Friday – Nov. 18, 2016 @ 6:00 PM
Columbia College Chicago
600 S. Michigan Ave.
6:00 PM – Brief introduction of Sandra and her film Mutum
6:05 PM – Screening of Mutum
7:40 PM – Discussion of Mutum with Sandra
8:00 PM – Screening of Hungarian Passport
9:30 PM – Discussion of Hungarian Passport with Sandra
Original Title: Mutum
2007 | 95 min | Drama | In Portuguese with English Subtitles.
Synopsis: Thiago lives with his family on an isolated farm in the arid backlands of Minas Gerais, Brazil. As the story unfolds and Thiago is forced to confront separations and betrayal within the home, Thiago begins, little by little, to see and understand a place that he had never been able to before, thus slowly letting go of his innocence – IMDb.
The Hungarian Passport
Original Title: Passaporte Húngaro
2001 | 72 min | Documentary | In Portuguese with English Subtitles.
Synopsis: What does a Hungarian passport mean? Sandra Kogut was born in Brazil, lives in Paris, but has Hungarian origins. She is searching for her Hungarian roots and decides to contact the Hungarian authorities and find the documents that prove her Hungarian citizenship. She wants to find out what it means to have a piece of paper in our pocket which determines our nationhood, our citizenship and our identity – Filmunio.
Sandra Kogut began as a film and video artist before turning to documentary and fiction films. Her first feature MUTUM (2007, Brazil / France) premiered at Cannes (Directors’ Fortnight) and went on to numerous festivals including Toronto and Rotterdam. The film received more than twenty awards worldwide including a Special Mention from the Deutsches Kinderhilfswerk at Berlinale 2008. Kogut’s documentary films include the award– winning PASSAGERS D’ORSAY (2003, France); UN PASSEPORT HONGROI S (2001, France / Belgium / Hungary / Brazil); and ADIEU MONDE (1997, France). Her latest film is CAMPO GRANDE. – Festival Scope.