Arvo Pärt cinema evenings

Arvo Pärt cinema evenings

In the last couple of decades over a hundred films of many different types and genres have been made with Pärt’s music. A series of film evenings organized by the Estonian Institute and inspired by the event held already for the fourth year by the Arvo Pärt Centre, will show feature films and documentaries that use Arvo Pärt's music. The films are screened at the library of the Budapest Music Centre and introduced by music and film expert László Kolozsi.

Although more than twenty-five different Pärt compositions have found their way into films, film-makers have particularly fallen in love with the tintinnabuli works Spiegel im Spiegel (1978), Für Alina (1976), Fratres (1977) and Cantus in Memory of Benjamin Britten (1977). Interestingly the tintinnabuli pieces pass from film to film, somehow always appearing at moments when the hero or heroes are facing a moral or emotional crisis which brings their fundamental principles into doubt. At such moments Pärt’s music adds a transcendental measure to the situation, opening up other perspectives.

 

Next and also the final screening in the series:

THE LOST PARADISE
6 June

Previous screenings:

GERRY
18 April

KNIGHT OF CUPS
7 March

SINCE OTAR LEFT
7 February 2017

WAR PHOTOGRAPHER
6 December 2016

LITTLE BUDDHA
8 November 2016

REPENTANCE
25 October 2016

THE LOVERS ON THE BRIDGE
13 September 2016

THE BANISHMENT
5 May 2016

THE BARBARIAN INVASIONS
19 April 2016

ADAM'S PASSION
1 March 2016

INTO ETERNITY: A FILM FOR THE FUTURE
9 February 2016

THE GREAT BEAUTY
26 January 2016

EVEN IF I LOSE EVRYTHING
1 December 2015

TZVETANKA
10 November 2015

THE PLACE BEYOND THE PINES
20 October 2015

AFTER THE DAY BEFORE
8 September 2015