A Metaphysical Education

A Metaphysical Education

A champion runner finds himself torn between winning a race and compulsively amassing any object he finds on his way. The film came about from a workshop run by Balázs Lóth in Budapest called Celluloid Műhely. Each participant was given complete freedom to make anything as long as the production didn’t exceed one roll of 16mm film, which was donated by the workshop.

Screening Schedule

No physical screenings scheduled.

Direction: Peter Strickland
Script: Peter Strickland
Cinematography: Márk Györi
Editing: Wanda Kiss
Actors: Károly Hajduk
Producers: Balázs Lóth, Peter Strickland
Format: Digital File
Color: B/W
Production Country: Hungary
Production Year: 2004
Contact: Peter Strickland

Peter Strickland

British director Peter Strickland was born in 1973 and began directing short films in the early 1990s. After a long hiatus from filmmaking during which he created culinary soundscapes with The Sonic Catering Band, he returned to film in the early 2000s and made his first feature, Katalin Varga, in 2009. Alongside further short and feature films, he has also written radio plays and has made a concert film for Björk, which he co-directed with Nick Fenton.


2004 A Metaphysical Education (short)
2005 Berberian Sound Studio (short)
2009 Katalin Varga
2012 Berberian Sound Studio
2014 The Duke of Burgundy
2017 Cobblers’ Lot (short)
2018 In Fabric
2019 GUO4 (short)
2020 Cold Meridian (short)
2022 Blank Narcissus (Passion of the Swamp) (short)
2022 Flux Gourmet