Hermina Fátyol received the Best Actress award for her performance in the short film About Separation at the Luxor African Film Festival.
About Separation was written and directed by young Egyptian filmmaker Kawthar Younis. The 11-minute short film, made in 2020, stars Hermina Fátyol, Sara Abd El Rahman, and Bence Matte.
Hermina Fátyol was born on 30 March 1982 in Budapest in a Roma family of musicians. Between 2001 and 2009, she studied Arabic at Eötvös Loránd University. She lived for years in Germany and Egypt. She is a member of Maladype—Theatre of Encounters with her sister Kamilla Fátyol, with whom she has appeared in several films. In 2008 they starred in the drama Vera, Verám, Verusa (Vera, My Vera, Verusa), and in 2009 in the film Aliz és a hét farkas (Aliz and the Seven Wolves).
Hermina Fátyol also appeared in several Hungarian short films, including Kaja (Food), Provincia (Province), Az utolsó férfi (The Last Man), and High Voltage. In 2014, she played a mental hospital inmate in the comedy Black Soup, followed by a small role in Victoria: A Tale of Grace and Greed. In 2015, she also starred in the feature film Most of the Souls That Live Here. In 2020, she won the Florence Film Award for Best Actress for her role in the short film Love Me Not.