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Don Giovanni writing emails and conflicts around a house – Q&A-s on Sunday

kozonsegtalalkozok_04On April 10th two Q&A-s took place at Titanic. The viewers had the occasion to discuss with the Hungarian filmmakers of Danish-Hungarian opera film Juan, then with the director and main actress of the Czech-Slovakian movie The House.  

Following the screening of Danish-Hungarian co-production Juan, an opera adaptation, the cameraman, András Nagy and the co-producer, Péter Miskolczi joined the audience for a discussion. After the viewers’ appreciation, they talked about the shooting. As it turned out, the singers were singing live in every scene, so they needed rather long shots, some of them even 6-7 minutes long. We also learned that the director, Kasper Holten fell in love with Budapest, which is why he wanted it for a spot, representing the city as a European metropolis. Another curiosity is that the Danish film traditions, among them the dogma style, also had an influence on the movie. He took some liberty adapting the opera lyrics which therefore included modern expressions like “e-mail” or “material shot in HD”. We hope to see this picture of spectacular visuals and high standard in Hungarian theatres soon.

kozonsegtalalkozok_06After the screening of The House Czech-Slovakian film, the director, Zuzana Liová and main actress Judit Bárdos attended the festival. The movie tells the story of a father-daughter relationship heavily affected by generational conflicts. During the Q&A we were told that the first-feature director did not intend to present a female story; the father’s character is just as elaborated. Judit Bárdos talked about the great experience this first role meant to her; as a result of the great international festival success she has been offered foreign parts. The director also said that she was influenced by single films rather than entire lifeworks. She highlighted Lorna’s silence by the Dardenne brothers and Romanian movie 4 months, 3 weeks, 2 days. Hungarian cinema was also mentioned, since the father was played by Miroslav Krobot who also appeared in The man from London by Béla Tarr.      


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