Unfinished Past: Crimes, Ideology and Violence

Roundtable
18 November 2020 - 6:00PM to 6:45PM

We talk to three young filmmakers from the Student and Debut Film Competition about how the unfinished past is present in their films. Barbara Berezňákova, Yuriy Pivovarov and Henrique Amud’s films were made using different techniques and are of differing lengths, yet they raise a similar question: how do the unfinished affairs and historical traumas of the 20th century determine the functioning of 21st century societies? They reflect on European regime change (Never Happened), the feeling of nostalgia (The Secretary of Ideology), working with archival materials (Stunned, I Remain Alert), and for whom and how filmmaking can be therapeutic.

Moderators:
Janka Barkóczi, film critic, film historian, curator of the Student and Debut Competition
Beja Margitházi, assistant professor at ELTE's Department of Film Studies, curator of the Student and Debut Competition

The discussion is in English. 

Participant(s): 
Henrique Amud
Director

Henrique Amud is a screenwriter and image researcher based in Rio de Janeiro. He made his feature debut as a writer with the documentary Como Você Me Vê? (2017). He worked together with Lucas H. Rossi dos Santos on the documentary Othelo, O Grande as a writer and researcher. Stunned, I Remain Alert is his directorial film debut.

Yuriy Pivovarov
Director

Yuriy Pivovarov was born in Moscow in 1990. He majored in philosophy at the Russian State University. He has worked as a first camera assistant in movie productions since 2013, and has attended the Marina Razbezhkina and Mikhail Ugarov School of Documentary Film and Theater since 2018.

Barbora Berezňáková
Director

Barbora Berezňáková is a graduate of the University of Performing Arts in Bratislava, the film directing course at NYFA, and the Animation and Film Department of BBAA, UPV, Valencia. Barbora has worked on TV documentaries and web videos for various NGO productions as a director or editor. Her work also includes video installations, gallery screenings and music videos. She experiments with new ways of storytelling and crosses genres in documentary film.