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Films From Hungary

Tournoi (Piotr Kamler, 1964)
Based on abstract images by Kamler, Andre Voisin and Francois Bayle imagined the story of a messenger charged to bring to our planet the key to a forgotten wisdom. ... Read more

WERCKMEISTER HARMONIES (Bela Tarr, 2000)
Six years after the monumental Satantango. Bela Tarr returns with Werckmeister Harmonies, a film bearing the unmistakable trademark of the Hungarian master seen by some as the only true successor to … Read more

WHEN JOSEPH RETURNS (Zsolt Kézdi Kovács, 1975)
Maria is a country girl who comes to Budapest to work in a factory. She marries a merchant seaman. Joseph, and for a short time, they are happy. When he goes away to sea, she is left in Budapest with… Read more

Who Can Hold the Longest? (Judith Vass, 1962)
In a playground two boys, both standing on one leg, compete - who can survive the longest? Award: Diploma of Merit, Mannheim Festival ... Read more

Wooden Grave-Posts (Ferenc Olasz, 1977)
Hungarian wooden grave-posts are of ancient origin — some survived from pre-Christian times. Originally, the posts had no inscriptions; the personal details of the deceased were revealed by the… Read more

Word by Word (Tibor Préda, 1963)
Through sequences caught from life, the film follows the development of speech, from the first cry of the newborn infant to the articulate speech of the 4-year-old. ... Read more

YERMA (Imre Gyongyossy, Barna Kabay, 1985)
Set in the idyll of an Andalusian village in feudal times, this is the story of one woman's struggle for self-realisation. A tragedy of passions, it traces Yerma's frustrations and discontent with he… Read more

You (István Szabó, 1963)
This a love poem to a young girl of Budapest . It discovers the beauty in every movement of the beloved, holds and eternalizes her passing smile, finds her everywhere, follows her moods. ... Read more

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