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30 Jan – 9 Feb 2025

Péter Lichter

Péter LICHTER (1984, Hungary) studied film history and theory at the ELTE University in Budapest and wrote his PhD thesis on the relationship between American avant-garde cinema and science fiction. Since 2002, Lichter has been making abstract found-footage films, lyrical documentaries and experimental features. His 2012 short Look Inside the Ghost Machine was nominated for the Jury Award for Best Narrative Short at Tribeca. In 2017, he directed his first feature film Frozen May. The Philosophy of Horror – A Symphony of Film Theory (2020) was his third collaboration with Bori Máté. He has also written several books on film and teaches at the Department of Film and Visual Studies of the University of Pécs in Budapest.


Éjszakai elöadás/Slow Midnight Show (2004, short), Station West (2005, short), 77 év déjà vu/77 Years of Déja Vu (2006, short), FéLáLom/Light-Sleep (2009, short), Cazetta (2011, short doc), Look Inside the Ghost Machine (2012, short), No Signal Detected (2013, short), Rimbaud (2014, short doc), Polaroids (2015, short doc), Pure Virtual Function (2015, short), 2016. október 8./8th October 2016 (2016, short, co-dir), Non-Places: Beyond the Infinite (2016, short doc), Some of the Sensations (2017, short, co-dir) Fagyott május/Frozen May (2017), Le Pont Mirabeau: Guillaume Apollinaire (2018, short), The Rub (2018, co-dir), Nutrition Fugue (2018, short doc), George’s Poem (2018, short), Üres lovak /Empty Horses(2019), A horror filozófiája/The Philosophy of Horror – A Symphony of Film Theory (2020, co-dir), Barokk Femina (2020, doc), Arnheim in Anaheim (2021, short doc), Being Here, Dreaming There (2021, short), Darkness is falling through darkness (2021, short), Dr. Moreau (2022, short, co-dir), The Mysterious Affair at Styles (2022)

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Péter Lichter at IFFR