A new era of avantgarde, experimental, very old and socially important films are being shown at Torriano.
Hungarian Film Club – Hungarian Association of London
2pm 8th December
John Réty (1930-2010) Birthday with films by Ágnes Háy
2pm Saturday 17 November 2018
Long Twilight 1997
The story of an elderly woman’s almost supernatural journey back into her past. The elderly woman is a strong-willed professor who leaves her family one day to visit an old friend. But what starts out as a normal journey soon becomes a voyage into the unknown when she loses her way and boards a bus driven by an uncaring driver and filled with stone-faced apathetic passengers.
The protagonist is the same actress as in ‘Love’ 26 years later
All welcome FREE Donation
for your diary 2pm Saturday 8 December: Animated Films and Videos by Agnes Hay including ‘In Memory of John Rety’
Saturday 20 October, 2pm
Saturday 17 November, 2pm
Saturday 8 December, 2pm
Saturday 12 May 3pm
Time Stands Still, dir. Péter Gothár
with English subtitles
Hungarian film classic made in 1982 about post 1956 youth in the 60s
Presented by Agnes Hay, free all welcome
Hungarian Film Club
Saturday 10th February 2018, 3 pm
Fényes szelek by Miklós Jancsó
Paralleling the dramatic student protests and riots that were exploding across the world in the 1960s at the time the film was made, Fényes szelek, (The Confrontation) is a story of protest and rebellion in 1947 Hungary when the Communist Party have just taken power.
Jancso’s first colour film is another virtuoso display by a director at the peak of his powers, and eloquently explores the complex issues and inherent problems of revolutionary democracy.
The Wandering Frame
19 November 2017
The Wandering Frame is a day of screenings based around the experience of walking the city. The films presented include the process of contemplation, as one wanders and wonders on a walk or a cycle through the urban landscape. How do the architecture, people and history of our surrounding environments impact us and influence our thought processes? The “turmoil of life” of the metropolis is a trigger for reflexive states of mind, put in motion while we walk through its streets.
Two films will be shown at 2pm and 4.30pm at Torriano Meeting House
Cycling the Frame (Cynthia Beatt, Germany, 1988, 27mins) and The Invisible Frame (Cynthia Beatt, 60 mins, 2009, Germany)
“You sit and travel in a direction, your head is free, you can take your time or speed along, and your thoughts flow with you.” – Cynthia Beatt
From quotidian to-do lists to philosophical ponderings about history and the influence of the Berlin wall on the city’s inhabitants, the thoughts that accompany Tilda Swinton on her cycle resemble the stream of consciousness that occurs as one contemplatively wanders through the city.
Cycling the Frame follows Tilda Swinton as she rides along the Berlin wall in 1988, one year before its fall and as Germany enters a phase of change and reunification. The Invisible Frame traces the same journey 22 years later, in a modernised Berlin where very few traces of the previously imposing monument still remain. Screened together, they represent a filmed testimony to the absurdity of such border building. Questions arise when an erasure of the past isn’t as invisible as it seems; which is more strongly felt, the presence of the wall or its subsequent absence?
The screenings will take place on the 19th November across three non-traditional venues, Torriano Meeting House, The Constitution pub and the crypt of St Pancras New Church welcoming you to walk between these places to reflect on what you’ve just seen, discover new spaces in your city, or simply to get lost in streets or thoughts.
For more information see The Wandering Frame
Curated by Maureen Gueunet as part of the M.A. in Film Studies Programming and Curation at the National Film and Television School
“Resonance – Beings of frequency”
Double Bill start 7pm Saturday the 22 of July
Free, donations welcome
‘The Women’s Peace Crusade’
a film by the Clapham Film Unit
telling the story of the extraordinary movement
of working class women against the First World War
Friday 23 June 2017, 7pm
Free, donations welcome
In a previous era (the 1980s) the Film Society showed this: