Hungarian Film Days 2019
Due to recent events Time Stands Still will be replaced by Moscow Square. We apologize for any inconvenience caused by this.
The Embassy of Hungary in Stockholm and Folkets Bio i Lund invites you to Södran for an intriguing selection of emblematic Hungarian films under the motto “Witnessing Change”, as part of the ’89/’90 – Thirty Years of Freedom memorial year celebration. The Hungarian Film Days aim at opening new perspectives on Hungarian cinematography to Swedish audiences and allow for a glimpse into the richness and diversity of Hungarian films which are experiencing a revival since the fall of the Iron Curtain in 1989 and regaining freedom and independence.
In their diversity, these four films are connected by the idea of witnessing change in our societies but also by their refreshingly bold visual expression, their maturity and cunning storytelling. This selection features masterpieces of Hungarian cinema tradition, as well as apt representatives of a new golden age in Hungarian cinema reflecting upon 30 years of freedom.
Do not miss the opportunity!
All films are screened in Hungarian original with English subtitles.
Free admission, but to secure your place seat reservation is recommended.
Folkets Bio i Lund in cooperation with The Embassy of Hungary in Stockholm and Ungerskt Kulturforum i Lund/ Lundi Magyar Kultúrfórum
Wednesday December 4, 18:00 / 6 pm
THE WITNESS (uncensored version) by Péter Bacsó (1969)
Banned for over a decade for its outspoken criticism of the post-WWII communist regime in Hungary, Péter Bacsó's 'The Witness' has since then achieved unparalleled cult status in its native land and become known as the best satire about communism.
The Witness will be introduced by Veronika Papp, Communications and Cultural Coordinator at the Embassy of Hungary in Stockholm.
Thursday December 5, 18:00 / 6 pm
AURORA BOREALIS by Márta Mészáros (2017)
Hungarian film's Grand Old Lady is still active. Aurora Borealis discusses the dramatic situations that grow out of identity crises, the open wounds caused by war in a shattered Europe, and the liberating power of lies unveiled.
Saturday December 7, 16:00 / 4 pm
BAD POEMS by Gábor Reisz (2018)
Described as "one of these magical films with the power to transform the ordinary into extraordinary, the very personal into something universal", Bad Poems gives us a highly subjective view of Hungary's present.
Sunday December 8, 17:30 / 5.30 pm
MOSCOW SQUARE by Ferenc Török (2001)
It is 1989, an important year in the political history of Hungary. On Petya's 18th birthday he and his friends gather in Budapest's Moscow Square to pop champagne and begin lengthy celebrations. May Day sees them swimming in the famous Hotel Gellert and breakfasting on Liberty Bridge, as the political clouds begin to lift and it seems youth and the country face a brave new future...