Treasure City

A subtle mix of nocturnal urban tales exploring the darker side of human relations, the film drops the viewer into a web of family, sexual, political and romantic relationships where nothing’s quite what it seems.


A highly topical episode film about the internal and external disintegration of Budapest society. While students protest on the streets, the small side streets and back rooms are where the great interpersonal dramas unfold. Captured with such merciless honestly and so pointedly written that the viewer can’t look away, even if it hurts.

Festivals & Awards

  • 26th Geneva International Film Festival: Pulsation, 2020
  • 56th Solothurn Film Festival: Panorama, 2021
  • 20th Transilvania International Film Festival: Panorama, 2021



  • 2020 Treasure City
  • 2016 It’s Not the Time of My Life
  • 2014 Mirage
  • 2012 East Side Stories
  • 2009 Bibliothèque Pascal
  • 2007 Off Hollywood
  • 2006 White Palms
  • 2003 Tamara
  • 2001 Sticky Matters


Lilla Sárosdi, Szabolcs Hajdu, Orsolya Török-Illyés, Árpád Schilling, László Katona, Orsi Tóth, Kinga Ötvös


Script: Szabolcs Hajdu
Cinematography: Csaba Bántó
Editing: Szabolcs Kovari
Music: Freakin’ Disco
Sound design: Dana Bunescu
Production: Asociatia Filmtett (RO)
Co-production: Bord Cadre films (CH), Sovereign Films (UK)

Technical data

Format: DCP / colour / 5.1
Runtime: 92′
Released: 2020
Language: Hungarian
Subtitles: English, French
Original title: Békeidő