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25 Jun 200930 Jun 2009

The second Check the Gate Film Festival, Before & After 1989, is organised by the Hungarian Cultural Centre and celebrates the 20th anniversary of the fall of the Iron Curtain.

David Korda, representing the Korda family, is the season's patron

Titles courtesy of Filmunio Hungary

  • Still: Made in Hungaria

    Made in Hungaria + Q&A

    25 Jun 2009

    Check the Gate's opening film, a new feature about a teen bringing gyrating hips and rock'n'roll to communist Hungary in the mid-60s.

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  • Still: The Witness

    The Witness

    26 Jun 2009

    A satire on the Hungarian personality cult of 1948-53 focusing on two old friends, a dam-keeper and a fish poacher.

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  • Still: The Lord's Lantern in Budapest

    The Lord's Lantern in Budapest + Q&A

    26 Jun 2009

    Three gravediggers contemplate the fate of the world and the inevitability of death.

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  • Still: The Thief of Bagdad

    The Thief of Bagdad + Q&A

    27 Jun 2009

    A special screening of this lavish 1940s fantasy adventure in honour of the Korda family.

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  • Still: Love

    Love + Q&A

    27 Jun 2009

    Luca waits for her husband, imprisoned years earlier by the communists.

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  • Still: Junk Movie

    Junk Movie + Q&A

    27 Jun 2009

    Communism collapses and, in a greasy council estate pub, a collection of Chaplinesque characters argue, fight, kidnap and fall in love.

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  • Still: Time Stands Still

    Time Stands Still + Q&A

    28 Jun 2009

    A delightful and intriguing feature about a group of teens living in Budapest in 1963.

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  • Still: Moscow Square

    Moscow Square + Q&A

    28 Jun 2009

    While history is being made, Petya and his friends are more concerned with girls, partying and easy money.

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  • Still: We Never Die

    We Never Die + Q&A

    29 Jun 2009

    A film that captures the deliciousness of smalltown Hungarian life, through the eyes of a teenager and his mischievous uncle.

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  • Still: Bolshe Vita

    Bolshe Vita + Q&A

    29 Jun 2009

    Small-time criminals, a teacher, musicians and tourists are all regulars at the Bolshe Vita pub.

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  • Still: Family Nest

    Family Nest

    30 Jun 2009

    Béla Tarr's first feature (astonishingly made when the director was 22) is about the 1970s Hungarian housing crisis.

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  • Still: Sweet Emma, Dear Böbe

    Sweet Emma, Dear Boumlbe + Q&A

    30 Jun 2009

    The realities of day-to-day life in post-communist Hungary are brought into focus in this story of two young women in Budapest.

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When

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