City

Publicated on: October 7, 2016

Nominated for a Margaret Mead Filmmaker Award, one of the United States’ preeminent showcase awards for cinematographic story telling, Hungarian film "Train to Adulthood” will be screened on Saturday October 15 at the American Museum of Nature History in New York City. Also in attendance will be the film’s director, Klára Trencsényi.

The Margaret Mead Film Festival will host a screening of the Hungarian film "Train to Adulthood” on Saturday, October 15 at 12:00 P.M. A historical drama, "Train to Adulthood” is based on a true story when, in 1948, leaders of the Communist Hungarian government built a narrow-gauge railway to be run entirely by a youth volunteer corps. This Children’s Railway still operates today, carrying hundreds of thousands of passengers each year. The film follows the stories of Hungarian teens Viktor, Carkme, and Gergö as they coordinate rail signals, sing train songs, and seek refuge from the economic and political instability around them.

Director Klára Trencsényi describes "Train to Adulthood” as festive, well-ordered, and nostalgic, while the broader Hungarian landscape feels uncertain and chaotic. The train becomes a metaphor for Hungary today, longing for the past while barreling toward the future.”

The Margaret Mead Film Festival will be held from October 13-16 across New York City. For more information and to purchase tickets, please click HERE.