›THE ART OF MOVEMENT‹ is a sensual and insightful film about three elderly dancers from Budapest. Irén, Éva and Ágnes - all between 90 and 100 years old – were once part of the early modern dance movement in Hungary.
Taking on the roles of both dance student and dialogue partner, Boglárka retraces how each of these elderly dancers transformed their lives and movement practices in order to survive the major socio-political changes of the last century.
Developed over the course of several years and in part in residency at PACT, the film is a personal and bodily encounter with three very different personalities and their relationships to their past and present. Returning to the stage and performing in their own private rooms, Irén, Éva and Ágnes reveal to the viewers the incredible depth and richness of experience stored in their bodies - a choreography of memories.
Boglárka Börcsök is a Hungarian artist and performer whose collaborative work with filmmaker Andreas Bolm deals with the biopolitics of the older female body. During an ATELIER edition at PACT in February 2020, she presented the performance and video installation ›Figuring Age‹, which also emerged from her research and discussions with Irén, Éva and Ágnes.
The film can be seen from Monday, 25.05. 16h until midnight on Friday, 29.05.2020
You can meet the filmmakers Boglárka Börcsök and Andreas Bolm on Thursday (28th of May) at 19h in a Live ZOOM Q&A talk organized with curators Katalin Erdődi and Léna Szirmay-Kalos. The talk will be in English.
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Cast Éva E. Kovács, Irén Preisich, Ágnes Roboz Written & Directed Boglárka Börcsök Artistic collaboration Andreas Bolm Editing Andreas Bolm & Boglárka Börcsök Cinematography Lisa Rave Production company Whole Wall Films Production management Elisa Calosi Color & Light Andreas Bolm Sound mixing Jochen Jezzusek English Translation David Robert Evans
Tanzfonds Erbe - an initiative by German Federal Cultural Foundation, La Musée de la Danse/ Centre choréographique de Rennes et de Bretagne, Senatsverwaltung für Kultur und Europa, Berlin
Akademie Schloss Solitude & József Attila Circle within the Eastern European exchange program
Hungarian National Film Fund - Film Archive
OSzMI - Hungarian Theatre Museum and Institute
Pact Zollverein Residency Program
AQB - Art Quarter Budapest
Franz Liszt Academy of Music
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