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Dear Address (Livia Gyarmathy, 1973)
Through humorous, sometimes sorrowful confessions, the film illustrates the devotion of some postmen, who are just retiring. for their work and profession. ... Read more

Délicieuse catastrophe (Piotr Kamler, 1970)
A tank, into which a red liquid is dripping. A figure absorbed in an obscure and desperate battle against submersion. A little furry animal comes to disturb this strange world . . . ... Read more

Déménagement tragique (Piotr Kamler, 1965)
A graphic transcription of a story by the humorist, Cami. How can one move out of the house without the concierge noticing it? One has to cut up the furniture into tiny bits. This simple and effectiv… Read more

DIARY FOR MY CHILDREN (Marta Meszaros, 1982)
Diary For My Children is very possibly Marta Meszaros' best film; it is certainly her most personal work since the short documentary, Binding Sentiments, which she made about her father in 1969. In 1… Read more

DIARY FOR MY LOVES (Marta Meszaros, 1986)
In 1982 Marta Meszaros made Diary For My Children, an autobiographic account of her childhood in the USSR and her return to Hungary after the war following the death of her mother and the imprisonmen… Read more

Dirt (Marcell Jankovics, 1974)
An executive is splashed with mud on the street. His anger starts a chain reaction. ... Read more

district, the (Aron Gauder, 2004)
It's crass, edgy and often tasteless. It's [The District!] An hilariously incorrect updating of the story of Romeo and Juliet, [The District!] is set in the notoriously rough Budapest ghetto District… Read more

Double Portrait (Gábor György Kovásznai, 1965)
Two portraits, of a man and a woman, go through a series of strange changes which indicate their relationship. ... Golden Ducat Award for Animation, Mannheim Festival. ... Read more

Eldorado (László Réber, 1966)
An animated illustration of how man can become subservient to machines. ... Read more

Elegy (Zoltán Huszarik, 1966)
A poetic plea for a return of the lost dignity of the horse, ousted by civilization and exploited almost out of existence. ... Read more

ELEKTREIA (Miklós Jancsó, 1974)
Elektreia is based on a play by Laszlo Gyurko that has been playing continuously in Budapest for the past five years. It is adapted from the Greek original, and Jancsd has freely changed the adaptati… Read more

Enfance (Piotr Kamler, 1965)
A poem by Verlaine sung by the Freres Jacques group, freely illustrated by a play of coloured abstract forms. ... Read more

ESSENTIAL KILLING (Jerzy Skolimowski, 2010)
"Intriguing and disturbing, made with tremendous confidence and conviction." - Guardian ... Vincent Gallo stars as an unnamed Taliban soldier, captured and flown to a mysterious eastern European coun… Read more

Etude 65 (Piotr Kamler, 1971)
An evocation of interstellar space through coloured shapes and music. Kamler used powdered minerals to create this abstract animated film. ... Read more

Event (József Gémes, 1970)
An immense crowd awaits the arrival of a distinguished guest at the airport… ... Read more

Fair Play (Géza Pál Varga, 1978)
A moral tale about a liberated bird. ... Read more

fateless (Lajos Koltai, 2005)
[Fateless] is a deeply moving tale of a Hungarian Jewish boy and his quest for the meaning of his past. It screened in Official Selection at Berlin, 2005. ... Based on the 2002 Nobel prize-winning no… Read more

FATHER (István Szabó, 1967)
The story of a little boy whose father dies on the last day of the War. The lonely and timid child needs a prop and finds support in creating a myth about his father's memory, inventing images of a p… Read more

FATHER (István Szabó, 1966)
"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… Read more

Feedback (Attila Dargay, 1977)
Sometimes feedback can go haywire, producing some odd results. . . ... Read more

Femme du vent (Piotr Kamler, 1971)
An abstract illustration of a poetic chanson by Anne Sylvestre. ... Read more

Fight (Marcell Jankovics, 1977)
A film about the reciprocal effect between the creative artist and his ... work. ... Grand Prix, Cannes. Silver Hugo, ... Chicago. ... Read more

"The product of three years in the editing room, the playful pic consists of quick cuts from more than 450 classics of world cinema, artfully collaged to tell a love story. " - Variety ... This formi… Read more

Five Minutes Thrill (József Nepp, 1967)
A vicious round of forty-one deaths, each one explicitly drawn for the delectation of the spectator. ... Grand Prix, Oberhausen. ... Read more

Flower of the Sun (Sandor Sara, 1961)
A flower tries to reach the sun to be able to grow. This nature film was shown at the 1961 Film Festival in Mar del Plata. ... Read more

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