Hungary

Nimród Antal – Kontroll (2003)

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A tale about a strange young man, Bulcsú, the fellow inspectors on his team, all without exception likeable characters, a rival ticket inspection team, and racing along the tracks… And a tale about love. Read More »

Béla Tarr & Ágnes Hranitzky – A londoni férfi AKA The Man from London (2007)

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After 7 years Bela Tarr makes his return with an adaptation of a Georges Simenon’s story. That Tarr has chosen to make an adaptation of a noir novel means that he has chosen to make his own, very unique take on film noir. That in itself has created one of the first rifts that has become evident in the criticism the film has received from fans of Tarr’s previous films. Read More »

Béla Tarr – Sátántangó AKA Satan’s Tango (1994)

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In a small, dilapidated village in 1990s Hungary, life has come to a virtual stand-still. The Autumn rains have started. A few of the villagers expect to receive a large cash payment that evening, and then plan to leave. Some want to abscond earlier with more than their fair share of the money. However they hear that the smooth-talking Irimias, who they thought had died, is returning. They are apprehensive that he will take all their money in one of his grandiose schemes to keep the community going. Read More »

Ildikó Enyedi – Teströl és lélekröl AKA On Body and Soul (2017)

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Two introverted people, both workers at an abattoir, find out by chance that they share the same dream every night. At first, they are puzzled and incredulous, but as they begin to accept this strange coincidence, they try to recreate in broad daylight what happens in their shared subconscious. Read More »

Károly Makk – Macskajáték AKA Cat’s Play (1974)

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Karoly Makk’s contemplative film about two unmarried sisters who cast wistful glances back at their lives, yet still believe in hope and love. Told in the form of an epistolary novel, and utilizing vivid images to convey the character’s innermost thoughts, the film is a serious, stylistically daring, and deeply involving drama. As with Makk’s previous international success, Love, the director exhibits an extraordinary skill at drawing emotionally compelling performances from his talented female leads. In the end, Cat’s Play opposes the bleakness of the outside world with themes of passion, love, and loyalty. Read More »

András Jeles – Így fog leperegni Aka This Is How It Will Run (1970)

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Interesting crime story about woman-prisoner, incest and murder.. Read More »

Miklós Jancsó – Szörnyek évadja AKA Season of Monsters (1987)

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Zoltai (Andras Balint) is a Hungarian professor who returns home after a visit to the United States. Following a television interview, he commits suicide and leaves a note for his longtime friend Dr. Bardocz (Gyorgy Cserhalmi).The doctor and Zoltai’s colleague Komindi (Jozsef Madaras) join the police in investigating what drove the man to suicide in this surrealistic drama. Read More »