Professor Kovacs Holds Weekly Screenings of Yugoslav Films

Wednesday, September 18, 2019

GOLDEN GATE XPRESS -- “Kovacs, who is of Hungarian descent, has had a life-long interest in cinema from Eastern Europe, but after teaching a course on films from Eastern Europe, he realized the topic was too broad. Instead, Kovacs chose to narrow the courses down to individual countries, starting with Hungary four years ago and now focusing on Yugoslavia.

“‘Each of those countries has some fantastic directors,’ Kovacs said. ‘They all went through very similar phases of communism and authoritarianism, filmmakers then began to rebel against that communism.’”