Pelikan Blue

Kék Pelikan

26th TIDF: Greek Premiere
In 1990s Hungary, travel was finally possible but unaffordable. By forging international train tickets, three young men provide the opportunity for a whole generation to experience the outside world. With the fall of the Iron Curtain, Hungary’s borders suddenly opened up. Everyone wants to travel to Western Europe – young people in particular – but the price of a train ticket is prohibitive. What good is freedom if you can't afford it? Ákos, Pety, and Laci discover a simple method of using household detergents to dissolve Pelikan's Blue carbon ink, allowing them to forge train tickets to any destination. Over time, they become professional and infamous forgery artists. For a long time, everything goes along smoothly, but when the police start an investigation, the friends discover that freedom comes at a price.
Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: László Csáki
Script: Laszló Csaki
Cinematography: Árpád Horváth
Editing: Dániel Szabó
Sound: Tamás Zányi
Music: Ambrus Tövisházi, Miklós Peiszner
Production: Umbrella
Producers: Adam Felszeghy, Miklós Kazmér
Co-production: Cinemon Entertainment
Co-producers: Réka Temple
Format: DCP
Color: Color
Production Country: Hungary
Production Year: 2023
Duration: 80'
Contact: Hungarian National Film Institute

László Csáki


2010 Tincity (short)
2012 My Name is Boffer Bings (short)
2017 Just A Few Words (short)
2021 Bagatelle (short)
2023 Pelikan Blue