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Samizdat Eastern European Film Festival

My 20th Century (Az én XX. századom): the opening of Samizdat Festival

Tue 27 September 2022

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English subtitling

Wheelchair accessible

Wheelchair accessible

Black and white image of a woman looking to the side with uncertainty; the blurred background features several mirrors.

Image courtesy of the artists.

Samizdat Eastern European Film Festival presents My 20th Century (Az én XX. századom) as the opening screening of its inaugural first edition in 2022. Ildikó Enyedi's 1989 debut, My 20th Century went on to win 'Camera d'Or' for Best First Film at 1989 Cannes festival and was screened as part of the Official Selection at the 2018 Berlinale Classics.

In 1800s Budapest, two impoverished twin girls, Dora and Lili, are separated from each other, and their lives are taken in vastly different directions. Decades later, the twins – one an anarchist who is planning a bombing, the other a manipulative socialite – meet on the Orient Express in a twist of fate.

This film can also be watched online (Sep 27 - Oct 13) thanks to our partner Klassiki.

Samizdat is supported by Film Hub Scotland, part of the BFI’s Film Audience Network, and funded by Screen Scotland and National Lottery funding from the BFI. It is jointly funded by the European Cultural Foundation (Culture of Solidarity Fund — Ukraine Special Edition).


Financial support to attend the festival is available to eligible applicants via Samizdat's Access Fund.

Content Notes: Depictions and discussions of poverty, sex, alcohol consumption, nudity.

Access Notes: Bright black and white cinematography, some flashing images and loud sounds.




Event Type






5:30pm — 7:35pm

Doors open: 5:20pm




Tickets: £0/£2/£4/£6/£8

Booking fee: 10 percent booking fee


SDH captioning

English subtitling

Wheelchair accessible

Tickets no longer available

Additional info:

Hungarian audio with English Closed Captions