Dog's Night Song - Intellectuals and the Secret Police During State Socialism

Date: 
February 4, 2016 - 18:00 - 20:00
Building: 
Nador u. 9, Monument Building
Room: 
Auditorium
Event type: 
Event audience: 
CEU host unit(s): 
Center for Arts and Culture (CAC)
Dog's Night Song - Intellectuals and the Secret Police During State Socialism

Dog's Night Song (fiction film, in Hungarian with English subtitles, 1983, directed by Gabor Body)

A disconcerting portrait of a Hungarian town thrown into disarray by the arrival of a new parish priest, the film is a web of fragmented and often intersecting narratives: the audience follows a wheelchair-bound veteran of the 1956 uprising unable to commit suicide; an astronomer who moonlights in a punk band; the abused wife of an explosives officer who runs away to join the band; and their son, who films his world with a German tourist's Super 8 camera. A pioneering work of European cinema. (OSA)

In cooperation with Vera & Donald Blinken Open Society Archives

The screening is attached to the lecture "Gabor Body: The many faces of a counter-cultural icon" by Andras Gervai in TIGY Room at 15.30 on February 4 in the course "Counter-Cultures and Power During State Socialism."