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2023-04-18 20:37

Mediawave Film and Music Gathering Programme | Art Cinema Cirko-Gejzír


Data: 25-27/04/2023

Location: Art Cinema Cirko-Gejzír (Balassi Bálint Str. 15-17., 1055 Budapest)

 

TICKETS

 

25/04/2023

 

 

16:00 OPENING in the entrance hall (dance: Csilla Nagy)

 

 

GREAT HALL

 

 

16:30-18:00 SHORT FICTION COMPETITION 1 - CONNECTIONS
Dóra Laky: Left the bicycle behind (HU) 19 min
Left the Bicycle Behind is a magical realist short drama introducing a separating couple who are not able to communicate about a shared past trauma. actuality as the couple is dealing with an abortion that happened in their past.
Baptiste Drapeau: Pin Pon - The Firefighter’s ball (FR) 19 min
On the night of the summer prom, three friends have the brilliant idea of picking up girls “dressed as firemen”. But their plan takes a sharp turn when Joseph, already uncomfortable on the dance floor, finds himself on a real mission...
Khachatur Vasilian: Human (UA) 15 min
A man wakes up naked in a field. There is nothing and no one around, just a lonely lighthouse and a tree. The man runs there for answers.

Karol Ulman: End of the World (PL) 16 min
A suffering from insomnia young journalist is contracted to conduct an interview with a well-known artist. Feliks’ hitherto urban lifestyle is being confronted with the tranquility of a country land, likewise are his deepest fears.
Charlotte Junière: Scars (FR) 20 min
Flora is a scar massage therapist. One day, a young woman, Juliette, without «apparent wound», comes to demand a care. This encounter awakens an old scar of Flora...


18:30-19:50 SHORT FICTION COMPETITION 2 - FOCUS ON WOMEN
Karina Logothetis: Pebble (US) 13 min
When a therapist’s daughter decides to break into her mother’s office, steal all the medication and end her life, an uninvited patient walks in and is desperately asking for help. What follows is a very unorthodox therapy session.
Dorka Vermes: Alba Vulva (HU) 15 min
Edina goes to a beauty salon for a full-on bikini wax. During the painful treatment she gets in touch with her repressed memories and with her inner sorrow. Based on the short story by Nancy Jo Cullen.
Hossein Iraji: One of us (IR) 14 min
It’s the story of a teenager who has been engaged to an oldman and she gets pregnant. Story of a mother and a daughter.
Polina Naboka, Sophia Naboka: Three Days And One Reason (RU) 25 min.
A schoolgirl in a provincial southern town falls in love with the prettiest guy in the school. They have their first sex, which turns into a nightmare for her.
Hossein Shojaei: The Highway Margin (IR) 13min
In Iran, women who wear their hair uncovered in public face imprisonment. In Iran, all 18-year-old boys are obliged to serve in the military. A girl, a boy, a headscarf that blows in the wind, and a surreal satire of Iran today.


20:30-22:00 SHORT FICTION COMPETITION 3 - #YOUTH
Léo Fontaine: Dog hearts (FR) 12 min
It’s late afternoon, Ana and Oceane, 17 years old, are waiting in front of their local movie theater. More than a simple outing, this is a date for four. If Ana and Samy are already dating, for Océane and Théo, it is the first date. Maybe the first of a long story.
Márk Beleznai: Another Nest (HU) 17 min
24-year-old Ádám is a weed dealer and lives in the flat of his recently deceased grandma. His quiet, dead-end life changes when his much younger half-brother, Bence suddenly appears, wanting to move in temporarily.
Valéry Carnoy: Titan (BE) 19 min
Nathan is a thirteen year old boy. Driven by his new friend Malik, he prepares himself for a strange ritual to become a member of a teens gang.
Bea de Silva: Tula (SP) 13 min
Tula is the cleaning lady at a private school for girls. During her workday, she meets the headteacher’s fourteen-year-old daughter in the toilet. The girl is going to tell Tula her secret.
Mohamad W. Ali: Father’s Footsteps (SYR) 28 min
In the Syrian War, a woman lost her husband trying to hide the truth from her tongue-tied(Muted) child by acting the father role, facing life alone trying to protect her family.


SECOND HALL

 

 

16:15 - 17:35 - CROSS ART COMPETITION
Thibaut Ras, Csilla Nagy: Alchemy (HU) 13 min (dance)
“Earthly forces move my body: wind bends it, water hugs it, earth supports it, fire shakes it, and the ether connects the invisible with the visible in me.”- Csilla Nagy
Evgeny Masloboev, Ivan Milov, Stepan Turik: ADAM (RU) 17min (music)
A master ceramist with the soul of a true artist and with the capabilities of a genuine creator goes into the night to search for new clay, since the world in which the artist lives is full of beauty, but bereft of spirituality.
Jana Nedzvetskaya: Sleeping Beauty (RU) 16 min (dance)
The childless royal couple expected a child for many years. They have got a real monster after the birth of their daughter. The young princess made life in the castle unbearable.Fortunately, the kind fairy turned the curse into a test of strength and gave the young princess a groom and eternal love.
Hiroya Sakurai: The Stream XII (JP) 4 min (cross art)
In the artificial environment of the paddy field, water—an element of nature—follows the rules of the artificial. As a result, nature is made abstract, giving rise to a new form of beauty distinct from the natural state.
Péter Forgács: Minimal Music Group 180. 1982 Tour (HU) 18 min (music)
Group 180. In 1982 from behind the Iron Curtain artist from Hungary we had our first Western concert tour to Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Cologne, Paris. This film was shot on S-8 film, fine followup of ours minimal music concert tour.
Róbert Bordás: Bujdosó trió - Guarantee of Quasi (HU) 10min (music)
This clip was shot during the first quarantine period. We were trying to show the strange, precarious situation that people were facing then (and in a slightly different way, but of course now), and we understood it.


18:00-19:15 ANIMATION COMPETITION A
Paulina Ziółkowska: 3 geNARRATIONS (PL) 9 min
3 generations, 3 narrations, 3 different points of view. A dance of generations.
Fedor Yudin: The Ant March (RU) 6 min
The film is a fantasy about the little world under our feet.
Dániel Bárány: Supper (HU) 15 min
During a dysfunctional family dinner, oppressed family members battle their oppressors. The battle for domination leads to a monstrous outcome.
Osman Cerfon: Aaaah! (FR) 12 min
Aaaah! is a cry of pain, surprise, fear, joy, songs, grumbling, laughter, anger… Aaaah! is the expression with which children, these primary and innocent beings, experience life in a community, framed by the whistles of adults.
Ana Nedeljković, Nikola Majdak Jr: Money and Happiness (SRB) 10 min
The hamsters live and work in Hamsterland, a perfect state with a perfect economy. The GDP grows steadily, there is no unemployment, and 100% of the population declare themselves to be happy.
Ivan Bondarenko: Not For Me (RU) 8 min
A young man is going to the country to gather mushrooms. On his way to the country, he meets a young girl. The impression of this fleeting meeting changes both his inner world and the reality around him.
Katarzyna Kijek, Przemysław Adamski: Slow Light (PL) 11 min
A boy who was born blind, suddenly at the age of seven sees a light. A medical examination reveals that his eyes are so dense that it takes seven years for the light to reach the retina and hence for the image to reach his consciousness.

 

19:30-20:40 DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION 2.
Lea Hoffarth: Lecsó (DE) 6 min.+ DISCUSSION
Lecsó is a traditional Hungarian recipe and it is originally made with bacon. Vegetarian narrator Florá said: ‘The rich taste changed everything for me!’To place value on this, I exclusively developed the film with Tomatol.
Piotr Bieliński: Imprisoned (PL) 20 min
Batory is a boy in a girl’s body. We meet him when he is serving a prison sentence in the Warszawa-Grochów Detention Center for frequent travel by city train without a valid ticket and beating his ex-girlfriend’s boyfriend.
Arthur Bálint: Small-Town Barber (HU) 42 min
A family barbershop of a small town is under renovation. They talk about crucial thoughts of life. It could happen in any other places in the world.


THIRD HALL

 

 

16: 30-18:00 DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION 1.
Ibolya Simó: Never in Love. 52 Years of Faithfulness (HU) 15 min
József, a deaf-mute senior athlete trains for his running competitions with no limits. He has passionately lived his dreams, while his disabled wife has only done so in their 53-year-marriage.
Antonio Spano: Amuka (BE) 71 min
The Democratic Republic of Congo could feed almost 1 in 2 people on Earth. Yet one in six Congolese people suffer from hunger. Faced with this paradox, the peasants regroup in agricultural cooperatives.


18: 30-20:45 CRISES & RENEWAL 1.

Péter Szalay: RapeRooms (HU) 52 min - without subtitles
RapeRooms (Other flowers of Imre Bukta a famous Hungarian contemporary fine artist) The film, which waves on the waves of Kovid, started on the day of the 2020 curfew. The duel between the artist (s) and the stealth virus is still relevant today, although it can be overcome with some irony.
Ahmad Saleh: Night (PAL) 16 min
The dust of war keeps the eyes sleepless. Night brings peace and sleep to all the people in the broken town. Only the eyes of the mother of the missing child stay resilient.
Taye Cimon, Pierre Coëz, Julie Groux, Sandra Leydier, Manuarii Morel, Romain Seisson: Code Rose (FR) 5 min
In the open sea, a flamingo lands on an aircraft carrier. To keep the runway clear and get the planes to take off, the military have to get rid of it. But the flamingo and its congeners return relentlessly to put pink on the grey war machine.
Olga Samolevska: Chas Nedyatiachy (war reflection) (UA) 60 min - English subtitles
This film that avoids rhetoric, but warns of the dangers of fueling World War III. There are elderly Ukrainians who survived World War II when they were kids. All united by a bitter experience of unforgettable tragedies. Now Ukrainian kids are witnessing a new war. Let’s look at the war through the eyes of the children.


21:00-22:40 DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION 3.
Rodrigo Sena: The Traditional Brazilian Family KATU (BRA) 25 min
The Guardians of the Atlantic Forest and their resistance to current problems in contemporary challenges such as the environment and agribusiness, evangelization in villages, drug abuse, indigenous education and higher education.
Denis Ramos & Ferdinando Formisano: Manish (FRA) 75 min
Manish is a polio-disabled boy, who flees from the provinces of Sierra Leone to Freetown during the civil war. He joins there a group of disabled beggars and starts a new life in a dilapidated house. His life takes a new turn when two young people show up in the squat. Despite the ever-presence of poverty, violence, and death, all hope is not lost.

 

***

26/04/2023

 

 

GREAT HALL

 

 

16:00-18:00 DOCU PANORAMA + DISCUSSION
Máté Fuchs: Unprocessed (HU) 72 min. + DISCUSSION
Unprocessed is a documentary about the memory of the Roma killings of 2008-2009. The film is inspired by the theater group “Romano Teatro” and the rehearsals and performance of their play commemorating the hate crimes, titled ‘The Smile of Hate’.

 

19:00-22:00 DOCU PANORAMA + DISCUSSION
Barbara Spitzer: Uncle Judy Part 1 (HU) 52 min
Barbara Spitzer: Uncle Judy Part 2 (HU) 51 min
Throughout all his 95 years the late Jakab Glaser, uncle “Judy” was connected to the Teleki Square in Budapest. Today, 22 Teleki Square is the onlyJewish praying house that has survived and has been continuously in operation since its foundation, for more than 100 years now - thanks to the male members of the Glaser family, including, until his death, Uncle Judy. Who went through everything that the past century had in store for Hungarian Jewry.


SECOND HALL

 

 

16:45-18:05 SHORT FICTION COMPETITION 4 - OUTSIDERS
Dániel Füzes: Winners (HU) 16 min
Two teenagers living on the violent outskirts of Budapest, where physical strength is the difference between boy and man.A friend of theirs gets beaten up and they decide to get revenge, but being a man means something much more.
Steve Spremo: Ice Cream. Sladoled (US) 13 min
A Day in the Life of a thirty-something immigrant caught in a rut. He lives in a place where everyone speaks a different language and no one understands anyone else. When his wife asks him to buy ice cream, his day unravels as misunderstandings sink to absurd misadventures.
Grégory Carnoli, Thibaut Wohlfahrt: F*cking Head (BE) 22 min.
Stéphane, returns to his hometown to watch a soccer match. After going to a Flemish nightclub. But the exit does not go as planned. We don’t choose the way others see us.
Nicolas Reza: Impasse (PL) 16 min
Piotrek is attacked by a group of guys from his school. Through his struggles, he meets Arek - a taxi driver who decides to help him and take him home. During their journey, the taxi driver makes the boy a special offer.
Mehdi Parizad: It builds a life (IR) 13 min
It was supposed to build a life, not ruin it.

 

18:45-19:50 ANIMATION COMPETITION B
Nikolett Fábián: Resting Fog (HU) 5 min
Resting Fog The experimental animated film Resting fog depicts the process of reliving a memory – and the disintegration that follows – through a series of associative images. The film takes place in a fictional, dreamlike sanatorium surrounded by the sea and the setting sun.
Réka Bucsi: Intermission (HU) 5 min
R​epetitive still standing movement​, an exploration of the visual image for its own sake.​ A projection of mental images, which are formed while listening to music.
Tal Kantor: Letter to a Pig (FR) 17 min
A Holocaust survivor reads a letter he wrote to the pig who saved his life. A young schoolgirl hears his testimony in class and sinks into a twisted dream where she confronts questions of identity, collective trauma, and the extremes of human nature.
Saule Matvienko: Progress (RU) 2 min
The genesis, growth, and progress of the line in Paul Klee’s painting.
Levente Zsigmond Hajdu, Ákos Nagy: J’écoute les sons étouffés dans la pluie (HU) 16 min
After a short period of research and exploration we decided to use a hybrid approach that incorporates several analogue and digital techniques. Initially we collected fast-motion footage but then we considered this so far removed from my composition that we abandoned it and created a result with several special tools.
Raoul Faure: Martyr (FR) 8 min
The first years of Marcel’s life are very happy. He lives in maternal love, until Sophie’s birth. There, Marcel plunges into a spiral of loneliness and sadness.
Diana Cam Van Nguyen: Love, Dad (CZ) 12 min
She finds letters full of love her dad wrote her 15 years ago. Now she fights to get that love back.

 

20:30 ANIMATION COMPETITION C
Nikolaus Jantsch: The Music that you play (A) 4 min
The music that you play’ is a song by Austrian band Yellow Mellow, the music video is created by animation artist Nikolaus Jantsch using a technique called “direct animation”, or “drawn on film”. The footage was produced by painting, drawing and scratching directly on 16mm film. With the help of nowadays software, this century old technique supports the character of the engaging music with a fresh approach, turning great sound into a rousing visual imagery. “You say, you have no feelings for this world outside your room. You say the only healing is that the music is going on.” This first two lines of the song beautifully describe the feelings of many: seeing music as a sanctuary from the uncomfortable, daily life.
Nikita Diakur: Backflip (DE) 13 min
Attempting a backflip is not safe. You can break your neck, or land on your head, or land badly on your wrists. None of that is nice, so my avatar does the trick. It practices on a 6-core processor with the help of Machine Learning.
Anna Kadykova: Bear Speculation (RU) 11 min
The Idiot and the Cat live together in a complete jazz madness. The Idiot is always busy with his own business: he tries to learn French, and a minute later he plays the contrabass. And the Cat cuts pieces of paper all the time.
Varya Yakovleva: Oneluv (RU) 11 min
Strangers come to visit the home of a young couple. Destruction of the established order and harmony within the family.
Nikita Meshcheryakov: Drunk (RU) 4 min - English, no subtitles
Confessions of a person suffering from alcoholism. Based on works made by Paul Klee.
Leo Černic: Pentola (IT) 7 min
It’s not so easy to be a hero. But you, Pentola, you are my superhero.
Joachim Hérissé: Skinned (FR) 15 min
In an old building, lost in the middle of the swamp, live two strange women, Siamese twins by one leg. At night, the Flayed has terrifying nightmares in which she sees her sister’s flesh covering her own body...


THIRD HALL

 

 

16:00-17:30 CRISES & RENEWAL 2. + DISCUSSION
Daniel Le Hai: Time to Revolt (PL) 15 min
The protagonist of the story is Ania who is freegan, performance artist and a member of Extinciton Rebelion organization. . “Time to revolt” is a documentary short film, a portrait of modern Poland through eyes of young activist.
Péter Szalay: No command! (HU) 71 min +DISCUSSION - without subtitles and translation
1989 – the reinvention of Europe. A regime that has been in power for 40 years suddenly collapses, the borders get redrawn.


18:30-20:00 CRISES & RENEWAL 3.
Star Bazancir, Jasmina Pusök: Courage (SW) 16 min
We were created out of love, but something has been taken away from us. Meet Jasmina and Miriam, who took the courage to break free from a life of despair in prostitution.
Mátyás Kálmán: Paying a Visit to Fortuna (HU) 74 min
A middle-aged couple living in a small town in Hungary won the lottery, while they were struggling to cope with everyday life. A personal story of this unordinary couple - their delight and the difficulties they had to face.

20:30-22:00 DOCUMENTARY COMPETITION 4.
Rodrigo Sena: Urubá (BRA) 15 min
The spirit world around you takes place much more through the third eye than through the physical ones. To Luiz’s eyes, that which is invisible is not invisible thanks to his spiritual sensitivity.
Dér Asia: Howling like we do (SK) 90 min - without subtitles
Can an independent thinker and artist change society? Lajos Kassák was a self-educated working-class poet, a father of Hungarian Avant-garde, leftist thinker who believed in the revolutionary power of art. His life surpasses many historical eras; he lived under the left and right-wing dictatorships, through wars and revolutions.

 

 

***
27/04/2023

 

 

15:50-16:00 Music performance in the hall, beginning of the awarding ceremony.

GREAT HALL


AWARD-WINNING DOCUMENTARIES
16:00 Madhi Zamanpoor Kiasari: Kal Fatemeh (IRN)
52 min - BEST DOCUMENTARY
Kal Fatemeh, a woman with a speech impediment, lives in her own farm away from the village with her two sons. She runs a farm and rears cattle for her living, meeting many challenges.
18:00 Tomasz Grzymała: The Field (PL) 17 min - BEST SHORT DOCUMENTARY
A forester living alone in the depths of Northern Poland knows every rock, notices every smallest anomaly in his forest. After many years of observing nature with great detail he discovers an unusual physical force. He measures it with his unique handmade instruments.
20:00 Róbert Lakatos: Whose dog am I? (HU) 80 min BEST DIRECTOR + DISCUSSION
In this documentary satire, dog breading ideologies are metaphors for human national and social politics.

SECOND HALL


16:00 STUDENT FILMS’ SELECTION
18:30 AUDIENCE FAVOURITE FILMS

 

 

THIRD HALL


16:00 AWARD-WINNING ANIMATION FILMS


LIVE MUSIC with János Vázsonyi


19:30 AWARD-WINNING SHORT FICTION FILMS

 

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Tickets: 1500 Ft/block of films (ex. Documentary Competition 2.). We suggest purchasing the tickets online because of the limited capacity of the cinema halls.

 

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