Time Stands Still

Peter Gothar

Hungary, 1982

ACTIVITIES

GENERAL DISCUSSION

A High School in Budapest at the beginning of the 1960s. Dinis is tormented by adolescence. His
mother is taking care of him and his brother on her own as his father had to flee Hungary during
the 1956 uprise. When Bodor, a friend of Dinis’ father, is released from prison and moves in with
them, Dinis and his brother start feeling unhappy over this intrusion.

FILM EXTRACTS

00:35:20 - 00:39:25
01:13:00 - 01:15:00

ACTIVITY 1

• What is the film about?
• Who are the film’s main characters? How are the
characters depicted?
• Which are the film’s main themes, and how are
they outlined?
• What do you know about the revolution in Hungary
in 1956?
• How was the life in Budapest after 1956?
• What is that the youngsters are rebelling against?
• What do you know about student movements
in the 60s?

ACTIVITY 2 – MAKE A LIST

Make a short list comparing the clothes in the
film with those in nowdays.

ACTIVITY 3 – WRITE A SONG

Write a short song with lyrics inspired by the film.

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