On 22 March 2023, the exhibition PETŐFI FOR ALL SEASONS: Political Changes in the Petőfi Cult between 1942 and 1956, organized to mark the 200th anniversary of Petőfi's birth, opened at the Blinken OSA Archivum, with a discussion entitled Petőfi's Political Memory from Dualism to the Present Day, the first event in a series of PETŐFI MIRAGES programs related to the exhibition.
From mid-March to the end of May, the Archivum's program series entitled PETŐFI MIRAGES is not about Petőfi's life and art, but about the history of Petőfi's memory and its various aspects. We have been chasing Petőfi's mirage for 176 years. A series of events, including film screenings, theatre performances, readings, and talks, will offer insights into the history of this story.
The programs are in Hungarian.
March 29, Wednesday, 6:00 p.m. - Sándor Petőfi on film. Film screening and discussion.
How was Petőfi seen on film at the dawn of the Horthy era, at the height of the Rákosi era, and in the desolate Kádár era? Excerpts will be shown from the films The sea has risen (1953) and András Lányi's Segesvár (1974), but there will also be a discussion of the 1922 biographical film Petőfi, of which no copies have survived.
Participants: Gábor Gelencsér, film historian, and Bernadett Sulyok, museologist