• Director

    Joshua Elias Palmer

  • Country, Year, Length

    Hungary, 2023, 9:00

  • Category

    Narrative Short

  • Format

    Digital, Arri Amira

  • Festival Year


Film Screening & Ticket Information

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The story of a mother who now needs the full-time care of her son who struggles to keep giving it.


Joshua Elias Palmer, Director
Joshua Elias Palmer, Writer
Béla Tarr, Producer
Sátántangó, Werckmeister Harmonies, Lamb, The Turin Horse
Freeszfe Egyesület, Producer
Judit Pogány, Key Cast
The Little Fox, The Prefab People, The Grandson, Hippolyt
Barna Kelemen Bányai, Key Cast
Toxikoma, Spy/Master, Why Me?, Things Worth Weeping For
Marcell Lobenwein, Cinematographer
Máté Ternyik, Colorist
Joshua Elias Palmer, Editor
Mila Taraczky, Editor
Genovéva Petrovits, Production Manager,
Kata Incze, 1st AD

Director Statement

Moments from the last days of an elderly mother. It weighs heavy on her son as he serves as caretaker.

Coda was Produced by Béla TARR (Sátántangó, Werckmeister Harmonies, The Turin Horse) in Budapest, Hungary as part of his international directors intensive. It stars the gem of Hungary, Judit Pogány, known for Prefab People, The Little Fox, Twilight, among many others. Béla’s theme for the lab was ‘knife’, which conjured ideas of familial sacrifice. Formally, this is a continuation in my practice of Transcendental Style.

Director Biography

Trained by Kevin Jerome Everson and Béla Tarr, Josh is a filmmaker who explores how the political meditates the personal while conjuring a transcendent viewing experience for audiences.

He produced ‘Black Enough’, which participated in the Tribeca Festivals 2020 NOW Creators Market, and is producing ‘Preserves’ by Micah Ariel Watson, which took part in the 2021 Gotham Project Market. He is focused on supporting international filmmakers, particularly in regions with capital and political obstacles.