Previously at the ICA - Seasons

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25 Jun 200930 Jun 2009

Second Hungarian Film Showcase: Before & After 1989

We have Q&As with the film-makers after the screenings. The season's patron is David Korda, representing the Korda family. Titles courtesy of Filmunio Hungary.

  • Still: Made in Hungaria

    Made in Hungaria + Q&A

    25 Jun 2009

    Check the Gate's opening film, a new feature about a teen bringing gyrating hips and rock'n'roll to communist Hungary in the mid-60s.

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  • Still: The Witness

    The Witness

    26 Jun 2009

    A satire on the Hungarian personality cult of 1948-53 focusing on two old friends, a dam-keeper and a fish poacher.

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  • Still: The Lord's Lantern in Budapest

    The Lord's Lantern in Budapest + Q&A

    26 Jun 2009

    Three gravediggers contemplate the fate of the world and the inevitability of death.

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  • Still: The Thief of Bagdad

    The Thief of Bagdad + Q&A

    27 Jun 2009

    A special screening of this lavish 1940s fantasy adventure in honour of the Korda family.

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  • Still: Love

    Love + Q&A

    27 Jun 2009

    Luca waits for her husband, imprisoned years earlier by the communists.

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  • Still: Junk Movie

    Junk Movie + Q&A

    27 Jun 2009

    Communism collapses and, in a greasy council estate pub, a collection of Chaplinesque characters argue, fight, kidnap and fall in love.

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  • Still: Time Stands Still

    Time Stands Still + Q&A

    28 Jun 2009

    A delightful and intriguing feature about a group of teens living in Budapest in 1963.

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  • Still: Moscow Square

    Moscow Square + Q&A

    28 Jun 2009

    While history is being made, Petya and his friends are more concerned with girls, partying and easy money.

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  • Still: We Never Die

    We Never Die + Q&A

    29 Jun 2009

    A film that captures the deliciousness of smalltown Hungarian life, through the eyes of a teenager and his mischievous uncle.

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  • Still: Bolshe Vita

    Bolshe Vita + Q&A

    29 Jun 2009

    Small-time criminals, a teacher, musicians and tourists are all regulars at the Bolshe Vita pub.

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  • Still: Family Nest

    Family Nest

    30 Jun 2009

    Béla Tarr's first feature (astonishingly made when the director was 22) is about the 1970s Hungarian housing crisis.

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  • Still: Sweet Emma, Dear Böbe

    Sweet Emma, Dear Boumlbe + Q&A

    30 Jun 2009

    The realities of day-to-day life in post-communist Hungary are brought into focus in this story of two young women in Budapest.

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