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Set In a remote grange on the Great Hungarian Plain. this lyrical film-poem sketches the hardship and poverty of peasant life through a simple triangle story of a girl farmworkerr a young man and the farmers unhappy wife. ... We are in1922. Sondor Varga, a young peasant lad, dreams of becoming a ... Read more
Juli, whose husband has committed suicide, falls in love with Fodor, a newcomer to the village. When she learns that he is her half-brother (from her mother's first marriage), she tries to keep away from him, but the bond is already too strong. Besides, she seems to be the only person who really ... Read more
Shot over a period of seven months, this film is a. record of animal life in a Hungarian natural sanctuary. Fine photography, and great patience produced many striking and savage impressions. ... Read more
Obsequies, a moving speech, tears. Suddenly, the orator starts to say curious things and the solemnity of the occasion is brutality destroyed. ... Read more
The life and power of a distant, red galaxy, which is invaded by an external force, bringing in its wake shadows and destruction. ... Read more
Desperately, a vigorous apple tries to disengage itself from the branch. The apples around it have shrivelled and dried up long ago. but perhaps they are also wiser. ... Ferenc Rofusz has been working at the Pannonia studio as artist, animator and designer since 1968. His film. THE FLY. won an ... Read more
This film present the adventures of a six-year-old schoolboy, as recollected through the perspective of adulthood. It is a mixture of fact and fantasy, and it looks at childhood with understanding and amused indulgence. In the company of a group of enfants terribles, the little hero discovers the ... Read more
A quite enchanting record of .in exciting woilil seen through lhe eyes of a child. ... Read more
The atmosphere of Budapest reconstructed from contemporary picture postcards. ... Read more
A graphic transposition of a movement from Vivaldi's The Four Seasons. ... Read more
A folk-tale-type story acted out by honey-cake figurines. ... Read more
Twin Peaks meets Microcosmos in this multi-award winning gem that has captivated Festival audiences world-wide. ... An old peasant sits by the side of a road hiccupping in a slow, rhythmic fashion. The sun beats down, and life, as usual, continues around him—women sew, grass grows and men ... Read more
A study showing the changes in the design of Hungarian fortresses in the wake of the development of arms throughout the centuries. ... Read more
The film is constructed in five movements, following the seasons Winter, Spring, Summer, Autumn, and another Winter. The story is set in 1942-43. ... A group of villagers are offered a one year contract of work on a farm in Germany. Four families and two single men accept the offer. ... They arrive ... Read more
The film is a compilation of newsreel material, first covering briefly the past history of Hungary. then giving in detail the uprising of October. 1956, ending with the Russian troops crushing the revolt and the ensuing general strike. ... Read more
This film, drawn and animated by young Gipsy school children, tells about their lives, their plans for the future, of still-surviving Gipsy superstitions, and the children's joy in making the film. ... Read more
This film was made in memory of the noted Hungarian sculptor, Gyorgy Goldmann. Award: Best Art-film, San Francisco Festival. ... Read more
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Four women and a blind man take a trip. By playing the home movie in slow motion and by adding an imaginary sound to it we enter an alien age. ... Read more
A tragic tale of a little girl lost. ... Iska has suffered more in her 12 years than most people do their whole lives. Living at the mouth of one of the world's worst coalmines, where the air is as dirty as the water, she spends her days digging through the muck trying to salvage anything she can ... Read more
A free suite based on elements borrowed from some of Kamler's abstract works. ... Read more
“Inspired by real events, Magyar auteur Bence Fliegauf's spare, naturalistic drama puts a human face on the victims of racially motivated violence.” - Variety ... Despite the siege-like atmosphere pervading an isolated Romany village, one family goes about its daily business. Single mother Mari ... Read more
“At once a road movie, a revenge narrative and a compassionate study of the drawn-out effects of trauma… a remarkable achievement.” - Edinburgh Film Festival ... In the Romanian Carpathian Mountains, a woman sets out to silence the demons of her past by avenging herself against the man ... Read more
War and other human evils destroy the sun and the moon. Darkness and want grip mankind. but the will to live recaptures the light. The film is based on a poem by the ... Hungarian poet. Ferenc Juhász. ... Read more
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