“Finale”, a modern drama about the devil of the social media, will be played with English subtitles on October 30 from 7 p.m. in the Árpád Kóti Hall of Csokonai Forum.
A YouTube channel caught the attention of the writer and director, Andrea Pass and prompted her to write:
“I started watching the videos because there was something deeply disturbing about it, I wanted to understand it. What this particular channel conveys for many is the desired perfection, beauty, prosperity, love, and harmony. Then I ran into a TikTok actor, which is the other end of the scale of self-centred content producers, the kind of media person who, thanks to his spectacular vulnerability and fallibility, quickly became the target of the viewers. These two endpoints made me interested in how I can portray them as the two endpoints of an almost mythical story in a drama.
The third “protagonist”, the socially vulnerable boy who is always searching for the truth, who is sold by commercial television as a stupid child, is somewhere in the middle of the story”, she explains. This is how the strange universe of social media characters is assembled, which does not let the viewer’s attention fade.
Anna Ráckevei, Imre Gelányi, Tamás Herczeg, János Mercs, Adrienn Réti, Hella Tolnai, Zsófia Wessely and Benett Vilmányi present a moving story about the impact of the media industry, the hunger for sensation, and the matrix of the virtual world.
Date: 30 October, 7 p.m.
Location: Csokonai Fórum, Kóti Árpád Hall