The Art of Movement
by Boglárka Börcsök in collaboration with Andreas Bolm
a TANZFONDS ERBE project
DE 2020, 58 min., Hungarian with English subtitles.
A sensual and insightful film about three elderly dancers from Budapest. Irén, Éva and Ágnes - all between 90 and 100 years old - were once part of the early modern dance movement in Hungary.
Taking the role of a dance student and dialogue partner Boglárka retraces how each of the elderly dancers transformed their lives and movement practices in order to survive the major socio-political changes of the last century.
The film takes us into a personal and bodily encounter with three very different personalities and their relation to their past and present. Returning to the stage and performing in their private rooms, Irén, Éva and Ágnes reveal us an incredible richness of experience stored in their bodies.
A choreography of memories.
Cast: Éva E. Kovács, Irén Preisich, Ágnes Roboz
Written and directed: Boglárka Börcsök
Artistic collaboration: Andreas Bolm
Editing: Andreas Bolm and Boglárka Börcsök
Cinematography: Lisa Rave
Color and Sound: Andreas Bolm
Sound Mixing: Jochen Jezzusek
English translation: David Robert Evans
Production: Whole Wall Films, Boglárka Börcsök
Production Management: 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