Natural Light

  • Feature
  • 2021
  • 103 Minutes
  • Hungary, Latvia, France, Germany
  • Language: Hungarian and Russian

World War II, occupied Soviet Union. István Semetka is a simple Hungarian farmer who serves as a Caporal in a special unit scouting for partisan groups. On their way to a remote village, his company falls under enemy fire. As the commander is killed, Semetka has to overcome his fears and take command of the unit as he is dragged into a chaos that he cannot control.

Director: Denis Nagy

Screenwriter: Denis Nagy

Production Company: Campfilm

Premier Status: Regional premiere



2021: Vilnius International Film Festival

2021: Berlin International Film Festival

Cast and Crew

Screenwriter: Denis Nagy

Producer: Inese Boka-Grūbe, Caroline Piras, Melanie Blocksdorf

Editor: Nicolas Rumpl

Music: Santa Ratniece

Sound: Dominique Gaborieau, Jocelyn Robert

DOP / Camera: Tamás Dobos HSC

Cast: Ferenc Szabo, Tamas Garbacz, Laszlo Bajko, Gyula Franczia, Erno Stuhl, Gyula Szilagyi, Mareks Lapeskis, Krisztian Kozo, József Barta, Aivars Kuzmins, Liene Kislicka


Denis Nagy

Nagy graduated from the University of Theatre and Film Arts of Budapest in 2009. As a guest student he spent a year at the Berlin Film Academy. His short fiction SOFT RAIN was premiered at the 45th Directors’ Fortnight in 2013. The premiere was followed by an important international festival circuit where the film was repeatedly awarded the main prize (ex 26th “Premiers Plans” IFF, 14th Odense IFF,7th Vilnius IFF etc).
His documentary ANOTHER HUNGARY had its premiere at the 43rd IFF Rotterdam, while his latest documentary HARM at the Documentary Competition of the 21st Sarajevo Film Festival.

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