Happy Birthday, Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock in Debrecen

If you are fan of Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock, then it’s time to celebrate.

From 22nd to 24th March, you can celebrate the 120th birthday of the English film director and producer, Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock.

The Apollo Cinema in Debrecen prepares special screenings for the the occasion of the 120th anniversary of the birth of the legendary director Alfred Hitchcock with the aim to bring Hitchcock’s work closer to the audience by analyzing his work as a movie director.

Teacher, film critic, and film experts will help you analyze and understand three epic Hitchcock films.

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Movies of Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock to be played in Debrecen

March 22, 6 PM – Rear Window, this is an American Technicolor mystery thriller film directed by Alfred Hitchcock; and it is considered by many film-goers, critics, and scholars to be one of his best films. After the screening, you can talk to associate professor, teacher of film culture, Imre Syrjártó.

March 23, 6PM – Psycho is arguably Hitchcock’s best-known film. It was shot in black-and-white and was made famous for the unprecedented amount of violence, the early death of the heroine, and the innocent lives extinguished by a disturbed murderer, and became the hallmarks of a new horror-film genre. After the screening, you will have the chance talk with film expert, György Báron.

March 24 6PM – Vertigo, the story was based on the 1954 novel D’entre les morts (From Among the Dead) by Boileau-Narcejac and starring by Jams Steward. It has received some mixed reviews from critics but it was lately seen as a classic Hitchcock film and one of the defining works of his career. After the screening, you can have a conversation with Iván Forgács, film critic.

All films are projected in their original language with Hungarian subtitles. Tickets are available at 500 HUF from the 21st of February at the Apollo Cinema.

Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock: The legend

Sir Alfred Joseph Hitchcock was born in Leytonstone, Essex, and he entered the film industry in 1919. He made his directorial debut with the silent film The Pleasure Garden (1925). His first successful film, The Lodger: A Story of the London Fog (1927), helped to shape the thriller genre, while his 1929 film, Blackmail, was the first British “talkie”.[3] Two of his 1930s thrillers, The 39 Steps (1935) and The Lady Vanishes (1938), are ranked among the greatest British films of the 20th century. (Source: Wikipedia)