A narrative biopic about legendary director Michael Curtiz and his time spent on set filming Casablanca.
On November 4, 2019 starting at 7 pm, we will be screening the Hungarian feature film CURTIZ, a narrative biopic about legendary director Michael Curtiz and his time spent on set filming Casablanca. The movie is in English. After the screening, there will be a panel discussion and Q&A with the film’s screenwriter Zsuzsanna Bak and supporting actors Lili Bordán and József Gyabronka. They will discuss the controversial character at the heart of this film, and share the process of production, the festival run of the film (which has already won several prestigious awards including the Grand Prix at the Montréal World Film Festival) and plans for distribution and future collaborations..
As America prepares to enter WW2, Hungarian film director Michael Curtiz grapples with political intervention and a dysfunctional relationship with his estranged daughter, amidst the troubled production of Casablanca in 1942.
Director: Tamás Yvan Topolánszky
Producer: Claudia Sümeghy
Free admission. All are welcome! With the generous support of Arts for Ohio.