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A Women Captured

Filmscreening and discussion with director Bernadett Truza-Ritter @ Panorama Europe 2018

Thursday, May 24, 2018 | 7 PM
Czech Center New York
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Panorama Europe 2018, the tenth edition of the essential festival of new and vital European cinema, co-presented by Museum of the Moving Image and the members of EUNIC (European Union National Institutes for Culture), includes fiction and documentary works that present a portrait of contemporary Europe during a period of tremendous flux. The festival, which launched in 2009 by Czech Center New York, continues to give New Yorkers an eclectic overview of the current European film scene. Highlighting recent films from throughout the continent, several of the films explore dialogues between the historic upheavals of the twentieth century and the current moment. Screenings will take place at both Museum of the Moving Image and the Bohemian National Hall.

This year Hungary’s feature picture will be A Women Captured, the breathtaking debut documentary of Hungarian independent filmmaker Bernadett Tuza-Ritter. Intense, provocative, and gripping, this true life shocker is a harrowing plunge into the shadowy world of modern slavery: the film revolves around a European woman, who has been kept by a family as a domestic slave for ten years. Drawing courage from the filmmaker's presence, she decides to escape the unbearable oppression and become a free person.

A story of a single mother trapped for over a decade in abusive, unpaid employment as an all-purpose servant to a well-off family, Tuza-Ritter's documentary premiered last year at IDFA and has been already presented at this year's Sundance Film Festival. Panorama Europe 2018 marks its official New York debut in Hungarian with English subtitles.

 

Join us for the screening of this incredible documentary in attendance of the director, with a Q&A session immediately following the film!

A Women Captured

About the Director

Bernadett Tuza-Ritter is a Hungarian independent filmmaker specializing in creative documentaries and fiction. She studied directing and editing at the University of Theatre and Film Arts Budapest. She's been the editor of several international features, shorts, and documentaries. She's worked as a director in The CineTrain project in 2013, Russia. A member of HSE and Hungarian Film Academy, 'A Woman Captured' is her first feature-length documentary. Tuza-Ritter is especially interested in experimenting with film language and pushing the boundaries between fiction and documentary. (via IMDb)

Festival Credits

Guest curator: Nellie Killian

Panorama Europe is coordinated by Gaelle Duchemin, European Union Delegation to the United Nations and in partnership with the Czech Center New York/Bohemian National Hall. The 2018 Panorama Europe Film Festival presenting partners are Arts Council Malta in New York, the Austrian Cultural Forum New York, the Balassi Institute - Hungarian Cultural Center New York, the Consulate General of the Republic of Croatia and the Croatian Audiovisual Centre, the Consulate General of Estonia, the Consulate General of Lithuania, the Consulate General of Portugal, the Consulate General of Slovakia, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, the Czech Center New York, the Delegation of the European Union to the United Nations, Dutch Culture USA program by the Consulate General of the Netherlands in New York, General Delegation of the Government of Flanders to the U.S.A., the Goethe-Institut New York, Instituto Cervantes, the Italian Cultural Institute, the Consulate General of Greece in New York and the Onassis Foundation USA, and the Polish Cultural Institute New York.

This program is supported by the EU Policy & Outreach Partnership (EU POP) of the Delegation of the European Union to the United States.

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