Selection from the successes of the Kecskemétfilm Studio



09.17. 13:30
Toldi Main Hall

Az éjszaka csodái / Miracles of the Night, 1982,  8'
Majd a tisztáson / Come to the Clearing, 1982,  8'
Mujkalo Zlotari, 1983, 8'
Apokrif / Apocrypha, 1984, 2' 
Hogyan kerül Eszter az asztalra? / How Did Esther Get on the Table?, 1986, 10'
Western, 2' (1989) 
Húsvéti anzix / Easter Greetings, 1989, 2' 
Éjszakai kultúrtörténeti hadgyakorlat / Culturhistorical Manoeuvre at Night, 1992, 7' 
Zöldfa utca 66. / 66 Green Tree Street, 1992, 7'
Mielőtt / Before, 2005,  4'
Jegyzőkönyv Mansfeld Péter emlékére / Court Record – In Memoriam Péter Mansfeld, 2006, 6'
Dűne / Dune, 2020, 4’

Kecskemétfilm Studio was founded in 1971 as the first regional affiliate of Pannónia Film Studio, headed up from the very beginning by producer Ferenc Mikulás. In 1991 the studio became an independent entity and in 1993 it moved into private ownership. (Uniquely in the Hungarian film sector, staff bought out the state’s equity stake in their workplace.) Their best-know production is the 100-part Magyar népmesék (Hungarian Folk Tales) series launched under the direction of Marcell Jankovics and later curated by Mária Horváth and Lajos Nagy. As well as TV series, for example, Vízipók-csodapók (Water Spider-Wonder Spider), Mesék Mátyás királyról (Tales of King Matthias), Leo és Fred (Leo and Fred) and commissions from foreign studios (for example, The Secret of Kells, The Red Turtle), the studio’s profile also includes experimental shorts that transgress idiomatic boundaries. Whereas Zoltán Szilágyi Varga shines with his graphically finely worked short films evidencing robust symbolism, Gábor Ulrich develops a grotesque, danse macabre-like universe in his fine art-sourced digital animations.