Vilmos Zsigmond retrospective

Premier előtti vetítés és filmválogatás október 27-től

27 october 2016 - 29 october 2016

Location: Díszterem

Pierre Filmon’s non-conventional documentary film, Close Encounters with Vilmos Zsigmond, had its national premiere at Jameson Cinefest, and will be released in theaters on the 3rd of November. The film introduces the life and works of Vilmos Zsigmond, a prominent member of the acclaimed Hungarian school of cinematographers. The pre-premiere screening of the film will take place on the 27th of October, 18:00, in Uránia Cinema . As a part of this special event, three memorable films of Vilmos Zsigmond will also be screened on the following days in Uránia, in their original language with Hungarian subtitles.

Vilmos Zsigmond graduated from the University of Theatre and Film Arts, in the class of György Illés. He emigrated from Hungary in 1956. He became a world-famous cinematographer in Hollywood and he worked with such renowned directors as John Boorman, Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese and Brian De Palma. In 1978 he received an Oscar for Best Cinematography for the film, Close Encounters of the Third Kind. He was nominated on three more occasions for the same prize, including for his best known film, the Vietnam War drama, The Deer Hunter, which will we will screen on the 28th of October.

The three retrospective film screenings will be open to the public possessing a wristband pass. The passes, which will be valid for all three screenings, will be available for collection in the box offices of Uránia Cinema from the 26th of October. (Purchasing a ticket – available online and at the cinema - will be needed to collect the wristband pass). Tickets are 3000 HUF for the series.
Those with an unspoiled wristband pass will be able to purchase a ticket for the pre-premiere screening of Pierre Filmon’s Close Encounters with Vilmos Zsigmond at a discount price.

The program of the Vilmos Zsigmond retrospective:


25 October 2016Sugarlandi hajtóvadászat
20:00
The Sugarland Express (12) Crime, Drama - USA, 1974, 1h 50min
Director: Steven Spielberg

Lou-Jean, a blonde woman, tells her husband, who is imprisoned, to escape. They plan to kidnap their own child, who was placed with foster parents. The escape is partly successful, they take a hostage, who is a policeman and are pursued through to Texas...





28 October 2016A szarvasvadász
20:00
The Deer Hunter (16) Drama, War - UK, USA, 1978, 3h 3min
Director: Michael Cimino

Michael, Steven and Nick are young factory workers from Pennsylvania who enlist into the Army to fight in Vietnam. Before they go, Steven marries the pregnant Angela, and their wedding party also serves as the men's farewell party. After some time and many horrors, the three friends fall in the hands of the Vietcong and are brought to a prison camp in which they are forced to play Russian roulette against each other. Michael makes it possible for them to escape, but they soon get separated again.



29 October 2016A folyó
20:45
The River (12)
Drama - USA, 1984, 2h 2min
Director: Mark Rydell

Tom and Mae Garvey are a hard working farming couple living with their two children on the east Tennessee farm owned by Tom's family for generations. They and many of their neighbors have hit hard times of late. A downturn in the economy has led to dwindling land prices. But the biggest problem of late has been that their crop land has been prone to flooding as the property is adjacent to a river. Manipulating the powers that be including a local senator and the local bank, Joe Wade, who also grew up in the area and now runs the local milling company that sets the local grain prices, is working behind the scenes to buy up the properties along the river for a song as he wants to build a dam which would flood the Garvey's and others riverfront properties. The dam would generate electricity, but more importantly for Joe it would provide irrigation opportunities for farm properties away from the river, such as his own. Tom already intensely dislikes Joe as he and Mae used to go together.

 

 

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Cinematography by: Vilmos Zsigmond

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