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.