About this event
Editor Matyas Fekete's journey to ten thousand hours looks on paper to be a traditional one, dutifully working his way up from an assistant through the editorial department on dozens of features, TV series, and commercials. But his creative choices and the projects he is drawn to are anything but conventional; stories of nightmarish transformations define his work. His editing meets these narratives head-on, turning cinema in on itself, splintered, sensorial, temporally disparate. They take visual storytelling to its most evocative edge. He is best known for his work with auteur Peter Strickland. Having cut his directorial debut Katalin Varga (2009) and most recently the comedy-horror In Fabric (2018). And Strickland's high-toned erotic The Duke of Burgundy (2014); The Guardian described Matyas remarkable edit as - …a mix of austerity and Brakhage, permeates the picture with an extraterrestrial pace...creates a spell that had us hypnotized, immersed, and still awestruck. He has just completed the much anticipated psychological horror film - A Banquet by newcomer Ruth Paxton during the lockdown. Join us at 5pm (instead of 7pm) as Matyas speaks to us from the Reunion Islands on his approach, the cut as alchemy, the whole eloquence of cinema achieved in the drama of the edit suite.
About the Ten Thousand Hours Masters of Film Lecture Series
Thursday evenings at 7pm, this fortnightly series will feature some of the cinema's most unique master voices. Directors, producers, writers, cinematographers, editors, and actors who, beyond their success in the film arts, bring a unique perspective to creativity and the road to mastery.
The series is moderated by Regent’s Film Lecturer Devon Dickson. The talks have an open structure, and the conversations will welcome student questions.
The series is open to all Regent's students.