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master-class / film screening

Another guest of the education platform Cinergy is Hungarian cinematographer Mátyás Erdély who is mainly known for his work on "Son of Saul" by László Nemes. Master class will focus on his personal approach and cinematic style which is characterized by elaborated mise-en-scène, observation style, and scenes in one long shot.

6 Dec / 18:30 _ Cinergy with Mátyás Erdély
6 Dec / 20:45 _ James White - film screening

Cinergy talk will be held in English and the entry is free of charge.


Mátyás Erdély
is a Hungarian cinematographer who has completed both the Hungarian University of Drama and Film in Budapest and the Master's Program at the American Film Institute Conservatory in Los Angeles. His approach to cinematography is characterized by elaborated mise-en-scène, observation style, and scenes in one long shot. His narrative works were screened at numerous film festivals around the world, such as Cannes, Venice, Berlin, and Sundance.

Erdély worked as a cinematographer on films by Kornéla Mundruczó (Johanna, Delta, Frankenstein Project). He shot the American independent film "James White", Mexican thriller "Miss Bala" or British TV mini-series Southcliffe directed by Sean Durkin. Probably the most famous film is "Son of Saul" by László Nemes which has received much critical praise for its visual journey. Their other film "Sunset" is in Czech cinemas now.

James White
Christopher Abbott is a troubled twenty-something trying to stay afloat in a frenzied New York City. He retreats further into a self-destructive, hedonistic lifestyle, but as his mother (Cynthia Nixon) battles a serious illness James is forced to take control of his life. The film was directed by writer-director-producer Josh Mond (Borderline Films) with an intimate visual style. It premiered at Sundance Film Festival 2014 where it was the winner of the "Best of Next" Audience Award. James White is a confident and closely observed debut that explores and leads into deep, affecting places while still maintaining its fragile humanity.

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