Wittgenstein Tractatus

Wittgenstein Tractatus

Wittgensteinův Traktát

  • Péter Forgács
  • Hungary
  • 1992, 35 min
Script: Péter Forgács
Editing: Márta Révész
Music: Tibor Szemzö
Producer, Co-producer: Péter Forgács, Jolán Árvai
Color: Colour and B&W
Language: Hungarian

This meditative interpretation of the famous Tractatus logico-philosophicus, in which cited passages from the book are interspersed with collaged footage from archived private films, presents a shift from the austere language of the early Wittgenstein to the enigmatic expression of the later Wittgenstein. The impact of the composition of the images is also influenced by the music of the minimalist Hungarian composer Tibor Szemzö.


“Cinema’s alchemist” Péter Forgács (1950) is a leading found footage filmmaker and established the amateur film archive in Budapest. Jihlava IDFF has screened his films István Bibó, Fragments (2002), El Perro Negro: Stories from the Spanish Civil War (2005) and I am von Höfler. (Variation on Werther) (2008).

For Creation Sa. Budapest / Péter Forgács / 1087 Budapest Százados ut 3-13./22 / Budapest / Hungary / +36 309 643 029 / forgax@gmail.com / www.peterforgacs.com
Festival edition: 2015
Sections: Film and Philosophy
Exhibition format: Beta SP
Subtitle languages: English
01.11.2015 12:30


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