Netherlands Silent Film Festival

PIGS WILL ALWAYS BE PIGS + 10B HURRA ICH LEBE

Admission fee: € 15,-

Sunday 15 January 2023

PROGRAMME

PIGS WILL ALWAYS BE PIGS + 10B HURRA ICH LEBE

TIME

16:00 – 18:15

VENUE

Pand P, Grote Zaal Eindhoven

PRICE

€ 15,-

MUSICI

Daan van den Hurk | piano
Mykyta Sierov | hobo
Richard Siedhoff | piano

PIGS WILL ALWAYS BE PIGS

“The screening and the content of this film may not be discussed”  shows a disclaimer during the screening of Svyni zavždy svyni in Germany in the 1930s. In this film, the slow and far-reaching bureaucracy of the then Soviet Union is ridiculed when an import tariff for guinea pigs has to be charged in a small train station. The film was thought to be lost until it was found in Germany in 2015. The copy comes from the Dovzhenko Center in Kiev and is a donation from the Deutsches Bundesarchiv.

HURRA ICH LEBE

It is the nature of countries to ridicule their neighboring countries a little bit. That our neighboring countries also laugh at the Dutch is not something new, but it can be very nice to see. In the German comedy HURRA! ICH LEBE! (1928) Dutch clichés are ridiculed in a comic story about a Dutch man who apparently died in a shipwreck. When it turns out that the man has missed this boat, he is hidden by friends in order to collect a large compensation. 

FILM CREDITS

PIGS WILL ALWAYS BE PIGS (Ukr 1931 Khanan Shmain) 58’

HURRA ICH LEBE (DE 1928 Wilhelm Thiele) 74′

Intertitles: English