Unfinished Past: Crimes, Ideology and Violence
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.
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.