Hungary: Arvo Pärt film evenings – “Knight of Cups”
Budapest Music Center
Mátyás utca 8 Budapest Hungary
07.03.2017 18:00 – 21:00
The Estonian Institute in Hungary, in co-operation with Budapest Music Centre, started a film club in 2015, which brings a selection of films featuring Arvo Pärt’s music to Hungarian music and film enthusiasts.
The drama “Knight of Cups” by French-Belgian director Terrence Malick will be shown at the second screening of the year.
The year 2015 saw the celebration of Arvo Pärt’s 80th birthday. The works of the world-famous composer hailing from Estonia cannot only be heard on albums and in concert halls, but often also in cinema, as his music has inspired several film directors like Jean-Luc Godard, Tom Tykwer and Bernardo Bertolucci.
The series of film evenings organised by Estonian Institute, inspired by the events held by Arvo Pärt Centre for five years already, present feature films and documentaries that use Arvo Pärt’s music. The films are screened in the library of Budapest Music Centre in the original language with Hungarian subtitles.
The screening will be preceded by an introduction by playwright, writer, journalist and screenwriter László Kolozsi.
“Knight of Cups”
2003, France-Belgium, 99 minutes
Director: Terrence Malick
The main character, Hollywood actor Rick (Christian Bale) embarks upon a spiritual journey in the film, trying to understand love and himself through the adventures with six different women. In the film “Knight of Cups”, the director Terrence Malick continues his strong visual handwriting, which moviegoers have already enjoyed in films like “The Tree of Life” and “To the Wonder”. Malick frames his story with original picture and sound language, the mastery of which is hard to match.
The film’s soundtrack features Arvo Pärt’s works symphony no 4 “Los Angeles”, “Miserere”, and “Silouans Song”.