WHITE PALMS / FEHÉR TENYÉR

Date: 
September 24, 2009 - 19:30 - 21:30
Building: 
Nador u. 9, Faculty Tower
Room: 
Auditorium
Event type: 
Event audience: 
WHITE PALMS / FEHÉR TENYÉR

WHITE PALMS / FEHÉR TENYÉR
(fiction, subtitles: English, 2006, 97 min., dir.: Szabolcs Hajdu)

Moving fluidly and dramatically between past and present, Europe and North America, fiction and autobiography, White Palms describes the emotional toll that harsh training takes on young gymnasts. Writer-director Szabolcs Hajdu cast his own brother as a fiery coach in Calgary, haunted by childhood memories of his own brutal training in Budapest, who is assigned to whip a talented but callow and resistant into shape.

The screening is part of "Welcome to Hungary! - Fathers, Brothers, and Sons in Hungarian Cinema", a film screening series between September 22 and September 25 in the CEU Auditorium. All films will be introduced by film critic, György Báron (University of Theater, Film and Television).