Archive Cinema City 2012.

Hungary 2011

Magyarország 2011

Genre: Feature
Country: Hungary
Year: 2012
Duration: 75 min

Director: András Jeles, Ágnes Kocsis, Ferenc Török, Simon Szabó, Márta Mészáros, Péter Forgács, László Siroki, György Pálfi, Bence Fliegauf, András Salamon, Miklós Jancsó



Programme selection: Focus: Hungary

hu, en, sr


Synopsis:

Béla Tarr has produced the anthology film HUNGARY 2011 together with eleven filmmakers from Hungary. The film is an outcry in a country where the right wing government is increasingly restricting cultural and film work. “In the situation that evolved around Hungarian film we see no other possibility to prove our existance than with the help of a video series calling the viewers’ attention to the fact that we are still capable of working and expressing our thoughts, reflections and feelings. These films are produced on virtual cents. The creators accepted to work without receiving any kind of payment and to use the most inexpensive technique possible.“ – Béla Tarr.

ANDRÁS JELES
Cogito ergo sum.

ÁGNES KOCSIS
An apparently ordinary day of an apparently ordinary homeless woman which ends up not being so ordinary after.

FERENC TÖRÖK
In 2011, Budapest the name of Moscow Square was changed to Széll Kálmán Square. This is a symbolic gesture, a historical moment. As the state propaganda wished, it was executed. To abolish everything that existed before. A new beginning. A nightmare.

SIMON SZABÓ
Andris wants to get a job abroad to save money for a flat. He applies to the Dreamstar cruiser, however, he faces obstacles at the interview already.

MÁRTA MÉSZÁROS
|A chance to live, if hope is over. An incubator... Somebody is waiting for you.

PÉTER FORGÁCS|
“Tapintat 0.1
Tact 01.”

When the 21-year-long Hungarian Cold Civil War (HCCW) was over in 2011, but the Hungarian Hot Civil War (HHCW) has not broken out yet – in short: during the ceasefire – our protagonist meets his friend, M, who became a politician and lives next to the Schickedanz palace. Our protagonist tries to begin a conversation, because he thinks if there is hope, then... As Martin Heidegger said: “Nur noch ein Gott kann uns retten“. ("Only a God Can Save Us.")

LÁSZLÓ SIROKI
In my film I show how I see the richest and poorest part of the country. I show how calm and “android” these two worlds are.

GYÖRGY PÁLFI
No film.

BENCE FLIEGAUF
When they tried to sell me the cohlea ear bone of a blue whale at a second-hand chandelier shop in Iceland, that's when I understood that the universe pours like the rain.

ANDRÁS SALAMON
In November, 2011 the Hungarian Parliament voted a law which made homelessness punishable by fine (maximum 150.000 HUF, around 500 EUR) or prison. The law came into force on 1st December, 2011.

JANCSÓ MIKLÓS
NAVIGARE NECESSE EST
AND TO MAKE FILMS ALSO...











 

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