Interfilm Schweiz
28/04/2023 -

In Uncertain Times - Interfilm Seminar in Budapest


Wednesday, 26.4.


5.00 p.m. Registration of the participants

6.00 p.m. Buffet – Invitation of the Károly Gáspar-University of the Reformed Church in Hungary

7.00 p.m. Opening

Speakers: Dr. Julia Helmke, INTERFILM President, Prof. Dr. Lászlo Trócsányi, Principal of the


7.30 p.m. Film I: István Szabó: Zárójelentés/Final Report, Hungary, 2020 (118 min.), OR

István Szabó: Apa/Father, Hungary, 1966 (85 min.)

followed by a talk with István Szabó (requested)

Thursday, 27.4.

9.15 a.m. Merry-Go-Round. Hungarian Film Artists at Gome and Abroad.

Lecture by Peter Muszatics

10.00 a.m. Discussion

10.30 a.m. Film II: Zoltán Fábri: Körhinta/Merry-Go-Round, Hungary, 1955 (96 min.)

12.30 a.m. Lunch

2 p.m. The significance of religion in politically unstable times. A religious studies analysis based

on the film A Taste of Sunshine (Hungary, Germany, Austria, Canada, 1999) by Oscar winner

István Szabó. Lecture by Ingrid Glatz

14.45 p.m. Discussion

15.15 p.m. Break with coffee/tea

15.45 p.m. Film III: Miklós Jancsó: Szegénylegények/The Round-Up, Hungary, 1965 (90 min.)

18.00 p.m. Visit of the Esterhazy Library of the Lutheran Church, with wine tasting and snacks

20.00 p.m. Film IV: Márta Meszáros: Örökbefogadás/Adoption, Hungary, 1975 (89 min.)


Friday, 28.4.

9.15 a.m. Lecture (by a faculty member of the Károly Gáspár University) (topic depends on film IV

and V)

10.00 a.m. Film V: Ildikó Enyedi: Az én XX. századom/My 20th Century, Hungary, Germany, 1989

(103 min.)

12.30 a.m. Lunch

2.00 p.m. Visit of the Synagogue of the former Jewish quarter in Budapest

4.30 p.m. Film VI: Nimrod Antal: Kontroll/Control, Hungary, 2003 (105 min.), OR

Ibolya Fekete: Chico, Hungary, 2001, (112 min.)

6.30 p.m. Dinner

8.00 p.m. Film VII: Dénes Nagy, Természetes fény/Natural Light, Hungary, Latvia, Germany,

France, 2020 (103 min.)

followed by a talk with Dénes Nagy (requested)


Saturday, 29.4.

Focus: The Maltreated Neighbours

9.15 a.m. Film VII: Valentin Vasjanovič: Vidblysk/Reflection, Ukraine, 2021 (125 min.) OR

Maryna Er Gorbach: Klondike, Ukraine, Turkey, 2022 (100 min.)

followed by discussion

10.30 a.m. Lecture: Cinema and War. Current Films in the Ukraine, N.N.

11.15 a.m. Discussion: How can and should INTERFILM respond to current and future political,

ideological, humanitarian and religious crises and conflicts?

Impulses: Julia Helmke, Karsten Visarius

12.30 a.m. Lunch

2.00 p.m. Film VIII: Béla Tarr: A Torinói ló/The Turin Horse, Hungary, France, Germany,

Switzerland, USA, 2011 (146 min.)

5.00 p.m. Final discussions

7.00 p.m. Festive closing dinner, by invitation of the Lutheran and Reformed Churches in Hungary


Sunday 30.4.

10.00 a.m. Church Service