If this is heaven, bring on the afterlife! The spirits of legendary Hungarian filmmakers Michael Curtiz and Gábor Bódy meet in a metaphysical screening room, while on the screen footage plays of classic twentieth-century films.

Based loosely on their individual biographies, this found-footage essay film not only presents a clash of personalities – Curtiz emigrated to the United States when the Communists took over in Hungary, while Bódy remained in Hungary – this is above all a battle between two different film styles. Curtiz (originally Kertész) is a little older and directed more than a hundred and fifty productions during Hollywood's 'Golden Age'. Bódy became a pioneer of experimental, avant-garde work and a highly respected film theoretician. As images that are ingrained in our collective consciousness flicker by on the screen, a dialogue about life, work and art between two geniuses unfolds.

Screenings

  • Mon 27 Jan LantarenVenster 5
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  • Wed 29 Jan KINO 3
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  • Thu 30 Jan LantarenVenster 6
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Original title
Üres lovak
Filmmaker
Péter Lichter
Country
Hungary
Year
2019
Medium
Digital
Length
67’
Language
Hungarian
Producer
Dóra Nedeczky
Production Company
Mindwax Ltd.
Sales
Mindwax Ltd.
Writer
Péter Lichter, Bence Kránicz, Gábor Roboz
Cinematography
David Gerencsér
Editor
Péter Lichter
Sound Design
Péter Benjámin Lukács
Music
Ádám Márton Horváth
Cast
Pál Mácsai, Roland Rába