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Mind the Wall!

Animated short films from Central-Eastern Europe about 1989


Filmscreening and Q&A
Monday, December 2, 2019 | 7 PM
Bohemian National Hall
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Curious how animators in the Eastern Block thought about the changes brought by 1989?

To celebrate the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Iron Curtain that physically and ideologically divided Europe during the Cold War, Hungarian Cultural Center, New York invites you to the Bohemian National Hall to see a hand-picked selection of top-shelf auteur animated short films.

Made in the time of or about the collapse of the Iron Curtain and the Berlin Wall in the former Soviet satellite countries of Central-Eastern Europe as Poland, Hungary, and Czecho-Slovakia, these 8 carefully curated animated shorts are wildly imaginative, signaling the coming downfall of Communism by depicting the political and social anomalies of authoritarian state Socialism with a surprising degree of openness and wit.

Screening order:

Scones by Gyula Nagy HUNGARY (1984) 9’
Easter Greetings by Béla Weisz HUNGARY (1987) 2’
The Race by Marek Serafiński POLAND (1989) 12’
Mind the Steps! by István Orosz HUNGARY (1989) 6’
The Death of Stalinism in Bohemia by Jan Švankmajer CZECHO-SLOVAKIA, UK (1990) 10’
In the Box by Michal Struss SLOVAKIA (1999) 6’
Untravel by Nikola Majdak Jr., Ana Nedeljković SERBIA, SLOVAKIA (2018) 10’
Esterhazy by Izabela Plucińska GERMANY, POLAND (2008) 25’
 
The films will be introduced by Eszter Polonyi, Visiting Assistant Professor in the History of Art and Design of the Pratt Institute.
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