Archive of films Diary of an Unknown Man - A Portrait of Jozef Nadj / Egy ismeretlen naplója - Nagy József portré

2003, 51 min

Section: Dance for the Camera
Year: 2004

<SPAN lang=EN-GB style="FONT-SIZE: 12pt; FONT-FAMILY: Arial; mso-ansi-language: EN-GB; mso-fareast-font-family: ´Times New Roman´; mso-bidi-font-family: ´Times New Roman´; mso-fareast-language: CS; mso-bidi-language: AR-SA"><FONT face=Verdana color=#000000 size=1>A documentary portrait of original artist, choreographer and dancer Jozef Nadj who, in his productions, boldly investigates the uttermost limits of motion theatre. Shots from performances and additional footage obtained for the theatre accompany the artist’s work.</FONT></SPAN>


<SPAN lang=EN-GB style="mso-ansi-language: EN-GB"><FONT color=#000000><FONT face=Arial><FONT size=3> <P class=MsoBodyText style="MARGIN: 0cm 0cm 0pt">A documentary looking at the poetic work of Jozef Nadj (b. 1954), director, artist, choreographer and dancer. This originator of his own style of motion theatre investigates the uttermost limits of stage form, whether in terms of artistic conception, existential content or narrative rhythm. Nadj’s productions achieve tension by means of movement that may reach the minimalistically austere. In this documentary portrait, Nadj lets the viewer take a look at the deeper contexts of his work, and is not afraid to reveal his sources of inspiration. With the skill of a magician he incorporates incidental events into his productions (e.g. floods during an Italian tour). Ample shots from performances and additional footage obtained for the theatre accompany his work. The filmmakers followed Nadj to Berlin, Venice, Paris (his current base), and to his hometown of Kanjiza, Yugoslavia. Director Szabolcs Tolnai’s film is a multi-layered and magical portrait that takes the viewer into the highly imaginative world of an unorthodox artist.</FONT></FONT></FONT></SPAN>

About the director

<SPAN lang=EN-GB style="mso-ansi-language: EN-GB"><FONT color=#000000><FONT size=1>Tolnai Szabolcs (b. 1971, Subotica, Yugoslavia) enrolled in the media department at Eötvös Loránd University (ELTE) in Budapest, and graduated in film direction at the Academy of Dramatic Arts in Novi Sad (2001). He has made a number of short experimental and documentary films. He has also directed for the theatre. Filmography: the short Mutante G (1996), the experimental film Summer Movie (Nyári mozi 1998), the documentary The Anthem of the Youth (Az ifjúság himnusza, 2001), his graduation project Face Down (Arccal a földnek, 2001), and Diary of an Unknown Man – A Portrait of Jozef Nadj (Egy ismeretlen naplója – Nagy József portré, 2003).</FONT></FONT></SPAN>


Magyar Filmunió / Hungarian National Film Fund
Róna utca 174., 1145, Budapest
Tel: +36 146 113 01, +36 146 113 20

About the film

Color, BETA SP
International premiere

Section: Dance for the Camera
Director: Szabolcs Tolnai
Screenplay: Szabolcs Tolnai, Kornél Szilágyi
Dir. of Photography: Kornél Szilágyi, Szabolcs Tolnai
Music: Vladimir Tarasov, István Tickmayer
Editor: Kornél Szilágyi
Producer: György Durst
Production: Kép-Árnyék
Contact: Magyar Filmunió / Hungarian National Film Fund


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