Delta is the third film from Hungarian director Kornel Mundruczo. The story is about a young man who falls in love with his hither-to unknown half-sister and is subsequently prevented from living in the delta of the Danube by their outraged neighbours.
The director says the central theme isn’t incest but lack of tolerance when faced with something outside the norm. The film was in competition at Cannes last year where it won the Fipresci prize. Tulpan, a comedy by Russian director Serguei Dvortsevoy is also out this month. Set in Kazakhstan, it tells the tale of a herder spurned in love by the only marriageable girl in the district because, she says, his ears are too big and they stick out. “I wanted to show the beauty of these simple people’s lives,” says the director. Tulpan took four years to make and won the prize “Un Certain Regard” at Cannes. Both films are out now.