News From Home Film Festival Closing Night – On Body and Soul (2017)

News From Home Film Festival
(Free Film Festival in November with drinks reception)

The only thing worth globalizing is dissent” – Arundhati Roy

The News from Home Film Festival is an initiative created by four PhD students to explore contemporary films depicting the marginalization of cultures and individuals in the face of globalization. The festival takes place across four Thursdays in November. Each screening is free (for both students and non-students) and is followed by a drinks reception.

The fourth screening is the Hungarian film On Body and Soul (2017) by Ildikó Enyedi, which tells the story of Mária and Endre, who work at a slaughterhouse. In their everyday lives they struggle with social relationships, but they make a very exciting discovery regarding their dreams. The film juxtaposes the brutal claustrophobia of the slaughterhouse cattle, who live in narrow cages, with the unrestrained beauty of deer; as if the majestic wild animals were the ideal dream versions of the cattle kept only for being slaughtered. On Body and Soulinvestigates the relationship between dream and reality and the possibility of a dream becoming reality.

Introduction by Dr David Sorfa (Senior Lecturer in Film Studies) 
and Eszter Simor (PhD Candidate in Film Studies)

Skype interview with director Ildikó Enyedi

Date: Thursday 29th November 2018

Time: 6 pm

Location: The Screening Room G.04, 50 George Square


Supported by Innovative Initiative Grant and the LLC Student Led Initiative Grant

Organized by Chantal Bertalanffy, Eszter Simor, François Giraud, Richard Elliott