During the Eighties, Lucile Chaufour shot in Super 8 a group of Hungarian punks who rebelled against the Communist regime. Twenty years later, she returns and asks those same musicians about their views on life and music in their country before and after the fall of the Berlin Wall.
As strange as it sounds, back in the ‘80s there was punk life on the other side of the Iron Curtain. Blending in the Budapest scene, Chaufour filmed her protagonists clandestinely in Super 8. Those young people screaming “communist drug, no need for seduction” (sounds much powerful in Hungarian, trust me) were united by their rebellion against real socialism. But twenty years later, when Chaufour returned and interviewed them, neither that political system nor that union still existed: the punk movement had disintegrated in irreconcilable differences, including literal interpretations of Sid Vicious’ swastika. With devastating insight, East Punk Memories contrasts the past and the present of a generation of people who confirmed –in the whirlpool of History– just how real was that whole “no future” thing. AM
D, G, E, DA: Lucile Chaufour F: Lucile Chaufour, Bernhard Braustein S: Grégoire Couzinier, Bruno Porret CP: Supersonicglide I: Kelemen Balázs, Tóth Miklós, Mozsik Imre, Márton Attila, Papp György Zoltán
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She attended several music schools in Paris and played in many rock and jazz bands. She founded the record company Makhno Records, which allowed many punk rock bands to release their music. She directed three short films and the features Violent Days (2004) and Léone, mére & fils (2014; Bafici ‘15), wich won the Avant-Garde...