The Thread (Fonál)


Arpad Gorogh | Hungary | 2016 | 18:00

Hungarian with English Subtitles

Real men are tough. Real men do not show their emotions – they just take what is theirs. But what happens when the things you took take possession of you? Máté, a man around thirty who has seen better days, seeks refuge in a seemingly abandoned cottage deep in the woods of the mountains. He is running away from something or someone – he is like a hungry wolf, defiant, yet longing for some comfort. The cottage belongs to an old woman, who has lived there alone for a long time. The two strangers connect. The old lady lets Máté stay in her cottage as long as he performs some tasks around the house. However, unusual things keep happening in the company of the old lady: Máté starts to have visions about a young woman and a chamois and a red thread appears tied to his foot. The Thread is about the psychological journey one has to take in order to face the consequences of their actions. Healing, though, is only for the brave. If you fail to confront yourself you will end up being destroyed by what you have destroyed.