Ansnitt Film Club


Monday, 21st of October 2019, 7.00 PM

Ansnittt Filmklub
From foundation to masks
Hair-Makeup-Masks-Prosthetics Series Fall / Winter 2019

Event series by Film-Virage Kulturális Egyesület

Masters and creatures
mask designer: Jack Pierce

speakers: Danileszk Rita, Horváth Miklós, Dr. Zalán Márk

Our new event series tackles masks, makeup and hair in filmmaking through the works of prominent Hungarian and foreign artists. The first event, just before Halloween, kicks off in style with a classic “monster story”. Mary Shelly’s monster inspired many films, perhaps the most famous being James Whale’s 1931 adaptation. Actor Boris Karloff’s masked face has since become emblematic. This mask and its creator, Jack Pierce, provide the starting point for Ansnitt Filmklub’s presentation on film history and mask art following the screening.

Jack Pierce worked on Universal studio’s monster series and created numerous iconic masks, including those in Frankenstein (1931), The Mummy (1932) and The Wolf Man (1941). Pierce’s technical solutions and creative contributions influenced generations of make-up and mask artists, including Rick Baker (An American Werewolf in London, Men in Black, Tropic Thunder) and Tom Savini (Dawn of the Dead, From Dusk till Dawn).

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 In the subject box, please enter the title of the 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: Nemzeti Kulturális Alap