February 16, 2007 - 19:00 - 20:30
Nador u. 9, Faculty Tower
Event type: 
Film Screening
Event audience: 
Open to the Public
Center for Arts and Culture (CAC)

(2006, drama, in English, 85 min., dir.: Michael Roes)

Budapest, the New World. On the bank of the Great River two young men. They run around at these foreign parts, to conquer their Promised Land: the escapees Ned and Dan. Ned tries to work his way up as a dishwasher, Dan sits with a cardboard in his lap in front of the City Church, to get in contact with the uninterested “aborigines”.

The film wants to describe a condition, an inner condition: the current state of a refugee, holding the audience on distance, wants to exclude it from the drama, and at the same time it wants to capture, to paralyze the audience with its frosty black-and-white pictures.

Elevation was written by Michael Roes, produced and shot by him and his students as part of the course The Geography of Thought, Perception and Creativity, from the Gender Studies Department at Central European University, during winter term 2005/2006. Followed by a discussion with the director!