Prayer for the Weary
Ábel Visky’s film offers a glimpse into the everyday lives of Ádám Stark, a performer living on the autism spectrum, and his parents. The film revolves around a special method of memorizing poetry in which Ádám’s mother, Judit, a drawing teacher, turns the poem’s images into pictures to help her son interpret and memorize the piece. Highlighting the performer’s personality, the film also sheds new light on Attila József’s poem, “Prayer for the Weary.”
Ábel Visky grew up in Cluj, Romania. He studied directing at the Sapientia Hungarian University of Transylvania until 2010. In 2011, he continued in film and directing, under the mentorship of János Szász and Attila Janisch at the University of Theatre and Film Arts, Budapest. He is currently enrolled there as a PhD student. His first feature documentary, Tales From the Prison Cell (2020), is a creative documentary about the relationship between male detainees and the children waiting for them at home.