Animal Farm (1954)
Orwell's novel Animal Farm is required reading. And the animation movie made from the book is a required film, especially given that it was the first ever British animation feature film. We could/should also tell you plenty about its director and producer, the Hungarian János Halász, though this original and experimental filmmaker is better known to the world as John Halas. In order to narrate Orwell's allegory against Stalinism and all types of dictatorship, Halas created an animation film that showed us the medium of animation wasn't only suitable for family entertainment.
This year, Bridging Europe is looking to connect United Kingdom to Hungarian culture. One special element of all the films featured in this series is that they each have a link to Hungary. In addition to Animal Farm's director and producer, another Hungarian, the composer Mátyás Seiber, worked on the film. Seiber, who was one of Zoltán Kodály's favourite students, was one of the finest composers of the 20th century, though he is - undeservedly - little known in Hungary
In English, with Hungarian subtitles.
The discussions before and after the screenings are conducted in Hungarian.
Presented by: Müpa Budapest
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