Benedek Fliegauf was born in 1974 in Budapest and grew up in a "normal dysfunctional middle class family". He had wanted to become a writer but eventually realized that he was simply too restless to sit down and write. He never attended any sort of film school, but started working as an assistant director for television to make a living and successfully continued on the path with directing, screenplay writing and sound engineering. Judged as one of the most important filmmakers of the Hungarian avant-garde, Benedek Fliegauf’s films have been invited to and awarded at festivals worldwide. Recently he won the Golden Leopard – Filmmakers of the Present in Locarno for "Milky Way" (2007) and the Feature Film Prize at Barcelona l’Alternativa. "Dealer" (2004) won the Audience Award at the Berlinale’s Forum and was invited to 20 festivals and critically acclaimed for its atmospherically dense, intense and minimalistic narrative and visual style.
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