Kin-dza-dza! (1986, Soviet Union). Friday May 23, 6:30 P.M.

Kin-dza-dza! (1986, Soviet Union)

Directed by Georgiy Daneliya

Russian with English subtitles, 135 min.

Kin-dza-dza-VHS

A very low-budget sci-fi fantasy from Russia, this tells the tale of two hapless pedestrians who accidentally get sent to another world and try to make their way back while trying to survive the severe and absurd class system of another planet. Amongst other things in this absurdly hilarious world, people are defined by a colorful gadget, yellow pants and flashing light head-gear and the lowly must perform terrible musical numbers in cages. Matches are worth their weight in gold, and the vocabulary consists of about 10 words, with ‘Kuh’ covering everything else. Endlessly inventive and guaranteed to satisfy silly cult movie fans. (Thelastexit.com)

Screening at Zrinyi 14, room 412.

Friday May 23, 6:30 P.M. Attention, change of time!!!

Tropical Malady, May 9

Next Philm Club screening:

Sud Pralad (Tropical Malady, 2004, Thailand)

Director: Apichatpong Weerasethakul

125 minutes

in Thai with English subtitles

Imagine

One of Thailand’s leading experimental filmmakers, Apichatpong Weerasethakul directed this ambitious examination of fear and desire. Keng (Banlop Lomnoi) is a soldier who has been assigned duty as a forest ranger in the woodlands of the country. While on duty, he meets a young man named Tong (Sakda Kaewbuadee); Keng becomes deeply infatuated with Tong, but while Tong is friendly with Keng, he is obviously unwilling to respond to his romantic overtures. As Keng deals with his disappointment, he learns that a number of animals and villagers have fallen victim to a vicious predator who may be a tiger or a shape-shifting shaman. (rottentomatoes)

Trailer here.

Friday, May 9th, 18:00

Zrinyi 14, room 412

Straberry and Chocolate, February 28

This week’s screening:

Fresa y chocolate (Strawberry and Chocolate, 1993, Cuba)

108 minutes

Directors: Tomas Gutierrez Alea, Juan Carlos Tabio

in Spanish with English subtitles

Fresa_y_Chocolate_(US_cover)

The story takes place in Havana in 1979. David (Vladimir Cruz) is a university student who meets Diego (Jorge Perugorría), a gay artist unhappy with the Castro regime’s attitude toward the LGBT community as well as the censored conceptualization of culture. David’s homophobic classmate, Miguel (Francisco Gattorno), plans to use David to spy on Diego, a person whom they see as aberrant and dangerous to the communist cause; Diego, for his part, initiates the friendship with sexual intentions. (wikipedia)

Trailer here in Spanish. [I couldn’t find a trailer with English subtitles, but there will be subtitles at the screening]

Friday, February 28, 18:00

Zrinyi 14, room 412

Eyes without a Face, October 4

This week’s movie marks the end of the horror series an the beginning of a new series about personal identity, face, and embodiment.

Les yeux sans visage (Eyes without a Face)

1960

88 minutes

Director: Georges Franju

in French with English subtitles

Imagine

A brilliant surgeon, Dr. Génessier, helped by his assistant Louise, kidnaps nice young women. He removes their faces and tries to graft them onto the head on his beloved daughter Christiane, whose face has been entirely spoiled in a car crash. All the experiments fail, and the victims die, but Génessier keeps trying. (imdb)

Friday, October 4th, 18:00

Zrinyi 14, room 412

Paranormal Activity , September 20

The new semester kicks off with a series of horror films. For this Friday we chose…

Paranormal Activity (2007)

Imagine

86 minutes

director: Oren Peli

After a young, middle class couple moves into a suburban ‘starter’ tract house, they become increasingly disturbed by a presence that may or may not be somehow demonic but is certainly most active in the middle of the night. Especially when they sleep. Or try to. (imdb)

Trailer

Friday, September 20th, 18:00

Zrinyi 14, room 412

We are looking forward to see you there! Information about the next screenings will soon be made available.