2009 – Veled is… | Could happen…

“Veled is megtörténhet” Radnóti Est a Radnóti Emlékév alkalmából, Szeged, 2009

“Could happen to you, too” Radnóti’s memorial evening,  Szeged, Hungary, 2009

a drama based on Radnóti’s poetry,
poem recitation by Bea Melkvi and Attila Harsányi

Directed by Attila Harsányi
3D animation and screenings by Ivó Kovács

Miklós Radnóti is one of the most famous Hungarian poet, who fell victim to The Holocaust. After a long and tiring force-march, he was shot into a mass grave near the village of Abda in Northwestern Hungary. Throughout the last months of his life, he continued to write poems in a little notebook he kept with him. These final poems are lyrical and poignant and represent some of the few works of literature composed during the Holocaust that survived. Possibly his best known poem is the fourth stanza of the ‘Razglednicák’, where he describes the shooting of another man and then envisions his own death.

According to the artistic direction, the animation style was developed as realistic as it was possible within a tight deadline. The style intentional emphasis the reality of death. Every beings who were born are going to pass away or literally speaking: – every beings are sentenced to death -. But nobody has the right to make a decision about your life and death, just you have it for. The performance is an exclamation mark for the upcoming generations. It warns for the real danger called: ‘Hate’, what is hiding within us. Hate is a monster, but meaningless, should be always avoided.



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