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Mirror

Hungary, 1977 (MIFF 1980)

Director: István Szabó

A charming short portrait of everyday life in Budapest filmed by the director with his friends.

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City Map

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BUDAPEST TALES

A small group of homeless people in post-war Hungary are trying to reach Budapest on foot, when they come across an abandoned tram car After sheltering in the car during the night one of them notices ... More »

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25 FIREMAN'S STREET

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25 FIREMAN'S STREET

25 Fireman's Street tells the tale of a house being demolished and as the house crumbles, a century of Hungarian history unfolds. Szabo sketched his original concept for this intricate film: "One ... More »

LOVEFILM

"Szabo's concern for history could not be considered a political in the sense of providing a political perspective on Hungary. What he does show is how historical events and social convulsions affect ... More »

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