New Wave and Neo-Avantgarde Cinema Film Club: American Torso / Amerikai anzix

Date: 
February 6, 2013 - 19:00 - 20:30
Building: 
Nador u. 9, Faculty Tower
Room: 
Auditorium
Event type: 
Event audience: 
CEU host unit(s): 
Center for Arts and Culture (CAC)
New Wave and Neo-Avantgarde Cinema Film Club: American Torso / Amerikai anzix

director: Gábor Bódy, 1975, Hungarian with English subtitles

introduced by: Gábor Klaniczay (Department of Medieval Studies, CEU)

Edinburgh International Film Festival 2011 guest creator, Béla Tarr described Hungarian filmmaker Gábor Bódy as 'one of the highest mountains in Hungarian film history'. This is the postmodern filmmaker at his most experimental. 

Collaged texts excerpted form authentic diaries, a text by Karl Marx, poems by Walt Whitman, and Ambrose Bierce's short story combine in a skeletal narrative about the lives of three 1848 Revolution veterans, serving as land surveyors during the American Civil War. A poetic experiment in form, Bódy uses his own method of 'light editing' in order to make it resemble a wracked silent film from the late 19th century. This film was programmed for EIFF 2011 by guest creator Béla Tarr. 

The screening is related to the Approaches to Counter Cultures seminar led by Gábor Klaniczay and Balázs Trencsényi on Thursday, January 7, 5.20 PM in TIGY Room.

Entry is free.