Demimonde (2015) / Attila SZÁSZ (dir.); Györgyi SZAKÁCS (costume)

Ansnitt Filmclub – Costume Workshop 
Film-Virage Cultural Association

7pm 30th April, 2018

Györgyi SZAKÁCS (costume designer)


Demimonde takes place in Budapest before the First World War; it tells the last days of the well-known courtesan, Elza Mágnás. Screenwriter Norbert KÖBLI reconstructed the events of the brutal murder from archived newspaper articles, and created a fictional, even more tense version of the story. The crime movie authentically portrays the period and features powerful performances by Patrícia KOVÁCS, Dorka GRYLLUS, Laura DÖBRÖSI, János KULKA ad Péter SÁNDOR as well as impeccable costumes by Györgyi SZAKÁCS (Daniel Takes a Train, Idő van, Sunshine, Jadviga’s pillow, Taking Sides , Eszter’s Inheritance, Fateless). Besides Demimonde, we will talk to the multiple award-winning costume designer about her profession, the difference between TV and feature films, and many other exciting topics.

Miklós HORVÁTH – assistant director, film translator; one of the main organizers for Ansnitt Filmklub, lecturer

Ansnitt Filmklub’s new series Costume Workshop explores the field of costume design through Hungarian and foreign examples. During the pre-screening introduction and the subsequent lectures, we will discuss film-making processes, seeking answers to the following questions in specific: What is the costume designer’s job? Who do costume designers need to cooperate with before and during the production? Where does their inspiration come from? How well do costume designers need to know the film’s story and characters?

All films are either subtitled or dubbed in Hungarian. 
Participation is free but is subject to registration. You can register until 5 pm on the day of the screening at the following email address: In the subject box, enter the title of the current movie, and in the text box, the name of the person or persons you want to register. Please arrive 15 minutes before the screening.

Sponsor: National Cultural Fund of Hungary

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