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EXBlicks: From Budapest to Berlin

Our next EXBlicks on June 10 at Lichtblick Kino presents Rita Lengyel's portrayal of emigration(s), from Hungary to Berlin and how it shaped the family that experienced it.

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For this month’s EXBlicks, Rita Lengyel explores the meandering past of her Hungarian-German family in “My Hungary in Berlin”.

From the Berlin grandmother who moved to a Hungarian village for love; to her uncle, a member of famous band Kex who had to flee communist censorship; to her ex-husband who left Budapest for Berlin to get away from drugs – all the protagonists in this documentary make the trip between the Spree and the Danube.

Light years away from today’s stories of luxury immigration, Lengyel portrays exile out of necessity (be it triggered by love or politics) and people who deal with the challenge of finding a new home and the ever-greater one of losing their old one with edifying simplicity. An Exberliner evening in collaboration with realeyz.tv. As always, the director will be present for a post-screening Q&A (and wine).

EXBLICKS | June 10, 20:00

Originally published in Issue #117, June 2013.