Director: István SzabÃ³
"In 1966 he made Father about a boy's search for his dead father. A warm, tolerant humour is immediately visible in this film which developed into a gentle irony over Szabo's next ten years (a humour hard to read between the subtitles) ... The psychological detail of Tako's obsessive search doesn't stop at the personal history of one boy's need. Szabo commented on the subject: 'After the war, many fathers were dead - not just one little boy sought out a father. Whole nations, countries, people created fathers, if they didn't have strong leaders. Stalin, Churchill, Roosevelt - people make fathers out of their leaders or vice-versa.'"
A romantic, nostalgic film of a young man traversing time and distance to recapture a past love. ... On a train between Budapest and Paris, Jancsi relives through a series of flashbacks the period he… More »
This a love poem to a young girl of Budapest . It discovers the beauty in every movement of the beloved, holds and eternalizes her passing smile, finds her everywhere, follows her moods. ... More »
The river Danube dominates the city of Bupdapest. Istvan Szabo, whose latest film. Love Film, was shown in the 1971 Melbourne Film Festival, creates a little fantasy of elements connected with the ri… More »
Left on the embankment of the Danube, a piano becomes the centre of interest for the lunchtime crowd in Budapest. ... More »
Another short film by Istvan Szabo (see Danube, Fish, Birds), in which the sight of an old house brings forth a rush of memories. ... More »