Release date: 2019
Does hungaro-pessimism really exist? Are Hungarians more pessimistic than other nations of the world? Our short documentary addresses these questions,
building on a variety of disciplines as well as on everyday experience.
A precise account of the national psychology of Hungarians might always be beyond our reach, but everyone agrees that it exists and that it is unique. While
pessimism is not a specifically Hungarian phenomenon, several studies suggest that Hungarians are particularly prone to exaggerate the negative aspects of the
world, and this way of thinking became an important part of our national
identity as well..
Directors: Matyas Kalman, Julia Halasz
Creative researcher: Anna Rubi, Zsuzsanna Debre
Editor: Nandor Groger
Animation: Livia Janoch
Supported by Hungarian National Film Fund