Péter Forgács

Hungary

Péter Forgács (1950) media artist and independent filmmaker, based in Budapest. Since 1978 he has made more than thirty films and several media installations. He is best known for his "Private Hungary" series of award winning films and installations often based on home movies from the 1920s-1980s, which document ordinary lives that were soon to be ruptured by an extraordinary historical trauma that occurs off screen.

Forgács “has given the private archive project an ontological dimension, turning it into a reflection on the nature of memory, the construction of history, and the phenomenology of film-making itself.” Joanne Richardson.

http://www.forgacspeter.hu/

El Perro Negro
Péter Forgács. 2004. Netherlands, Hungary. vo English. s Spanish. 84’