Cineast 2020: FOMO
Original title: FOMO: Megosztod, és uralkodsz, Hungary 2019, drama 91 min. VO, EN subtitles
Directed by Attila Hartung, written by Yvonne Kerékgyártó, Attila Hartung, with Golecasz Jorgosz, Panna László, Gergely Bouquet, Ábel Pokorni, András Sipőcz
Partying and sex following turn into sexual abuse and online bullying overnight.
FOMO focuses on Gergő, a handsome, athletic teenager, who, before leaving for an American university, goes out to have one last epic night of fun with his friends. The guys make provocative videos to post online, trying to get as many views as possible with competitive challenges. They are pushing their limits. But at a house party, suddenly everything changes; the boys go too far. How does a situation turn into sexual abuse, how does online bullying start, and what are the real consequences of these? This is an interesting technical experiment, because part of the movie was shot by the young actors themselves, with their phones.