WED, 31 MAY 2017
NEW EAST CINEMA
Lily Lane (15*) + ScreenTalk
Hungary /Germany /France 2016
Dir Bence Fliegauf 91 min
Centred on a relationship between a mother and her young son, acclaimed Hungarian filmmaker Bence Fliegauf's latest feature is at once a tale about growing up, motherhood and separation and an associative expedition into self-constructed, fictitious and bygone worlds.
Going through a difficult divorce with her husband, Rebeka (Angéla Stefanovics) forges a relationship with her son Danny (Bálint Sótonyi) that is inextricably linked to stories and fantasy. The film opens with the sound of Rebeka's voice reciting a fairy tale, seemingly constructing it as she delves further into the fantasy world of her own creation, one which exists only for herself and Danny. As the narrative unfolds, the fairytale becomes the prism through which we get glimpses into Rebeka's relationship with her ex-husband, her parents and her family history, and begin to delve into the wider themes of divorce, death and reunion.
Memories and images from the past - Rebeka rubbing lotion on to her pregnant belly, stroking the unborn child or the image of a birch tree at night - fuse together with the present creating a visual kaleidoscope and dreamlike tone.
FRIDAY, 9th of JUNE 2017
NEW EAST CINEMA at CALVERT 22 in collaboration with MUBI
OLEG AND THE RARE ARTS + ScreenTalk
dir. Andrés Duque, 67 min.
Director Andrés Duque will join us via Skype after the screening for a Q&A session to talk through this award-winning new film, which follows the extraordinary Russian pianist and composer Oleg Karavajchuk. The film will also be making its online premiere on MUBI on the same day.
The legendary Oleg Nikolaevitch Karavaychuk is the mysterious and moving subject of this loving film. He was moved by the music the pianist composed for a film by Kira Muratova and is the first foreigner to win the trust of the eccentric and still active 89-year- old Russian.