Stage work “Just Filming” in Budapest

Kristian Smeds’s stage work “Just Filming” can be seen in Budapest. The work brings together two formidable acting talents: Annamária Láng from Hungary and Juhan Ulfsak from Estonia.


Their partnership produces a theatrical dance rich in passion, absurdity and humour.

A highly visual and musical performance “Just Filming” is a heartfelt tribute to cinematic art.

Kristian Smeds is a Finnish playwriter and theatre director. Juhan Ulfsak and Eva Klemets have also participated in his international theatre production “Mental Finland”.

Actress Annamária Láng is one of Hungary’s best-known artists on independent theatre circuit. Láng was long associated with the Krétakör theatre founded by Árpád Schilling, but since leaving the company she has worked freelance. Láng has worked in theatre and film in Hungary, Germany, Switzerland and France.

Actor and director Juhan Ulfsak is one of Estonia’s most influential contemporary artists. He is a founder member of Estonia’s first independent theatre, the Von Krahl company. Ulfsak has worked with leading figures from the art world in Estonia, Germany and Finland. He has participated in several productions by director Kristian Smeds: “The Year of the Hare”, “The Seagull”, etc. 

Cast: Annamária Láng, Juhan Ulfsak
Directed by: Kristian Smeds
Lighting: Teemu Nurmelin
Video: Lennart Laberenz
Sound: Krisztián Vranik
Music: Verneri Pohjola, Pekka Kuusisto, Timo Kämäräinen
Mask: Laura Sgureva
In cooperation with: Estonian Institute in Hungary, Kanuti Gildi SAAL, Trafó House of Contemporary Arts
Supported by: Cultural Endowment of Estonia, Estonia Ministry of Foreign Affairs, Finnagora, Estonian Institute in Finland, Goethe-Institute Finnland, Balassi Institute in Helsinki
Premiere: 14.10.2016, Kansallisteatteri, Helsinki
Duration: 90 min

Performance language: broken English, broken Finnish


Estonian Institute in Hungary
Falk Miksa u. 22 fe. 2
1055 Budapest, Hungary
+36 1 386 2462


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