upcoming activity: lecture on Hungarian new wave cinema (1960’s)

On november 13, 18.30, I give a 2 hour lecture in the Brussels Filmmuseum – Cinematek.

I will talk about the Hungarian new wave cinema

At the end of the ’50s, a nouvelle vague in cinema hit Eastern Europe as well. A new wind brought thematical and visual renewal. In Hungary the Béla Balázs studio played an important role, because it provided a free area for young filmmakers to create shortfilms in total freedom. It became a significant school for filmmakers such as Miklós Jancsó, István Szabó, Zoltán Huszárik, István Gaál, Zoltán Fábri, Károly Makk and András Kovács. As such, a lot of peculiar and often very poetical films saw the light in Hungary. The lecture will be illustrated by examples form the Béla Balázs studio and fiction films from that period, and is followed by the projection of the film ‘Szerelem’ (“Love”) by Karoly Makk (1971).

see http://www.cinematek.be/mailings/1e48c4420b7073bc11916c6c1de226bb101512/index.html for more details!

(a small warning: the lecture will be in Dutch…)

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