Cleveland International Film Festival } April 7 – April 20, 2021

Tall Tales
(Apró mesék)


Year: 2019
Country: HUNGARY
Run Time: 112 minutes

Tall Tales
Tall Tales
Tall Tales

In 1945 Hungary, World War II has ended, but the country is far from restored. Families struggle to reunite with loved ones and are desperate for news of servicemen still missing. This chaos makes it easy to fall for the wiles of a con man who promises information on long-lost relatives. He answers classified ads looking for information on missing soldiers and spins fanciful tales for monetary gain. Things go awry when he fails to con a detective looking for news of his brother. Once revealed, he’s forced to flee Budapest. He stumbles across a mysterious woman and her son in the woods who reluctantly grant him shelter despite their skepticism. With the woman’s husband presumed dead, a love affair quickly blooms. This newfound happiness is soon tested when remnants of their past force them to face their demons. TALL TALES is a story of reckoning that provides plenty of thrills and chills set in a historical drama. A damaged man, who often used others for his own gain, receives an opportunity for reckoning. (In Hungarian with subtitles) — R.R.

CIFF44 Screenings

Tower City Cinemas

Wednesday, April 01, 2020 at 6:10 PM ET

Saturday, April 04, 2020 at 4:00 PM ET

Accessibility (?): No closed captions, audio description, English subtitles

George Gund III Memorial Central and Eastern European Competition


Attila Szász

Ábel Köves, Tamás Lajos

Norbert Köbli

András Nagy

László Hargittai

Principal Cast
Tamás Szabó Kimmel, Vica Kerekes, Levente Molnár, Bercel Tóth

Print Source

Community Partner

Cleveland Hungarian Development Panel

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