Previously at the ICA - Films
29 Sep 2006 – 12 Oct 2006
A remarkable new work from young Hungarian director Kornel Mundruczo. This time, the 31-year-old filmmaker tests the limits of his ambition with an opera film. Mundruczo's collaborative star Orsi Toth plays Joan, a young drug addict who falls into a coma after a traffic accident, only to awaken in the hospital with the new-found power to heal the sick. An unlikely but suitably otherworldly angel, Joan becomes a nurse at the hospital but soon finds herself persecuted by resentful fellow staff. Produced by Bela Tarr and with echoes of Lars Von Trier, Mundruczo's film is daring and sublime; it has a spirit moving through it which will also stir a receptive audience.
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To celebrate the opening of Johanna we present a competition to win a dinner for two at Europe's most celebrated Hungarian Restaurant, The Gay Hussar, located in the heart of Soho, and two Lonely Planet guides to Hungary.
Hungary/Germany 2005 Dir Kornel Mundruczo
83 mins, Subtitles
A Tartan Pictures Release