Select a festival
Search The Film Archive
Browse By Director

Films From Hungary

PHEASANT TOMORROW (Sandor Sara, 1974)
Sandor Sara's second feature as a director is set on a little island on the Danube, once secluded, now overrun by cameras and holiday makers. A young couple, Istvan and Maria, find that their plans f… Read more

PHOTOGRAPHY (Pál Zolnay, 1973)
It is New Year's Eve, and merrymakers crowd the streets. Two photographers wander amongst them taking snap-shots. People are only too willing to pose for them, hoping the picture will turn out better… Read more

Planète verte (Piotr Kamler, 1966)
An imaginary planet, an abstract universe in continual motion, where minute organisms. half flea half amoeba, the ‘actuphages', live and evolve peacefully. ... Read more

Priére (Piotr Kamler, 1966)
A gush of abstract images during a song by Catherine Sauvage. ... Read more

Private History (Gábor Body, 1978)
This film probes a new sphere of study - microhistory or the images people's minds preserve of the past. He uses, as his raw material, amateur films that were made - rather poorly - for family use. ... Read more

PROFESSOR HANNIBAL (Zoltan Fabri, 1956)
Professor Hannibal, a teacher at a secondary school lives with his wife and four daughters in a tortuous little street somewhere in the oldest quarter of Budapest. He is a modest and timid man, beset… Read more

RED INK (Viktor Gertler, 1959)
This Hungarian film tackles an adult theme of whether love has the right to disturb the peace and happiness of a family - whether one can teach ideals and not live up to them. ... Maria, a young scho… Read more

RED PSALM (Miklós Jancsó, )
Agricultural labourers and peasants in Hungary have gone on strike sometime during the 1890's. They are opposed, with increasing violence, by the military. The labourers, who are fighting for their r… Read more

RED PSLAM (Miklós Jancsó, 1972)
Jancso's last film seen in Australia was his Silence and Cry (Melbourne Film Festival, 1969) and it showed the director probing the machinery of oppression in his unique style. ... In Red Psalm, Janc… Read more

Reflets (Piotr Kamler, 1961)
Moonlight reflected in water: the forms and lines are continually rearranged by the currents. ... Read more

Rivals (István Imre, 1959)
This puppet film tells the story of a smith and a tailor who live in a small town. They have a row and are forced to change jobs for a year. ... Read more

Rondino (Csaba Szórády, 1977)
A black (and red) little joke about the torturer and the tortured. ... Critics' Prize.Annecy ... Read more

S.O.S. (Marcell Jankovics, 1971)
A drowning man calls for help in vain because no one pays any attention to his shouts. ... Read more

Sérénade (Piotr Kamler, 1968)
Haydn's famous serenade is freely illustrated. ... Read more

SILENCE AND CRY (Miklós Jancsó, )
After the first Communist revolution in Hungary in 1919, soldiers of the Red Army are in hiding from government patrols. One of them is sheltered by a farmer who is suspicious of him. His wife and si… Read more

SILENCE AND CRY (Miklós Jancsó, )
This film completes a trilogy from Miklds Jancso that began with The Round-up and The Red and the White, it is set in 1919, a disturbing period after the fall of the Hungarian Republic of Councils, a… Read more

SINBAD (Zoltán Huszárik, 1971)
Sinbad is a nineteenth century Hungarian poet whose work is his own life. In a series of reminiscences, Zoltan Huszarik follows through the love affairs of this artist, whose poetry echoes lohn Donne… Read more

SNOWFALL (Ferenc Kósa, 1974)
This film, from Hungarian director Ferenc Kosa, is set in the last year of the second World War. Soldiers dash across sandhills in an obstacle race, chasing a 15-day leave pass for the winner. One so… Read more

Song About Iron (Ágoston Kollányi, 1962)
An expressive realisation of the art of Janos Perez, a young painter who exchanged the brush for the hammer to create in iron. ... Read more

SPIDER FOOTBALL (János Rózsa, 1977)
Spider Football satirizes technical education in Hungary. It is set in a newly completed college building where the equipment is entirely modern, but the students achieve consistently low grades. ...… Read more

Square (István Szabó, 1963)
István Szabó's short film about one of his favourite parts of his native Budapest complements his other short "City Map". ... Read more

Stones (Ferenc Cako, 2000)
Visions of a pregnant woman are created from pebble dust. Brilliant Hungarian animator Ferenc Cako then builds on these to create a bewitching succession of new impressions and associations. Mesmeriz… Read more

Stones (Ferenc Cako, 2001)
Brilliant Hungarian animator Ferenc Cako, creates a bewitching succession of impressions out of sand. ... Read more

Structures (Piotr Kamler, 1961)
Variations in rhythm, duration and attack, realised by deliberately limited plastic means, and set to concrete music. ... Read more

TAMAS AND JULI (Ildiko Enyedi, 1997)
"I wanted to make a simple story, to show what is really important in an individual's life. I wanted to leave a memory: Ihe way in which people lived and loved on the eve of the Year 2000 in a small … Read more

© Melbourne International Film Festival 2013.

Site by MeccaMedialight. Powered by Textstem CMS.