Ansnitt Film Club


Monday, 2 March 2020, 18.30

From foundation to masks. Hair-Makeup-Masks-Prosthetics Series Winter/Spring 2020

Event series by Film-Virage Kulturális Egyesület

The Cost of Eternal Life

Make-up: Beatrice De Alba, John E. Jackson etc.

Lecturer: Miklós Horváth

The film by Tony Scott from 1983 with its strong atmosphere features the international stars of the time in strange roles. Miriam, the vampire originating from the ancient Egypt (Catherine Deneuve) and her lover John from the 18th century (David Bowie) are hunting for victims in the bars of New York. One day the man is frightened to discover the signs of aging on his body and seeks out for a gerontologist (Susan Sarandon), who is searching for the antidote for aging …

The work of the legendary makeup, Dick Smith contributes to the smoky-shadowy atmosphere of the film, and he was mentioned as makeup illusions in the cast. Smith was the makeup for the films like The Godfather, The Exorcist and Amadeus, and was the master of world-known makeups as Rick Baker (An American Werewolf in London), Kazu Hiro (Darkest Hour), and the Hungarian Iván Pohárnok (Taxidermia).

All films are either subtitled or dubbed in Hungarian

Participation is free but subject to registration. You can send a registration e-mail until 5 pm on the day of the screening to Please enter the title of the movie as the subject, and the name of the person or persons you want to register in the message body. Please arrive 15 minutes before the screening.

Sponsor: National Cultural Fund of Hungary