Strudel Sisters

Strudel Sisters

Jaina Kalifa, Peter Hegedus
Ilona and Erzsébet are sisters living in the small Hungarian town of Tura. They make "big strudels on small tables" in much the same way their beloved mother did when they were children during the communist era. What starts as an ode to a disappearing way of life quickly becomes a beautifully harmonic anthem to sisterhood, freedom, mothers and, of course, strudel.

Jaina Kalifa

Jaina Kalifa is an award-winning documentary filmmaker who is passionate about working on character-led stories and projects that make a positive social or environmental impact. His documentaries have screened in film festivals around Australia and overseas and have been broadcast internationally. His film Strudel Sisters was the winner of the 2016 Devour Golden Tine Award for Best Short Documentary and in Official Selection for Hot Docs 2016 and Sydney Film Festival. Jaina recently produced Land Art, a four-part documentary series for broadcast on ABC News 24 and ABC iview, and he has a number of documentary projects in development. Filmography: Lost Contact (2021) Documentary short - director Happy Android (2019) Documentary short - director Donna (2017) Documentary short - director Struddel Sisters (2016) Documentary short - director

Peter Hegedus

Director. Peter Hegedus is an accomplished and award-winning writer, director and producer of both documentary and drama films. Since 1999, his films have been broadcast on TV stations around the world. His accomplishments include a 2004 Academy Award shortlist for his feature documentary Inheritance: A Fisherman’s Story. In 2008 Peter was awarded the title of Doctor of Visual Arts from Griffith University and in 2011 he received the Griffith University Alumni Award in recognition of his achievements in documentary filmmaking.

  • Original title Strudel Sisters
  • Director Jaina Kalifa, Peter Hegedus
  • Duration 6
  • Production year 2016
  • Theme Gastronomy
  • Category Short Film
  • Subcategory Documentary
  • Nationality Australia
  • Dialogue language Hungarian
  • Subtitle language English