Gloomy Sunday (1999) / Rolf SCHÜBEL (dir.); Andrea FLESCH (costume)

Ansnitt Filmclub  Costume Workshop 
Film-Virage Cultural Association

7pm 16th April, 2018

Andrea FLESCH (costume designer)

Gloomy Sunday is a melodrama about a femme fatale every man falls madly in love withs, and who inspires an immortal piece of music that influences the lives (and deaths) of many people. A photo, a tune, a restaurant, a love triangle, and a special dish, the beef roll – we can practically “taste” the atmosphere of the movie. The film takes place before and during World War II, which is not simply the backdrop of the film… The German-Hungarian co-production directed by Rolf SCHÜBEL commemorates the life of the famous composer, Rezső SERESS and the only Hungarian song that became a worldwide hit: Gloomy Sunday. It features legendary performances by Erika MAROZSÁN and András BÁLINT, among others. The film’s costume designer, Andrea FLESCH (Budapest Noir, Kills on Wheels, Chameleon, A Kind of America 2) created fabulous garments that speak volumes of the era as well as of the woman who wore them. After the screening, we will talk about how she created her costumes for this movie and discuss her other works as well.

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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