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Golden Globes Around the World Podcast: Flóra Anna Buda


In this week’s episode of the Golden Globes Around the World podcast series, we’re featuring an in-depth conversation with Flóra Anna Buda, the Hungarian filmmaker who recently clinched the prestigious Palme D’Or for Best Short at the 2023 Cannes Film Festival. Her award-winning animated short, 27, serves as the centerpiece of our discussion.

27 traces the journey of Alice, a 27-year-old woman grappling with the suffocating monotony of her life at home with her parents and a pesky younger brother. The film vividly portrays her retreat into a dream world, offering a temporary escape from reality. However, a serious bike accident following a psychedelic rooftop party forces her to confront her life’s direction.

HFPA member Aniko Navai, a fellow Hungarian, engages in a meaningful dialogue with Buda, unraveling the intricacies of 27, and exploring its unique fusion of storytelling and animation that resonated with the Cannes jury. Buda’s journey to her Cannes win, the inspiration behind 27, and the impact of this recognition on her career also take center stage in this conversation.

Join us for a deep dive into Flóra Anna Buda’s fascinating filmmaking journey, as we provide an in-depth look at her creative process and the triumph of 27. This episode offers an enriching experience for film enthusiasts interested in understanding the behind-the-scenes aspects of award-winning filmmaking.