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Hungarian Animation After 1989

Station Žilina Záriečie: S1
02.07.2017
13:00
Duration 90:00

When the Berlin Wall fell in 1989, state-owned Pannonia Studio lost its central role. Private studios sprang up, many comprising former Pannonia staff. Such included Studio Varga, the first private studio in Hungary after 1989; and Kecskemétfilm Studio, which was founded in 1971 as the Kecskemét branch of Pannonia and is the oldest Hungarian animation studio.
The spread of digital techniques in the late ’90s led to animation filmmaking becoming less expensive and more widespread – often outside the studio-framework and distributed online. New millennium animation artists have largely broken with the philosophical traditions of Hungarian animated art, instead favouring narratives and film genres.

66 Greentree Street / Zöldfa utca 66.

directed by Mária Horváth

year: 1992
country: HU
duration: 06:00
Children’s garden wall daubings come to life.

Cultural-historical Manoeuvre at Night / Éjszakai kultúrtörténeti hadgyakorlat

directed by Zoltán Szilágyi Varga

year: 1991
country: HU
duration: 06:00
A parable examining the contradiction between “chronicle of wars” as a historical concept and the comprehensive approach of cultural history. A film for graduates and modern illiterates.

My Baby Left Me

directed by Milorad Krstić

year: 1995
country: HU
duration: 09:00
Sighs and screams in a neurotic, non-stop sex-odyssey. Won the Short Film Silver Bear in 1995.

Jonah / Jónás

directed by Líviusz Gyulai

year: 1996
country: HU
duration: 04:00
Resourceful Jonah is swallowed by a whale – which is a tragedy only for the latter... Nominated for a Short Film Palm d’Or in 1996.

Icar / Ikarosz

directed by Géza M. Tóth

year: 1996
country: HU
duration: 05:00
A film about the possibilities and impossibilities of flight.

Another Day / Egy újabb nap

directed by Pál Tóth

year: 1998
country: HU
duration: 09:00
A never-heard lesson in biology.

Bartók: Bear Dance / Bartók: Medvetánc

directed by Kinga Rofusz

year: 1998
country: HU
duration: 02:00
An abstract animated adaptation of the Hungarian composer Béla Bartók’s music composition in the fashion of Russian constructivism.

Bartók: Slightly Tipsy / Bartók: Kicsit ázottan

directed by Miklós Varga

year: 1998
country: HU
duration: 02:00
An animated adaptation of the Hungarian composer Béla Bartók’s music composition envisioning a drunk’s view of the world.

Bartók: Swineherd’s Dance / Bartók: Kanásztánc

directed by Tamás Patrovits

year: 1998
country: HU
duration: 02:00
A satirical collage-animated adaptation of the Hungarian composer Béla Bartók’s music composition presenting the history of Hungary as a set of clumsily fabricated Towers of Babel.

Arlequin

directed by Kinga Rofusz

year: 2002
country: HU
duration: 07:00
An old circus acrobat recalls his youth and the love of his life.

Dead Water / Holtágban

directed by Tibor Bánóczki

year: 2002
country: HU
duration: 06:00
A beautifully painted animation about a deserted holiday resort, an old train, a tired old railwayman, an accident, and two girls who wait where no one waits anymore.

Wasps, Geese, Pear Tree / Darazsak, ludak, körtefa

directed by László Csáki

year: 2004
country: HU
duration: 05:00
A chalk-drawing animated film about a childhood memory of grandma and grandpa.

Maestro

directed by Géza M. Tóth

year: 2004
country: HU
duration: 05:00
Five minutes before a big performance, Maestro gets ready behind the curtain. Time ticks by. Nominated for the Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film in 2006.

http://communism2010.ro

directed by Zsolt Damó, Dénes Sántha

year: 2010
country: HU
duration: 02:00
Waking up from his afternoon nap, a young man finds his computer bugged by the Romanian Communist Party.

Ariadne’s Thread / Ariadné fonala

directed by Attila Bertóti

year: 2009
country: HU
duration: 09:00
The classic elements of an Ancient Greek tale: a labyrinth, Minotaur, Theseus, Ariadne…and of course a thread.

Life Line / Életvonal

directed by Tomek Ducki

year: 2007
country: HU
duration: 06:00
A close encounter in a world where rules are set, paths are narrow, mistakes are fatal, and there’s no way back. Sounds familiar? 

Hanne

directed by Éva Magyarósi

year: 2005
country: HU
duration: 05:00
“I have completely fallen for Hanne. He’s the new boy here, the new guy.” Depicting a dizzying visual cosmos, this beautiful confession of love tells the story of a girl who tries to escape her lover’s influence. Winner of the Oberhausen Short Film Festival 2006.