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István Orosz retrospective
Hírös Agora / theatre hall
aug. 12. 14:00
The reconstruction, based on the recorded moves and a photograph retouched many times, of a chess game played one-hundred years ago. The political aspects of the match override those of the game: the two leaders of the Bolshevik party, Lenin and Bogdanov face each other. The animated film attempts, though in ironic manner, to do justice to Lenin, so that he somehow manages to get out of a tight corner in which he is threatened with checkmate and emerge the winner.

Year of production: 2010

Country of production: Hungary

Length: 06' 30''

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Orosz István

István Orosz was born in 1951 in Kecskemét, Hungary. He graduated as a graphic artist from the Hungarian University of Arts and Design, Budapest. He is active both with autonomous fine art and film animation. Since 1975 he had been a director at Pannónia Film Studio. He is a member of Alliance Graphique International (AGI), and of both Hungarian Art Academies among others. He was awarded the Balázs Béla Award (1991), Artist of Excellence (2005) and the Kossuth Prize (2011).


Silence (1977); Ah, America! (1984); Mind the Steps! (1989); The Garden (1993); Cry! (1996); Faces (1999); Black Hole–White Hole (2001); Time Sights (2004); Mazes (2008); Chess! (2010); The Drawer (2014); Albrecht Dürer’s Rhinoceros (2017)
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The realisation of the 15th Kecskemét Animation Film Festival and the 50th anniversary professional programme in 2021 was supported by the Hungarian Academy of Arts.

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