Update 2015: On the 22tnd of June the red MTZ 550 tractor, its front-end loader and a brushcutter was stolen from the farm! Lajos went to the town to settle a few things and during that time the thiefs drive with the tractor away. Probably one was keeping his eye on him in the town and sending information on his mobile phone to the other at the farm. Now Lajos is broken both financially and psychically.
The short movie is presenting a typical day of a traditional Hungarian farmer. Lajos is living in the rural areas of Gyomaendrőd, South East Hungary. He is a kind of dying breed amongst farmers, cultivating his lands and rearing his animals by himself, using both manual labor and moderately modern machinery. The old farms of Hungary have started to disappear, but there are still a few sentinels on the heath.
I used a Canon EOS 5D MKII + 17-40 4L, 50 1.4, 85 1.8 and 70-200 2.8L IS II lenses.
Music: Coffey On The Mile by Thomas Newman