Hungarian-Polish literary evening and projection of the movie His Master's Voice

15th September, Tuesday, 8 p.m, Slovenska kinoteka

Entrance fee: 4 EUR (for Kinopolis members 2 EUR)

György Pálfi is surely one of the most prominent and well known representatives of the younger generation of Hungarian filmmakers. His distinctive, ambitious and commonly controversial author's poetics has gained a cult reputation among the audiences worldwide. Pálfi's films such as Free Fall (Szabadesés, 2014), Final Cut (Final Cut: Hölgyeim és uraim, 2012) or the notorious Taxidermia (2006) have all been well received in Slovenia, therefore the director's new sci-fi feature, His Master's Voice (2018) will probably be a treat.

His Master's Voice is an adaptation of Stanisław Lem's novel of the same name, but Pálfi's loose approach works in ways which allow the film to speak an astonishing cinematic language. The fragmentary nature of the novel is thus transmitted into film through a visual pastiche which includes usage of tv show formats, photography, archive footage, Skype calls, hallucinatory sequences and rapid editing, all of this combined results in a rich, bizarre and amusing sum of science fiction, family drama and philosophy.

The film will be screened in Hungarian with Slovene subtitles.