A Woman Captured, A Reality Revealed // Verzio X ELTE

Amanda Bambby Cheuk Yuet Ga Tuesday, 13 November 2018.
Marish is a modern day slave in Hungary, owned by a lady, Eta, who is proud to “own” multiple servants in her home. Growing up in the heart of the more developed parts of Asia in Singapore and Hong Kong, where the domestic helper industry is large, I did not find it bizarre to have someone living in the house and doing all the cooking and cleaning.  

No obvious signs - The war is not over // Verzio X ELTE

Alihan Günes Wednesday, 7 November 2018.
No Obvious Signs (Alina Gorlova, 2017) won 5 awards, but what makes this movie really worth to watch is its in-depth content, a honest, natural portrait of a traumatised person. The first salient thing we notice is Alina Gorlova’s line of vision: there is a notable non-large-scale lens shot with a camera, which creates the emotion of claustrophobia, belonging to the protagonist.  

Complicit - Who pays the price // Verzio X ELTE

Martina del Chiaro Monday, 5 November 2018.
Complicit is not merely documenting injustice, will to survive and a fight for human rights; this heart-breaking, eyes-opening documentary is asking you to take action on that. The movie is a wake-up call to anyone who has been dormant on the situation of occupational diseases and exploitation of labour in China so far.

Srbenka - No end in sight // Verzio X ELTE

Paris Pérez Iago Monday, 5 November 2018.
In the Croatian coastal city of Rijeka, a theatrical play is about to start. It is called Aleksandra Zecand represents the murder of this 12-year-old Croatian Serb, who was executed along with her parents in Zagreb during the Croatian War of Independence in December 1991. At the entrance of the theater, a small group of ultraconservatives are demonstrating against the organizing of this...

The Other Side of Everything - Doors // Verzio X ELTE

Savo Bojovic Monday, 5 November 2018.
The idea of doors and their representation is often an inviting, interesting choice for symbolism. They can be there or not; if they’re not, their absence is still meaningful, as it says something to us about the nature, practicalities, and inhabitants, of a certain space. On the other hand, their presence does the same thing, but conditioned by the position that they’re in;...

Parallel worlds - At the Philosopher's School

Sunday, 28 October 2018.
While Verzió celebrates its fifteenth birthday this year, the generation born in the 2000s is slowly growing up. They will face challenges that are not yet clearly defined. In his newest work, Fernand Melgar, a director whose earlier film trilogy depicted life as a Swiss refugee, tackles the delicate and always relevant topic of people living with mental disabilities.  

'I swear, you are the only one I trust, no one else' - A Woman Captured

Saturday, 27 October 2018.
We talked to the director of A Woman Captured, Bernadett Tuza-Ritter, about the birth of the multi-award winning movie, her relationship with the movie’s protagonist, and modern-day slavery.

A poetic contact with filmmaking- Interview with Ana Lolua about her first student documentary

Monday, 28 May 2018.
Since last year CEU has been offering documentary filmmaking courses for its students. Each semester without any prior experience students can delve into the hard work of making a documentary and expand their academic interest. Ana Lolua together with Danielle Johnson created their first documentary titled Contact. The film is a black and white poetic exploration of contact dance that with the...

The Thriving Hip Hop Scene of Babylon

Thursday, 10 May 2018.
Somewhere in Israel, a hip hop crew of  immigrants from the former Soviet Union wants to win the international Battle of the Year. Dance is the key for them to get through the difficulties in their private life. Roman Shumunov’s documentary gives an insight into a hidden part of Israeli society: a part which tries to integrate, but frequently faces hostility. A review of Babylon Dreamers,...

A house full of memories from dire times

Thursday, 4 January 2018.
The documentary Resettlement is the story of two people, Tadeusz and Maria, who are forced to move out of their house, because after more than six decades of living there the the owner is interested in one argument only - money. The genesis of the film is simply an eviction but the director Filip Antoni Malinowski, the grandson of Tadeusz and Maria manages to show a captivating character study...