Hungarian Film Screening and Discussion at the Balassi Institut

Famous Hungarian film director Márta Mészáros comes to Berlin for a screening of her films and a discussion

February 05th, 2019
Henrietta Störig, News from Berlin
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Márta Mészáros is a famous Hungarian film director, who was the first ever director awarded with the Goldener Bär award at the Berlinale 1975 for her film Örökbefogadás (Adoption). This year, the Berlinale Classics is screening this film in a newly digital version. For this occasion, Márta comes to Berlin and will be screening two of her classic films with a following discussion at the Balassi Institut, Collegium Hungaricum Berlin (CHB).

The Hungarian cultural institute Balassi-Intézet is hosting the screening and discussion with Márta Mészáros on Wednesday, February 13. As a prominent guest, Hanna Schygulla, a famous German actress, will join the discussion. At 14:15, the film ők ketten (The Two of Them, 1977) will be shown. Digitally restored, the film was premiered at the Museum of Modern Art in New York in January of this year. At 16:45, Napló Gyermekeimnek (Diary for my Children, 1984) will be shown; a film about adolescence in 1945 Budapest. Following, at 19:00, the discussion with Márta Mészáros and Hanna Schygulla will begin.

The event aims at promoting Hungarian culture of film and language in Germany. Thus, the films will be shown in the original Hungarian language with English subtitles. The subsequent discussion will be held in English as well. The event will be held in the CHB on the 13th February starting at 14:15 but can be joined later for the second film or discussion. It is open to everyone and the entrance is free.


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