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Film Screening: White Palms (Hungary, 2006)

We are kindly inviting all interested students and colleagues to the sixth film screening in the series of Post-Socialist Screenings at the Department of Literature, Area Studies and European Languages (ILOS) this autumn.

A poster from the movie "White Palms" (Hungary, 2006).
Photo: IMDb

About the film

White Palms (written by Szabolcs Hajdu) tells the story of the Hungarian champion gymnast, Dongo Miklos, who suffered as a boy under a brutal Communist-era coach. Years later, he moves to Canada in search of a new start – only to find himself unwittingly perpetuating the very same cycle of abuse among his own pupils.

Where and when

November 20, 6.00 PM, auditorium 3, Sophus Bugges hus. Tea and coffe will be served. All interested are welcome.

About Post-Socialist Screenings

After 1989, people in post-socialist countries faced extensive systemic changes on the economic and political levels, which affected their public and private lives. Sometimes the borders in-between were swept away relentlessly, leaving people behind. The film screenings shown at ILOS this autumn are about people who lived through socialism, and those who are trying to find their place and their identity in post-socialist society.

Read more about this autumn's program and the Post-Socialist Screenings.


The Post-Socialist Screenings are organized by Anastasia K. Røen and Mónika Dánél, with the support of Centre for Slavic and Easter European Studies, project Probing the Boundaries of the (Trans)National and Elisa Storchi and Randi Cathinka Neverdal from University of Oslo Library.

Published Nov. 5, 2019 8:32 PM - Last modified Nov. 5, 2019 8:49 PM