Presented by the Balassi Institute – Hungarian Cultural Center
At Bohemian National Hall, 321 East 73rd Street, between 1st and 2nd Avenues. Visit new-york.czechcentres.cz for more information.
Hungary. Dir. Virág Zomborácz. 2014, 93 mins. With Márton Kristóf, László Gálffi, Eszter Csákányi. A father and son with a strained relationship get a shot at reconciliation—after the older man’s death. In life, Janos is a pastor devoted to helping people in need, who is unable to muster compassion for his troubled twenty-something son. After Janos dies unexpectedly, the young man begins seeing his father’s specter everywhere, initiating a process in which the two men must make peace with each other in order to move on. Part tender coming-of-age tale, part darkly comic ghost story, Afterlife is a surprising, poignant fable from one of the most distinctive new voices in Hungarian cinema.
Tickets for Panorama Europe at the Bohemian National Hall are free. Seating is on a first-come, first-served basis.