SYNOPSIS: The title of Child Murders has a chilling double meaning. In this black and white melodrama about children, the child murders that the film’s title refers to are the million and one ways that children’s souls are ravaged by neglect, unkindness and cruelty, even though several physical deaths take place in the story. 12-year-old Zsolt lives a lonely life with his grandmother. He spends so much time taking care of his grandmother, that he has little time for much else. However, he makes friends with Juli, a homeless young gypsy woman living in an abandoned railway car. This friendship becomes known to the other children in his circle, and results in his being actively ridiculed, ostracized and beaten. When Juli has a miscarriage and Zsolt helps her dispose of the baby’s corpse, they are seen by one of the hate-filled local children, who notifies the police. The gypsy girl is taken to a prison hospital where she hangs herself. Zsolt quietly takes his revenge on the informant. Continue reading
The changing and turbulent history of Hungary is seen through the eyes of three men over a 30-year period in this somber drama. The three recall the highlights of their lives in flashbacks as they reminisce in the mid 1960s. The venerable trio begin their story in the 1930s, through World War II, and the decade beyond the communist invasion of 1956.
It was entered into the 1967 Cannes Film Festival where Kósa won the award for Best Director.
The experimental film takes place in North-Caroline. In the last days of the American civil war three characteristic figures of the 1849 Hungarian emigration fight: the geographer artillery officer Fiala János, the rational scientist, Vereczky Ádám, the heroic fatalist and the attendant of Fiala: the emotional Boldogh, who struggles with homesickness. The fate of all the “”slowed down”" revolutionaries is hopeless. The boasting Vereczky dies a meaningless death on a huge swing which he was able to survey with the theodolite. Boldogh longs for home, maybe to die, while there is only one possibility for Fiala: he can participate in the construction works of the Pacific railway.
1976 – Won Grand Prize – Mannheim-Heidelberg International Filmfestival Continue reading
Mail author for translation. Parcen Nagy Lörinc, a nagypolgári család fia szívesen van a munkások között gyakran felkeresi az egyik külvárosi kocsmát. Lörinc apja öngyilkos lett, de annyi biztos, hogy halálát felesége és annak szeretöje, Wavra tanár is elöidézte. Egy dubrovniki út végleg kiábrándítja Lörincet családi illú- zióiból. Csepelen munkássztrájk van, Lörinc együttérzéssel figyeli a munkásokat, de azok bizalmatlansága nem oldódik. Bár egy szerelem Évivel, az illegális pártmunkással végleg elfordítja Lörincet osztályától, nem tud közelebb kerülni a munkásokhoz. Written by Steve Varadi Continue reading
An Artist violently grinds stones and uses the sand to create animated drawings. His first picture is the Garden of Eden. Once Eve becomes pregnant, all the tribulations of the real world are unleashed upon her. She follows through dream-like sequences populated with crying birds, brick-wall-faced bureaucrats and pensive philosophers in seemingly petrified poses. Irritated, repressed and allured by each other, the creatures on the screen start living a life of their own. Gradually, a dark climax builds up. Will the Artist himself be able to handle so much emotional intensity? Written by helge79 Continue reading
A boy’s sleep disturbed by the weaking, and the sound of reality. Found-footage montage with the chemical reactions of the celluloid on rare erotic s8 reels.
23. Festival Premiers Plans d’Angers – free forms section (2011)
MADATAC Video Art Festival, Madrid; 2011
8. International Super8 festival – Szeged: Best hungarian film; Audience award; 2009
41. Hungarian Film week: Award of the most promising young talent; 2010
The Canton Palace Theatre First Annual International Film Festival – Ohio ; 2010
Kalgart underground evening, Istambul; 2010
An evening with Cinema 16,- The Kitchen, New York (2011)
San Francisco – MisALT series – 2011 Continue reading
Plot Synopsis from AMG by Clarke Fountain
This tender black-and-white Hungarian drama takes place in the ’50s. A woman’s (Mari Torcsik) husband has been arrested by the Hungarian secret police and imprisoned as a dissident. The young wife lives with her mother-in-law (Lili Darvas), a sweet and magnetic woman, appears to believe that her son has emigrated to America. Unable to do anything about her husband’s imprisonment, the daughter-in-law keeps the old woman’s good cheer alive by concocting a series of letters from her husband, wherein he does incredible and wonderful things. The two of them share the older lady’s memories of a gentler time. When the husband is finally released, his mother has already passed away, but the love he and his wife share is shown. The role of the mother-in-law was played, at the request of the director, by octogenarian Lili Darvas, the wife of the famous Hungarian playwright and novelist Ferenc Molnar (1878-1952). Continue reading