VERZIÓ 4

Film

VERZIÓ 4 - Human Rights Documentary Film Festival

Wednesday 7 November, 5:15 pm — Friday 9 November 2007

Toldi, Örökmozgó, Cirkó Gejzir

VERZIÓ 4 - Human Rights Documentary Film Festival

42 films from 26 countries - selected from more than 450 submissions
7 thematic groups, 34 premiers in 6 days!

POLISH FILMS at VERZIO 4 FESTIVAL:

How It's Done
Marcel Lozinski , Poland , 2006, 90'
November 7. 16.15, Toldi mozi - kisterem

Go To Louisa
Grzegorz Pacek, Poland, 2005, 42'
November 8. 18.30, Cirko Gejzir

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How It's Done
Marcel Lozinski , Poland , 2006, 90'
November 7. 16.15, Toldi mozi - kisterem

Any individual off the street can be molded into a five-star politician. So says Piotr Tymochowicz, political advisor to numerous Polish leaders. A horrifyingly droll documentary about how demagogues are created.

Piotr Tymochowicz, media advisor to some of Poland's top politicians, claims that anybody can be molded into a charismatic leader. He set out to prove that he can transform anyone into a successful politician. Hundreds of people answered his call; only a dozen started training and only one survived. The film crew had a unique opportunity to follow the mechanisms of the birth and evolution of the most despised aspects of the Polish political class. Polish master Marcel Lozinksi followed Tymochowicz and this project for three years, and this beautifully shot and edited work paints a compelling portrait of cynical demagogy and populism in action. Made in Poland, the film carries the universal message that demagogy and populism are not merely a Polish specialty.

producer: Zbigniew Domagalski
screenplay: Marcel Lozinski
camera: Jacek Petrycki, Andrzej Adamczak
editor: Katarzyna Maciejko-Kowalczyk
sound: Jerzy Murawski

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Go To Louisa
Grzegorz Pacek, Poland, 2005, 42'
November 8. 18.30, Cirko Gejzir

Although Apartheid has been history now for more than ten years, power relations in South-Africa have not changed: the film reveals the faces of colonial dominance today.

Although Apartheid has officially been history for more than ten years, power relations in South Africa have not really changed. In order to explore the surviving post-colonial hierarchy today, Pacek focused on a rubber production plant and three men involved in its operation, each of whom vehemently promotes his own interests. Stach, originally from Poland, is the factory owner; Gert is a white South African and the company's manager; Andreas is an impoverished worker from the Zulu tribe. As the story unfolds, the factory becomes a symbol of South African society in general. While the workers endeavor to improve their standing, their employers strive to maximize profits. A poignant story of the struggle for rights and humane treatment in the workplace.

producer: Ewa Dąbrowska, Witold Będkowski/Wytwórnia Filmowa Czołówka
screenplay: Grzegorz Pacek
camera: Marek Traskowski
editor: Katarzyna Maciejko-Kowalczyk
music: Andrzej Smolik
sound: Błażej Kukla

VERZIÓ 4 - Human Rights Documentary Film Festival

Film program:
42 films from 26 countries - selected from more than 450 submissions
7 thematic groups, 34 premiers in 6 days!

Opening event | november 6, 2007, tuesday 7 pm
Opening speech | Ferenc Köszeg, founder of the Hungarian Helsinki Committee

Opening film | Please Vote for Me (Weijun Chen , China , 2006, 55')

venues:
Toldi Cinema | Budapest V., Bajcsy-Zsilinszky út 36-38.| TEL.: + 36 1 472-0397
Cirko-gejzír Film Theatre | Budapest V. Balassi Bálint. u.15-17.| TEL.: + 36 1 2691915
OSA ARCHIVUM - GOLDBERGER HOUSE | Budapest V., Arany János utca 32.| TEL: + 36 1 327 3250
Goethe Institute | Budapest IX., Ráday u. 58.| TEL: + 36 1 374 4070

tickets:
Single tickets | 550 Forints
5-day admission pass before 6 November | 3,300 Forints
5-day admission pass starting from 7 November | 4,300 Forints
Festival passes are sold in Toldi and Cirko-gejzír cinemas starting 27 October 2007
Festival catalogue | 500 Ft
Patrons | Miklós Jancsó, film director and the Hungarian Helsinki Committee