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Films From Hungary

Three professional musicians - a bear, a rabbit and a wolf - are practicing in the forest, when suddenly a hunter comes. Screened Annecy and Oberhaussen.---D/S Alexei Alexeev P Andras Erkel WS Studio Baestart TD BetaSP/2007/2mins ... Read more
The audience takes its seats in the auditorium, the orchestra tunes its instruments, the conductor enters to a round of applause, raises his baton, and . . . ... Read more
The immobile interior of an orange-coloured form, and the evolutions of two blue shapes, at times slow, at times jerky. ... Read more
Unending perspectives, walls throbbing with coloured forms, menacing black birds swooping . . . lost in these abstract surroundings, a man tries desperately to escape from the maze of his solitude. ... Read more
'The heartrending adventures of a non-being in search of himself. One will see it fairly clearly that in order to be alone, it is at times necessary to be two . . .' A short, metaphysical fable told by means of a white ball, a hole and a red ball . , . ... Read more
A propaganda film extolling the pleasures of keeping a dog. ... Read more
When Csaba, a rowdy quick-tempered labourer, is released from gaol for having stabbed a man in a drunken brawl, he ... finds his wife, Eva, living with another man, Miklos. A quick divorce follows, but owing to the housing shortage in Budapest the three are forced to live under the same roof. ... Read more
Infinite star space, where luminous forms evolve; dots swarm in webs of insubstantial lines. ... Read more
Six of Central and Eastern Europe's brightest young directors come together in this omnibus feature, each giving their idiosyncratic take on the theme of ‘generation'. In The Ritual (Nadejda Koseva, Bulgaria), a wedding party waits in suspense for the bride and groom. In Turkey Girl (Cristian ... Read more
What she does not know is that her son is in prison, a victim of Hungary's Stalinist regime. His wife keeps the secret well—she visits the old woman regularly, tells her that her writer son is held up in America, making a film; she brings her flowers, food, even forged letters, purporting to ... Read more
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 spent with Kata, the girl whom he is travelling to meet. The memories come flooding back. Memories ... Read more
János Rózsa's new film a modern tragi-comedy about strained family relations, ... whose meaning is universal. The first part, ... and probably the best, is an ingenious kaleidoscope tracing the frenetic life of a family, (headed by a well positioned businessman who brings his mistress home for a ... Read more
"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 individuals and how, in turn, his story is the abstraction of the repetitive individual stories ... Read more
An animated film based on the famous lullaby by Attila Jozsef. ... Read more
Maloin's story is ours - all of those who doubt or question our humdrum existence. Legendary Hungarian filmmaker Béla Tarr's moody and claustrophobic drama is a homage to film noir based on a Georges Simenon novel. The character of Maloin leads a basic, lonely existence working at a French port on ... Read more
The analysis of six paintings of Master M.S., a Hungarian painter of the Middle Ages, whose name remains unknown. His paintings belong to the most beautiful creations of Hungarian medieval art. ... Read more
An abstract illustration of the famous minuet by Mozart. ... Read more
This is a repetition of the social and psychological experiments of Kurt Levin with small children. The object of the experiments was the demonstration of differences between the various communal climates (educational atmospheres) and guidance methods: voluntariness, libertinism and blind obedience. Read more
A free transposition of a Kafka novel: the peace of an imaginary insect is disturbed by three little balls. ... Read more
A charming short portrait of everyday life in Budapest filmed by the director with his friends. ... Read more
This film was made by Miklds Jancso in 1964. before his early masterpiece, The Round-up; and he has said that My Way Home is autobiographical in feeling, if not in fact. It is set in the spring of 1945 during the last days of the battle for the occupation of Hungary. ... A 17-year-old Hungarian ... Read more
This prize-winner from the Oberhausen Film Festival shows, in a fascinating way, a three-round boxing match as seen through the eyes of one of the contestants. ... Read more
A science fiction story based on Karel Capek's novel "War of the Salamanders". Wrapped up in the thrilling story is the question: are we humans mature enough to appropriately control the vast array of technical devices and equipment available to us? Aren't we becoming too technical-minded, obsessed ... Read more
A chilling Hungarian adaptation of The Postman Always Rings Twice. Deeply grained monochrome images combine with a seething undercurrent of sex and murderous plotting to create a dark and sinister atmosphere. Lust and betray­al build to a horrifying climax, familiar from previous ver­sions ... Read more
Children of an isolated hamlet, their school and their first contact with the arts. ... Read more
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