Attila Damokos directs ‘My Twelve Addictions’.
Using the author’s language to interpret addictions found all around us.
Shot on Kodak 35mm film, in Budapest, Hungary.
Words from Attila below.
Which of the addictions most resonates with you and why?
AD: I haven’t been able to create a real body image, so my body is constantly undergoing spectacular change. I easily gain 45 to 50 pounds and then lose it at the cost of big fights and resignations. The experience of never satisfying myself gave birth to several scenes.
The experience of never satisfying myself gave birth to several scenes.
You mention that the film became a platform for all team members to express themselves.
AD: The film started with a conversation inspired by Billie Eilish ‘my strange addiction’. We realised that all of us are struggling with different and unique disorders. We began to monitor them and adapted them into mini-scenes. I think I will send this to Billie, hope she will love it.
How do you think this film would have been different made prior to lockdown?
AD: This film was more like therapy for us. A platform where we were able to speak about our feelings using the language of film, which is the most convenient for us. Lockdown influenced the method rather than the outcome or the meaning.
Lockdown influenced the method rather than the outcome or the meaning.
What are you reading at the moment?
AD: ‘The Martian Chronicles’ by Ray Bradbury. When I was a child my mom mentioned 10 books that would make me a more open person. This is the last one from that collection. I hope she was right!
- Director of Photography
- Marton Agh
- Production Design
- Maria Glaser
- Costume Design
- Andras Pongor
- Somewhere in Europe
- Production Company