Tag Archives: Hungarian
Kontroll / Control (2003) Nimród Antal, Sándor Csányi, Eszter Balla, Zoltán Mucsi, Comedy, Crime, Drama
Tízezer nap / Ten Thousand Days (1967) Ferenc Kósa, Tibor Molnár, Gyöngyi Bürös, János Koltai, Drama
Emberek a havason / People of the mountains (1942) István Szöts, Alice Szellay, János Görbe, Péterke Ferency, Drama
How a father returns to his son after a long period in prison. Anxious to be reconciled with his child – who reproaches him for his absence (the mother having died in the interim) – the father tries to teach him some values and buys a piece of land in order to plant a vine.
Another Way / Egymásra nézve (1982) Károly Makk, János Xantus, Jadwiga Jankowska-Cieslak, Ildikó Bánsági, Grazyna Szapolowska, Biography, Drama, History
Political and sexual repression in Hungary, just after the revolution of 1956. In 1958, the body of Eva Szalanczky, a political journalist, is discovered near the border. Her friend Livia is in hospital with a broken neck; Livia’s husband, Donci, is under arrest. In a flashback to the year before, we see what leads up to the tragedy. Eva gets a job as a writer. She meets Livia and is attracted to her. Livia feels much the same, but as a married woman, has doubts and hesitations. In their work, they (and Eva in particular) bang up against the limits of telling political truths; in private, they confront the limits of living out sexual and emotional truth.