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Animadoc From Hungary
5 x 6 Meters Tamás Patrovits

This political cartoon uses audio recordings from a demonstration of radical right-wing protesters against the liberal government of the time. The characters hold the so-called Arpad-striped flag which has fascist connotations

2008

5 x 6 Meters

Animadoc
2008
2 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Tamás Patrovits, Reanimation Studio
Tamás Patrovits
Tamás Patrovits
Tamás Patrovits
Tamás Patrovits
Tamás Patrovits
This political cartoon uses audio recordings from a demonstration of radical right-wing protesters against the liberal government of the time. The characters hold the so-called Arpad-striped flag which has fascist connotations. Part of an animated web series which was broadcast on a news site.

Anna Ida Orosz

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Animadoc From Hungary
A Language Lesson Béla Vajda

A foreigner enrols in a language school to study Hungarian. Throughout the film, the stock sentences and blatant socialist slogans of the Hungarian textbook for foreigners are put into the slow-witted hero’s mouth.

1967

A Language Lesson

Animadoc
1967
9 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
György Matolcsy, Pannonia Fim Studios
Béla Vajda
Csaba Nagy, György Pintér
János Czipauer
Béla Vajda
Péter Bársony
A foreigner enrols in a language school to study Hungarian. Throughout the film, the stock sentences and blatant socialist slogans of the Hungarian textbook for foreigners are put into the slow-witted hero’s mouth.

Anna Ida Orosz

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Animadoc From Hungary
A Story About N Péter Szoboszlay

The journey leads to the conservative interwar period of the 1940s, the terror of World War II, the Communist personality cult and the campaign to increase labour productivity of the 1950s.

1978

A Story About N

Animadoc
1978
8 minutes
subtitles: 
_without dialogue / subtitles
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
György Matolcsy, Pannonia Fim Studios
Péter Szoboszlay
Rudolf Tomsits
Csaba Nagy, Mária Neményi
János Czipauer
Péter Szoboszlay, Edit Szalay
Péter Szoboszlay
Béla Zsebényi
The history of Hungary in the 20th century is told through the collective experiences of the middle-aged generation of the 1970s. The journey leads to the conservative interwar period of the 1940s, the terror of World War II, the Communist personality cult and the campaign to increase labour productivity of the 1950s, and Hungary being “the happiest barrack in the socialist camp” from the 1960s on.

Anna Ida Orosz

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Animadoc From Hungary
Ah, America! István Orosz

The story of the migration is told backwards, starting with the settlement of the migrants on U.S. soil and ending with their departure from the provincial railway station in Hungary.

1984

Ah, America!

Animadoc
1984
28 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
István Orosz
Zoltán Bacsó, Gábor Balogh
János Czipauer
László Haris, István Orosz, Győző Somogyi, Gyula Szabó
Ferenc Dániel, István Orosz
Béla Zsebényi
The film explores the mass emigration of Hungarian labourers from the Austro-Hungarian Monarchy to the United States at the turn of the 20th century. The story of the migration is told backwards, starting with the settlement of the migrants on U.S. soil and ending with their departure from the provincial railway station in Hungary.

Anna Ida Orosz

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Animadoc From Hungary
From Dawn to Dusk – Something Different György Kovásznai, Dezsö Korniss, György Dobray

A male narrator recounts the story of an “average” emancipated single mother in 1960s’ Budapest.

1967

From Dawn to Dusk – Something Different

Animadoc
1967
9 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
György Matolcsy, Pannonia Fim Studios
György Kovásznai, Dezsö Korniss, György Dobray
Lajos Kiss
János Czipauer
György Kovásznai
György Kovásznai
István Bélai
A male narrator recounts the story of an “average” emancipated single mother in 1960s’ Budapest. She works as an administrator at a big company and – at the end of the day – has to choose between traditional and modern values.

Anna Ida Orosz

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Animadoc From Hungary
George Settlement Csaba Nemes

Abandoned homes in the most poverty-stricken part of the former miners’ colony of the city of Pécs are the venue and subject of this film. It intercuts graphics (instead of photos) with the personal appearance of Csaba Nemes as a reporter who deliberately becomes part of the story and the situation.

2011

George Settlement

Animadoc
2011
8 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Csaba Nemes
Csaba Nemes
Abandoned homes in the most poverty-stricken part of the former miners’ colony of the city of Pécs are the venue and subject of this film. It intercuts graphics (instead of photos) with the personal appearance of Csaba Nemes as a reporter who deliberately becomes part of the story and the situation.

Anna Ida Orosz

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Animadoc From Hungary
http://communism2010.ro Zsolt Damó, Dénes Sántha

Waking up from his afternoon nap, a young man finds his computer bugged by the Romanian Communist Party.

2010

http://communism2010.ro

Animadoc
2010
1 minute
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Tamás Patrovits, Reanimation Studio
Zsolt Damó, Dénes Sántha
Zsolt Damó, Dénes Sántha
Zsolt Damó, Dénes Sántha
Waking up from his afternoon nap, a young man finds his computer bugged by the Romanian Communist Party.

Anna Ida Orosz

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Animadoc From Hungary
I Think Life's Great Fun Katalin Macskássy

The Komló settlement was a typical example of how unskilled Roma labour was exploited in the growing industrial mass production of the 1970s.

1974

I Think Life's Great Fun

Animadoc
1974
9 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
György Matolcsy, Pannonia Film Studios
Katalin Macskássy
Mária Neményi, Gábor Szabó
Magda Hap
Katalin Macskássy
Béla Zsebényi
The Komló settlement was a typical example of how unskilled Roma labour was exploited in the growing industrial mass production of the 1970s. This collaboration of Roma pupils and their art teachers illustrates audio interviews with children about their harsh everyday life with their own drawings, often translating cruel facts into fairytales.

Anna Ida Orosz

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Animadoc From Hungary
Nights on the Boulevard György Kovásznai

The spirit of a dead poet visits the old cafés of Budapest where he used to meet his fellow artists at the turn of the century.

1972

Nights on the Boulevard

Animadoc
1972
9 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
György Matolcsy, Pannonia Film Studios
György Kovásznai
Klári Kassai
János Czipauer
György Kovásznai
Péter Bársony, Béla Zsebényi
The spirit of a dead poet visits the old cafés of Budapest where he used to meet his fellow artists at the turn of the century. According to his method of “anima vérité” Kovásznai combines drawings and sketches of actual Budapest coffee houses with crosscuts of recorded snippets of dialogues, snatches of typical bar music and background café noise.

Anna Ida Orosz

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Animadoc From Hungary
Order in the House Péter Szoboszlay

The main character of the story is an angry janitor who wishes to apply dictatorial methods to control young tenants in “his” house to make everyone wear their hair short and come home early. The film is based on a fake radio interview.

1971

Order in the House

Animadoc
1971
5 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Péter Szoboszlay
Rudolf Tomsits
Irén Henrik
János Czipauer
Péter Szoboszlay, Klári Paál
Péter Szoboszlay
István Bélai
The main character of the story is an angry janitor who wishes to apply dictatorial methods to control young tenants in “his” house to make everyone wear their hair short and come home early. The film is based on a fake radio interview.

Anna Ida Orosz

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Animadoc From Hungary
Our National Holidays Katalin Macskássy

Kindergarten children and primary school pupils try to describe what people commemorate on the Hungarian national holidays.

1982

Our National Holidays

Animadoc
1982
10 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
György Matolcsy, Pannonia Fim Studios
Katalin Macskássy
Zoltán Bacsó
Magda Hap
Mátyás Szakály
Kindergarten children and primary school pupils try to describe what people commemorate on the Hungarian national holidays. As the children discuss what they learned at school about Lenin, Hitler or Sándor Petőfi, the revolutionary poet of the 1848 Hungarian War of Independence, the histories of Hungary, Europe and the Soviet Union get mixed up.

Anna Ida Orosz

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Animadoc From Hungary
Private Nightmare István Orosz

We peek into a man’s nightmares, in which the typical scenery of the Hungarian countryside is unfolding before our eyes. The grotesque nature of the man’s journey is enhanced by the narrator who supplies an interpretation of the surreal dreams.

1984

Private Nightmare

Animadoc
1984
5 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
György Matolcsy, Pannonia Fim Studios
István Orosz
Árpád Lossonczy, Lóránt Mertz
Magda Hap
István Orosz
István Vajda
We peek into a man’s nightmares, in which the typical scenery of the Hungarian countryside is unfolding before our eyes. The grotesque nature of the man’s journey is enhanced by the narrator who supplies an interpretation of the surreal dreams.

Anna Ida Orosz

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Animadoc From Hungary
Remake Csaba Nemes

“The artist selected ten episodes from the riots that marked the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution.” (Maja and Reuben Fowkes)

2007

Remake

Animadoc
2007
24 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Csaba Nemes, Szupermodern Stúdió
Csaba Nemes
Judit Németh, Geri Kovács, Leó Menyhárt
László Tréznik
Adrián Kupcsik, Éva Magyarósi, Csaba Nemes, Edit Hüber, Judit Erdélyi
Róbert Juhász
“The artist selected ten episodes from the riots that marked the celebration of the 50th anniversary of the Hungarian Revolution. From the familiar media footage he fashioned his own scenarios, often staging dramatic re-enactments as an intermediary stage in film production, transposing and re-encoding the stories as short animations.” (Maja and Reuben Fowkes)

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Animadoc From Hungary
Reportrait György Kovásznai, Elek Lisziák

A tableau of 40 individuals talking about everyday public and private issues. Their portraits are photographed, retraced and slightly distorted to give an ironic touch to what and how they say things.

1982

Reportrait

Animadoc
1982
9 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
György Matolcsy, Pannonia Film Studios
György Kovásznai, Elek Lisziák
Lajos Kováts
Árpád Lossonczy
Magda Hap
György Kovásznai, Elek Lisziák, Magdolna Jehoda, Anna Orbán, Iván Kiss
A tableau of 40 individuals talking about everyday public and private issues. Their portraits are photographed, retraced and slightly distorted to give an ironic touch to what and how they say things. Through the rapid crosscuts of the interviews a kaleidoscope of the spirit of the time emerges.

Anna Ida Orosz

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Animadoc From Hungary
The Bus – The Yellowbus Szabolcs Pálfi

An animated mockumentary about a yellow long distance coach that has turned into a phantom bus and terrorises the ageing population of the remote, poverty-stricken villages in Northern Hungary.

2003

The Bus – The Yellowbus

Animadoc
2003
10 minutes
subtitles: 
English
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
Hungarian University of Arts and Design
Szabolcs Pálfi
László Melis
Szabolcs Pálfi
Szabolcs Pálfi
Szabolcs Pálfi
Zsolt Hubay
An animated mockumentary about a yellow long distance coach that has turned into a phantom bus and terrorises the ageing population of the remote, poverty-stricken villages in Northern Hungary. While the camera and the interviewer want to find out the truth about the bus the old villagers share their life stories.

Anna Ida Orosz

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.

Animadoc From Hungary
The Joy of Light György Kovásznai

In the 1950s Kovásznai worked at the nationalised Hungarian mines and observed, wrote about and made drawings of the life there.

1965

The Joy of Light

Animadoc
1965
12 minutes
subtitles: 
No
Credits DOK Leipzig Logo
György Matolcsy, Pannonia Film Studios
György Kovásznai
Mária Neményi, György Dobray
János Czipauer
György Kovásznai, László Deák, István Fillenz, Elek Lisziák, Miklós Papp, Kati Szakács
György Kovásznai
István Bélai
In the 1950s Kovásznai worked at the nationalised Hungarian mines and observed, wrote about and made drawings of the life there. While the screenplay is a symbolic story constructing a universal picture of the depths of the mines the film also applies documentary-like methods in using authentic location sound recordings.

Anna Ida Orosz

The annotations to the films in the Official Selection were written by the members of the selection committee and guest authors. All quotes from DOK Leipzig catalogue articles must be identified as such and cite the author’s name. Some original titles and names have been transcribed resp. transliterated. We apologise that we cannot cite individual image sources and rights in our festival publications or festival coverage. Please note that the visual material is published exclusively for the purposes of promoting specific films or festival programmes. No transmission to third parties is provided and would only take place with the explicit agreement of the owners of the rights. The rights to the images lie with the respective copyright owners.