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Dog's Night Song - Intellectuals and the Secret Police During State Socialism

Arts & Entertainment
Thursday, February 4, 2016, 6:00 pm – 8:00 pm

Dog's Night Song (fiction film, in Hungarian with English subtitles, 1983, directed by Gabor Body)

A disconcerting portrait of a Hungarian town thrown into disarray by the arrival of a new parish priest, the film is a web of fragmented and often intersecting narratives: the audience follows a wheelchair-bound veteran of the 1956 uprising unable to commit suicide; an astronomer who moonlights in a punk band; the abused wife of an explosives officer who runs away to join the band; and their son, who films his world with a German tourist's Super 8 camera. A pioneering work of European cinema. (OSA)

In cooperation with Vera & Donald Blinken Open Society Archives

The screening is attached to the lecture "Gabor Body: The many faces of a counter-cultural icon" by Andras Gervai in TIGY Room at 15.30 on February 4 in the course "Counter-Cultures and Power During State Socialism."