A showcase of films ranging from the comical to the operatic from the legendary Hungarian studio.
The Pannonia Studio has a fascinating history. Formed in 1951 in communist era Hungary, it produced hundreds of animated shorts and more than 20 animated features – including the classic Son Of White Mare by Marcell Jankovics. The animated shorts being made at Pannonia were unlike anything else being made in Eastern Europe at the time. Some of the works seemed to offer a surprisingly sharp social commentary and many of them burst with a colourful and psychedelic or surrealist energy.
Pannonia: A Certain Drama showcases a diverse suite of films that utilise the unique properties of animation to amplify a sense of drama in all its many facets and inspirations from the comical – though lethal – excesses of life in a military state to the operatic thunder of century’s old classical music.
Hungary, 2 mins, 1989 (NL)
Hungary, 4 mins 41 secs, 1985 (Subs)
Dreams On Wings
Hungary, 8 mins 18 secs, 1968 (NL)
Hungary, 2 mins 43 secs, 1999 (NL)
Hungary, 3 mins 11 secs, 1968 (NL)
Horse In The House
Hungary, 5 mins 36 secs, 1975 (Subs)
Aki Bujt, Bujt
Hungary, 5 mins 7 secs, 1968 (NL)
Behind The Bars
Gyula Macskassy, Gyorgy Varnai
Hungary, 1 mins 33 secs, 1970 (NL)
Hungary, 9 mins, 1978 (NL)
Hungary, 3 mins, 1977 (NL)
Miracles Of The Night
Hungary, 8 mins 4 secs, 1982 (Sung)
Hungary, 6 mins, 1985 (NL)
Ab Avo / Homoknyomok
Hungary, 7 mins, 1987 (NL)
Hungary, 2 mins 11 secs, 1970 (Subs)
Hungary, 3 mins, 1980 (NL)
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