Wirth Institute for Austrian and Central European Studies

Central European Film Club

Introducing the Central European Film Club 2018/2019

We are happy and proud to announce and to invite you to the newest feature of the research activities of the Wirth Institute on Central Europe, the Central European Film Club. We will meet on a monthly bases, Friday afternoon after the Central European Café, to screen latest releases as well as milestone setting films, to feature well-known directors and upcoming promising new talents of central European cinema.  We will organize the screenings along thematic lines, creating mini-series that connect and bring into a conversation different movies and perspectives. Come and join us for the screenings and discussions, share your opinions, learn from experts and gain new insights, and contribute with your own ideas to the Film Club!

We will kick off our Film Club with a series on Freedom and Oppression. Marie Schrader's look on Stefan Zweig's biography. Farwell to Europe (2016), Time Stands Still (1982) on the psychological and emotional consequences of the liquidating the revolution of 1956 by the Soviet troops, as well as Afterimage (2016) the cinematic legacy of the great Polish director Andrzej Wajda all three films engage us into a reflection of the fragile good of freedom and the destructive power of political oppression in the Central European context and beyond.

Gyongyi Heltai, Visiting Hungarian Professor

Gregor Kokorz, Visiting Austrian Professor

Program Committee: Gregor Kokorz, Gyongy Heltai, Sylvia Chrobak, Simone Pfleger

Freedom and Oppression

All showings take place at 3:30 pm in Tory 1-91

Friday, November 9

Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe (2016)


Friday, December 7

Time Stands Still (1982)

Friday, January 11

Afterimage (2016)

FREE to attend and FREE popcorn will be served! Discussion session to follow showings!