Picturesque Epochs

Picturesque Epochs
dir.Péter Forgács /Hungary/2017/135 min

The protagonist of “Picturesque Epochs” is Mária Gánóczy (1927–), a painter and a film aficionado who comes from a family of female artists as far back as her great-grandparents. She brought up nine children with her husband József Breznay (1916–2012), a fellow painter. Gánóczy’s films and paintings immortalised the checkered history of Central Europe. Péter Forgács is an internationally renowned film director and media artist whose latest work is a time travel that spans 200 years of Hungarian history and the aspects of its complex, interweaving art and existence with the substantive comments of art historian Géza Perneczky conducting us through different ages and concepts of painting. The monumental saga, which merges fine arts and filmmaking as well as private and public life, is the story of four generations throughout different epochs of Hungarian artistic life.


  • projection time:
    135 min
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  • director:
    Péter Forgács
  • pictures:
  • production:
    Fest-Film, Matrix Film
  • selected festivals and awards:
    2017 – IDFA Amsterdam: Special Jury Award for First Appearance, 2017 – Zagrebdox Zagreb

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