THE ART OF MOVEMENT
DE 2019, 87 minutes
Hungarian and German with English Subtitles.
The documentary film by Hungarian artist and performer Boglárka Börcsök portrays three elderly female dancers all of them aged over 90 today. Éva E. Kovács, Irén Preisich and Ágnes Roboz were part of Movement Art emerging at the beginning of the 20th century from a mix of dance and gymnastics that was banned for 40 years in Hungary. During the film, Börcsök stays close to the women by becoming their dance student, their listener or entering into conflict as an attempt to confront them with their personal histories physically and emotionally. The Art of Movement aims to question how memories and movements are transmitted and how they live on.
Cast: Éva E. Kovács, Irén Preisich, Ágnes Roboz
Written and directed: Boglárka Börcsök
Artistic collaboration: Andreas Bolm
Editing: Andreas Bolm and Boglárka Börcsök
Camera: Lisa Rave
Color and Sound: Andreas Bolm
Sound Mixing: Jochen Jezzusek
English translation: David Robert Evans
Production Company: Whole Wall Films
Production Manager: Elisa Calosi
Funded by Tanzfonds Erbe - an initiative by German Federal Cultural Foundation, La Musée de la Danse/ Centre choréographique de Rennes et de Bretagne, Senatsverwaltung für Culture und Europa, Berlin.
Supported by Akademie Schloss Solitude & József Attila Circle within the Eastern European exchange program, Hungarian National Film Fund - Film Archive, OSzMI - Hungarian Theatre Museum and Institute, Pact Zollverein Residency Program, AQB - Art Quarter Budapest, Franz Liszt Academy of Music, Orkesztika Foundation, weltfilm