Ádám Czászi © Inke Johannsen

Ádám Czászi (HUN)

is film author and director as well as theater director.
Born in Hungary, he studied film at SZFE University of Theater and Film Arts Budapest and the University of Theater and Film Arts Budapest. After several short films, he made his debut feature LAND OF STORMS in 2014, which had its world premiere at the 64th Berlin International Film Festival.

His new film THREE THOUSAND NUMBERED PIECES, premiered at the Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival in November 2022 and is currently on festival tour. Next screenings are at the 7th International Festival of Romani Film (opening film, 23 October 2023 at Babylon Berlin) and at the Cottbus Film Festival (10 & 11 November 2023).
Ádám Czászi lives and works in Berlin.




World premiere: Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival

Written by: Ádám Császi und Balázs Lengyel
Directed by: Ádám Császi
HUN, 2022, 93 min.

Watch the trailer (external link)


2022 – 26th Tallinn Black Nights Film Festival (Jury’s special mentioning)
Our special mention goes to a film that shines a light on a previously almost-invisible community and shows its beauty and dignity. But it also examines the borderline between artistic representation and exploitation of the so-called “underprivileged,” and makes us question our own involvement in the voyeuristic culture.” – Jury’s comment



World premiere: 64th International Film Festival Berlin

Written & directed by: Ádám Császi
HUN, DE, 2014, 105 min


2014 – Taipei Film Festival: Special Jury Prize
2014 – 64th International Film Festival Berlin: nominated for Best First Feature Award & Teddy Award

Watch the trailer (external link)

Theater works (selection)

GYPSY HUNGARIAN, theater play


Premiere: Deutsches Theater Berlin

Director: Ádám Czászi
Production: Knowledge Power/Tudás Hatalom

Even though their identity cards state their nationality as “Hungarian”, the actors in the play were born Roma. They tell stories that consist of nothing but fantasies and lies. Did God construct stolen cell phones in an overly complicated way and police officers in an amazingly simple way? What does an SEK boot taste like? How quickly do cigarette burns heal after a sexual assault?
A play about how poverty makes people creative, and exclusion makes them extraordinary.