27 by MOME alumna Flóra Anna Buda wins the Palme d'Or at Cannes

Date: 2023.06.01
Flóra Anna Buda won the Palme d'Or for the best short film at the 76th Cannes Film Festival with her French-Hungarian co-production 27, which will be shown to Hungarian audiences at the Fresh Meat Festival starting on 1 June. The director’s name is not unfamiliar in the international festival circuit.

The director’s name is not unfamiliar in the international festival circuit. Following her graduation from the MOME Anim MA programme in 2018, her graduation film Entropy won the Teddy Award for Best Short Film in 2019 at the Berlinale.

The closing credits of the 11-minute film are full of familiar names, and 27 is not the only thing connecting them: many of them went to the same school, attending one of the most significant animation hubs in Central and Eastern Europe, the Animation programme of the Moholy-Nagy University of Art and Design in Budapest. The journey started long ago -- as Buda puts it "A few residencies and many haircuts ago I've decided to write a film about late adolescence and the housing crisis. I was very lucky to have been joined by a team of amazing professionals, friends and colleagues - who later became friends - and we made this film called 27 together.” 

Produced by the French Miyu and the Hungarian Boddah, the animation was first recognised with the Ciclic Award of the MIFA pitch forum at the Annecy Festival and was selected for the short animation films section of the Cannes Film Festival from over 4,000 entries from 12 countries. The film follows a young girl in her late twenties living with her parents and given to daydreaming, and chronicles her journey to find herself. Its surrealistic visual style stands in stark contrast with the realism of the protagonist’s problems.  
Following its premiere in Cannes, 27 will be screened in June at Annecy, one of the world's most prestigious animation film festivals, along with two other films by MOME alumni, White Plastic Sky by Tibor Bánoczki and Sarolta Szabó and Four Souls of Coyote by Áron Gauder. 

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