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    47TH KYIV IFF "MOLODIST" -  27.05 - 03.06.18.

Hungarian Rhapsody

Hungarian Rhapsody

The program is dedicated to 60th anniversary of revolution in Hungary and represents selection of best features from every decade, counting from 1956 and till present day. 

Hungary, West Germany, Austria
1988
Fiction
140’
Director - István Szabó, Screenplay - Péter Dobai, István Szabó, Camera - LajosKoltai, Editing - Zsuzsa Csákány, Brigitta Kajdácsi, Bettina Rekuc, Éva Szentandrási, Production design - JózsefRomvári, Music - György Vukán, Zdenkó Tamássy, Producer - ArturBrauner
Klaus Maria Brandauer, ErlandJosephson, Walter Schmidinger

Austrian soldier is shot in the head during combat in World War I. After recovering, he has the ability to read minds and see the future. Renaming himself Erik Jan Hanussen, he uses his new abilities to make money in Germany as a mind reader.

Hungary
1979
103’
Director - Miklós Jancsó; Screenplay - Gyula Hernádi, Miklós Jancsó; Camera - János Kende; Editing - Zsuzsa Csákány; Production design - Tamás Banovich; Music - László Rossa
György Cserhalmi, Lajos Balázsovits, Gábor Koncz

The first chapter of director’s two-part dramatized history of Hungary, from the turn of the 20th century to World War II. The story is told from the vantage point of István Zsadányi, the son of a wealthy landowner.

Hungary
2006
Fiction
94’
Director - Károly Esztergályos; Screenplay - Károly Esztergályos; Camera - Miklós Bíró; Editing - ÉvaPalotai; Producer - György Fülöp
László Gálffi, Dávid Szabó, Éva Kerekes

Frustrated, middle-aged writer Tibor leaves his wife to embark on a romantic odyssey with his new, unlikely muse: a 19-year-old prostitute named Zsolt. Inspiration finally strikes for the older writer, but so, too, do danger and despair. 

Hungary
1956
89’
Director - Zoltán Fábri; Screenplay - Zoltán Fábri, Istvan Gyenes, Peter Szazs; Camera - Ferenc Szécsényi; Editing - Ferenc Szécsényi; Production design - Iván Ambrózy; Music - Zdenkó Tamássy
Ernö Szabó, Manyi Kiss, Zoltán Makláry

When a Latin teacher publishes an essay on the Carthaginian General Hannibal, he is quickly hailed as a celebrity genius, but in reality he has become an unwitting pawn of far-right politicians.

Hungary
1991
89’
Director - PéterBacsó; Screenplay - Natalya Asmolova, Péter Bacsó, Miklós Köllõ; Camera - Tamás Andor; Editing - Éva Kármentõ; Production design - Rais Nagayev, Tamás Vayer; Music - Jörg Schoch; Producer - Dénes Szekeres
Juli Básti, Nina Petri, György Cserhalmi

In the chaos of the collectivization of Ukraine, the peasants have no time for anything but survival. Parana is none too bright and is spectacularly unattractive. Befriended by very few, teased and tormented by many, she seeks protection at a huge portrait of Stalin.

1967
110’
Director - Ferenc Kósa; Screenplay - Sándor Csoóri, Imre Gyöngyössy, Ferenc Kósa; Camera - Sándor Sára; Editing - Ferenc Szécsényi; Production design - József Romvári; Music - András Szöllösy
Tibor Molnár, Gyöngyi Bürös, János Koltai

The turbulent history of Hungary is seen through the eyes of three men over a 30-year period in this somber drama. The venerable trio begins their story in the 1930s, through World War II, and the decade beyond the communist invasion of 1956.

Best Director Award at the Cannes Film Festival 1967. 

Hungary
76’
Director - Attila Szász; Screenplay - Norbert Köbli; Camera - András Nagy; Editing -László Hargittai; Production design - István Galambos; Music - Gargely Parádi; Producer - Tamás Lajos, Tamás Mink
Kulka János, Kádas József, Szabó Kimmel Tamás

On August 16, 1958 two Hungarian immigrants break into the Hungarian embassy in Bern and take the ambassador hostage. While the Swiss police surrounds the building, a group of Hungarian immigrants shows up on the street to stage a demonstration.

Hungary
127’
Director - MártaMészáros; Screenplay - Márta Mészáros; Camera - NyikaJancsó; Editing- Éva Kármentõ; Production design - István Ocztos; Music - Zygmunt Konieczny; Producer - Attila Csáky
Jan Nowicki, György Cserhalmi, Marianna Moór, Lili Horvath, Jan Frycz

The life story of Imre Nagy, the first communist leader to become the symbol of a national revolution, who, in addition, abrogated the Warsaw Treaty and stood up for democracy based on a multi-party system.

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