Monday, 28 August
Hungary 1970 / 123 min
Dir: István Szabó, script: István Szabó, DoP: József Lorincz, music: János Gonda, cast: András Bálint, Judit Halász, Edit Kelemen, prod: MAFILM, print: Hungarian Institute
It is a masterpiece of the young István Szabó from 1970, many years before worldwide-fame. A story of two young people in Hungary, Jancsi and Kata. First they are good friends, later lovers. Soon after the revolution in 1956 Kata leaves Hungary, Jancsi stays there. After 10 years Jancsi is allowed to visit Kata in France, their love is reborn, but after a short, very happy period Jancsi has to return to Hungary and their love fades as years have gone by. It is unforgettable when Jancsi glances at Paris last time before leaving (perhaps) forever. Using flashbacks the director shows a human history of Hungary from the forties to the seventies as a mirror of the young lovers’ life.
In Hungarian, with Estonian subtitles