Welcome to Hungary - Books on Screen

September 20, 2011 - 19:00 - September 23, 2011 - 21:00
Nador u. 9, Faculty Tower
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Welcome to Hungary - Books on Screen


This series introduces you to the Hungarian literature, history and cinema with famous film adaptations of Hungarian classic and contemporary literature. Get an insight into the past and present of Hungary's everyday reality, the often inseparable and unseparated public and private sphere.   The program:  

LOVE September 20, 7 PM

A young woman lives in a small apartment with her mother-in-law.  Her husband has been imprisoned for political crimes, but she keeps the news from her dying mother-in-law and makes up letters to sustain the old woman's belief that her son is a successful movie director in America.

Exceptional performances. Stars Lili Darvas and Mari Törőcsik.

Károly Makk, 1971, 100 minutes.


SZINDBÁD  September 21, 7 PM

“Actually, this movie treats food more seductively than most I’ve seen; perhaps intentionally, eating comes through more pungently than sex.” — New York Times

Directed by Zoltán Huszárik; screenplay by Zoltán Huszárik based on the novels of Gyula Krúdy; director of photography: Sándor Sára;  music: Zoltán Jeney. With Zoltán Latinovits, Margit Dayka, and Éva Ruttkay.

Zoltán Huszárik, 1971, 90 min

THE FIFTH SEAL  September 22, 7 PM

In the closing days of World War II, five friends meet in a local cafe in Hungary. When one of them makes a disparaging political remark that is overheard and reported to the Arrow Cross soldiers, their own beliefs about freedom and dignity are tested when they are imprisoned, tortured and offered freedom only if they slap the face of a dying Communist partisan. Based on a novel by Ferenc Santa, THE FIFTH SEAL is regarded as one of the great Hungarian films of the 1970s.

Zoltán Fábri, 1977, 111 min

TAXIDERMIA  September 23, 7 PM

TAXIDERMIA contains three generational stories, about a grandfather, a father, and a son, linked together

by recurring motifs.

György Pálfi, 2006, 90 min



You can find the Facebook event here: https://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=286807544666146

Admission free.