Les États généraux du film documentaire 2021 Doc History: Hungary, at the Béla Balázs Studio Arène

Arène ( Aréna )
János Tóth
1970 - Hongrie - Noir & Blanc - 23'

Janos Toth stood out from the first days of BBS as one of its most innovative cinematographers. He also directed an extremely important corpus of experimental films. Aréna is a film which is both highly stylised and highly political. Toth connects with the structural film of his time and rolls out his metaphysical fascination for cinema. The documentary metamorphoses into the creator’s interior monologue, into a lyrical meditation: the modern conflict between the advance of civilisation and the timeless immutability of being takes the form of a poem of free associations on mass hysteria. (F. R.)

Photography : János Tóth, János Vadász, Ferenc Neményi
Sound : György Pintér
Editing : János Tóth
Music : Péter Eötvös
Production : Balász Béla Stúdió