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GIFFONI FILM FESTIVAL 1985 - 27 July.4 August

Sections & Films


Category: Edition 1985

In the turmoilous 18th century, young poor Hungarian aristocrat Jonas helps Szaffi, a young pretty gypsy Romani girl and the illegitimate daughter of a Turkish pasha, get the treasure that's owed to her by the right of inheritance.

Original Title Szaffi
Italian Title Szaffi
Category Official Competition
Section Competition
Tipology Animation, Feature Film
Duration 76'
Production Year 1985
Nationality Canada, Hungary, West Germany
Directed by Attila Dargay
Screenplay Attila Dargay
Original Voices András Kern, Judit Pogány, Hilda Gobbi

 regista attila dargayATTILA DARGAY

Attila Dargay (June 20, 1927) is an animator from Hungary. He was born in Mezőnyék.
He began working as a scenery painter for the Hungarian National Theatre in the late 1940s. He directed such animations productions as Hajra, Mozdony! (1972), Mattie the Goose-boy (1977), The Little Fox (1981) and Szaffi (1983). He studied at the College of Fine Arts in Budapest until 1948 when he was discharged because of political reasons. From 1951 he worked as a stage setting painter at Hungary's National Theatre, and in parallel he worked as a trainee on animated films, from 1954 he worked as a cartoon planner. He became an animated-film director in 1957, his first independent director-piece being the Don't give in little man! (Ne hagyd magad emberke!) in 1959. He started working at the then formed Pannonia Film Studio in 1957. His films are popular among both children and adults. He is also author of several animated books and comic strips. His best known strip figure is dog Kajla (Kajla kutya). His good humour reflects in all his works, which made all generations laugh among his audience.