HUNGARIAN FILM PROGRAMME

dedicated to the events in Budapest in autumn 1956 

Cinema Sőprus 20 - 25 October



Friday, 20 October at 19.00

The Unburied Man / A temetetlen halott 

Hungary-Slovakia-Poland 2004, 127 min

Dir: Márta Mészáros (1934), script: Márta Mészáros ja Éva Pataki, DoP: Nyika Jancsó, set designer: István Ocstos, music: Zygmunt Konieczny, cast: Jan Nowicki, György Cserhalmi, Marianna Moór

In Hungarian, with English and Estonian subtitles 

The life of Imre Nagy is one of the definitive stories of 20th century history. He was the first communist leader to become the symbol of a national revolution, a prime minister, a denouncer of the Warsaw Pact, and an advocate of multiparty democracy. The film makes an attempt to throw light on the life of the martyr prime minister from a different angle, and to present his story through a subjective point of view, starting from the events of 1956, going on to his execution and finally the events subsequent to his story until today.

Free entrance!




Saturday, 21 October at 19.30

Hungary-Slovakia-Poland 2004, 127 min

Dir: Márta Mészáros (1934), script: Márta Mészáros ja Éva Pataki, DoP: Nyika Jancsó, set designer: István Ocstos, music: Zygmunt Konieczny, cast: Jan Nowicki, György Cserhalmi, Marianna Moór

In Hungarian, with English and Estonian subtitles 

The life of Imre Nagy is one of the definitive stories of 20th century history. He was the first communist leader to become the symbol of a national revolution, a prime minister, a denouncer of the Warsaw Pact, and an advocate of multiparty democracy. The film makes an attempt to throw light on the life of the martyr prime minister from a different angle, and to present his story through a subjective point of view, starting from the events of 1956, going on to his execution and finally the events subsequent to his story until today.

Free entrance!




Saturday, 21 October at 19.30

Father / Apa 

Hungary 1967, 95 min, black and white

Dir: István Szabó (1938), script: István Szabó, DoP: Sándor Sára, music: János Gonda, Mahler (1. Symphony): János Rózsa, set design: József Romvári, cast: András Bálint, Daniel Erdelyi, Miklós Gábor, Klári Tolnay, Kati Sólyom

In Hungarian, with Finnish and Estonian subtitles 

In István Szabó's second feature film, the director focuses on a Hungarian boy, Tako (Dani Erdélyi), living in Budapest just after the end of World War II. His father (Miklós Gábor), a doctor and member of the partisan resistance to the Nazis, was killed just as the war ended, leaving the very impressionable boy with mixed-up memories and a curiosity about his father's life that turns into an unsettling hero worship. The story is told in a series of flashbacks - some of them factual, some inspired by the tall tales about his father that Tako tells his friends to impress them.

Film is introduced by Mart Rummo



Sunday, 22 October at 19.30

Hungary 1967, 95 min, black and white

Dir: István Szabó (1938), script: István Szabó, DoP: Sándor Sára, music: János Gonda, Mahler (1. Symphony): János Rózsa, set design: József Romvári, cast: András Bálint, Daniel Erdelyi, Miklós Gábor, Klári Tolnay, Kati Sólyom

In Hungarian, with Finnish and Estonian subtitles 

In István Szabó's second feature film, the director focuses on a Hungarian boy, Tako (Dani Erdélyi), living in Budapest just after the end of World War II. His father (Miklós Gábor), a doctor and member of the partisan resistance to the Nazis, was killed just as the war ended, leaving the very impressionable boy with mixed-up memories and a curiosity about his father's life that turns into an unsettling hero worship. The story is told in a series of flashbacks - some of them factual, some inspired by the tall tales about his father that Tako tells his friends to impress them.

Film is introduced by Mart Rummo



Sunday, 22 October at 19.30

The Witness / A tanú 

Hungary 1969, 104 min

Dir: Péter Bacsó (1928), script: Péter Bacsó, DoP: János Zsombolyai, cast: Ferenc Kállai, Lajos Őze, Zoltán Fábri, Lili Monori

In Hungarian, with French and Estonian subtitles

This black comedy takes place in Hungary during the rule of Matyas Rakosi, 1949-1956, a stalwart Hungarian Communist who became a staunch supporter of Joseph Stalin. Dike keeper Jozsef Pelikan (Ferenc Kallai), caught by the government for illegally killing his pig, becomes a high-ranking official in the Communist Party, rather than serving the prison sentence he deserves. 

Introduction by Jaak Lőhmus



Monday, 23 October at 19.30

Hungary 1969, 104 min

Dir: Péter Bacsó (1928), script: Péter Bacsó, DoP: János Zsombolyai, cast: Ferenc Kállai, Lajos Őze, Zoltán Fábri, Lili Monori

In Hungarian, with French and Estonian subtitles

This black comedy takes place in Hungary during the rule of Matyas Rakosi, 1949-1956, a stalwart Hungarian Communist who became a staunch supporter of Joseph Stalin. Dike keeper Jozsef Pelikan (Ferenc Kallai), caught by the government for illegally killing his pig, becomes a high-ranking official in the Communist Party, rather than serving the prison sentence he deserves. 

Introduction by Jaak Lőhmus



Monday, 23 October at 19.30

The Midas Touch / Eldorádó

Hungary 1988, 104 min

Direction and script: Géza Bereményi (1946), DoP: Sándor Kardos, music: Ferenc Darvas, set design: Gyula Pauer, cast: Károly Eperjes, Judit Pogány, Enikő Eszenyi

In Hungarian, with English and Estonian subtitles

Set on the eve of the Russian invasion in 1956, Geza Beremenyi’s fable concerns a merchant who’s known as the king of the market for his transcendent ability to transform anything he touches into gold. His abilities are questioned when blood flows through the street.


Hungary 1988, 104 min

Direction and script: Géza Bereményi (1946), DoP: Sándor Kardos, music: Ferenc Darvas, set design: Gyula Pauer, cast: Károly Eperjes, Judit Pogány, Enikő Eszenyi

In Hungarian, with English and Estonian subtitles

Set on the eve of the Russian invasion in 1956, Geza Beremenyi’s fable concerns a merchant who’s known as the king of the market for his transcendent ability to transform anything he touches into gold. His abilities are questioned when blood flows through the street.


Tuesday, 24 October at 19.30

Another Way / Egymásra nézve

Hungary 1982, 111 min

Dir: Károly Makk (1925), script: Erzsébet Galgóczi and Károly Makk, DoP: Tamás Andor, music: László Dés, János Másik, set design: Tamás Vayer, cast: Jadwiga Jankowska-Cieúlak, Graęyna Szapolowska, Gábor Reviczky

In Hungarian, with English and Estonian subtitles

The clash of sexuality and politics provide the basis for this tragic love story set in Hungary, 1958. In the offices of magazine The Truth, two female journalists tentatively embark on a clandestine, highly-charged affair, knowing that they face the wrath of the Stalinist regime if discovered. A brave and significant portrait of the effect totalitarianism has on the most intimate aspects of life, this film cleverly undercuts the expectations aroused by its milieu. 

Introduction by Tiina Lokk




Hungary 1982, 111 min

Dir: Károly Makk (1925), script: Erzsébet Galgóczi and Károly Makk, DoP: Tamás Andor, music: László Dés, János Másik, set design: Tamás Vayer, cast: Jadwiga Jankowska-Cieúlak, Graęyna Szapolowska, Gábor Reviczky

In Hungarian, with English and Estonian subtitles

The clash of sexuality and politics provide the basis for this tragic love story set in Hungary, 1958. In the offices of magazine The Truth, two female journalists tentatively embark on a clandestine, highly-charged affair, knowing that they face the wrath of the Stalinist regime if discovered. A brave and significant portrait of the effect totalitarianism has on the most intimate aspects of life, this film cleverly undercuts the expectations aroused by its milieu. 

Introduction by Tiina Lokk




Wednesday, 25 October at 19.30

The Round-Up / Szegénylegények

Hungary1965, 95 min, black and white

Dir: Miklós Jancsó (1921), script: Gyula Hernádi, DoP: Tamás Somló, sound: Zoltán Toldi, set design: Tamás Banovich, cast: János Görbe, Zoltán Latinovits, Tibor Molnár

In Hungarian, with Estonian subtitles

In 1868 Hungary, Austro-Hungarian soldiers gather a group of peasants in a stockade to seek out the leader of a partisan group from the Kossuth revolution of 1848. The interrogators use torture, killings and psychological games to force the peasants to reveal the identity of the ex-leader.  

Introduction by Jaak Lőhmus


INFO

Tickets  40 EEK (students, pupils and pensioners) and 70 EEK on sale in cinema Sőprus and Piletilevi.

The Unburied Man / A temetetlen halott 

Hungary-Slovakia-Poland 2004, 127 min

Dir: Márta Mészáros (1934), script: Márta Mészáros ja Éva Pataki, DoP: Nyika Jancsó, set designer: István Ocstos, music: Zygmunt Konieczny, cast: Jan Nowicki, György Cserhalmi, Marianna Moór

In Hungarian, with English and Estonian subtitles 

The life of Imre Nagy is one of the definitive stories of 20th century history. He was the first communist leader to become the symbol of a national revolution, a prime minister, a denouncer of the Warsaw Pact, and an advocate of multiparty democracy. The film makes an attempt to throw light on the life of the martyr prime minister from a different angle, and to present his story through a subjective point of view, starting from the events of 1956, going on to his execution and finally the events subsequent to his story until today.

Free entrance!




Saturday, 21 October at 19.30

Hungary-Slovakia-Poland 2004, 127 min

Dir: Márta Mészáros (1934), script: Márta Mészáros ja Éva Pataki, DoP: Nyika Jancsó, set designer: István Ocstos, music: Zygmunt Konieczny, cast: Jan Nowicki, György Cserhalmi, Marianna Moór

In Hungarian, with English and Estonian subtitles 

The life of Imre Nagy is one of the definitive stories of 20th century history. He was the first communist leader to become the symbol of a national revolution, a prime minister, a denouncer of the Warsaw Pact, and an advocate of multiparty democracy. The film makes an attempt to throw light on the life of the martyr prime minister from a different angle, and to present his story through a subjective point of view, starting from the events of 1956, going on to his execution and finally the events subsequent to his story until today.

Free entrance!




Saturday, 21 October at 19.30

Father / Apa 

Hungary 1967, 95 min, black and white

Dir: István Szabó (1938), script: István Szabó, DoP: Sándor Sára, music: János Gonda, Mahler (1. Symphony): János Rózsa, set design: József Romvári, cast: András Bálint, Daniel Erdelyi, Miklós Gábor, Klári Tolnay, Kati Sólyom

In Hungarian, with Finnish and Estonian subtitles 

In István Szabó's second feature film, the director focuses on a Hungarian boy, Tako (Dani Erdélyi), living in Budapest just after the end of World War II. His father (Miklós Gábor), a doctor and member of the partisan resistance to the Nazis, was killed just as the war ended, leaving the very impressionable boy with mixed-up memories and a curiosity about his father's life that turns into an unsettling hero worship. The story is told in a series of flashbacks - some of them factual, some inspired by the tall tales about his father that Tako tells his friends to impress them.

Film is introduced by Mart Rummo



Sunday, 22 October at 19.30

Hungary 1967, 95 min, black and white

Dir: István Szabó (1938), script: István Szabó, DoP: Sándor Sára, music: János Gonda, Mahler (1. Symphony): János Rózsa, set design: József Romvári, cast: András Bálint, Daniel Erdelyi, Miklós Gábor, Klári Tolnay, Kati Sólyom

In Hungarian, with Finnish and Estonian subtitles 

In István Szabó's second feature film, the director focuses on a Hungarian boy, Tako (Dani Erdélyi), living in Budapest just after the end of World War II. His father (Miklós Gábor), a doctor and member of the partisan resistance to the Nazis, was killed just as the war ended, leaving the very impressionable boy with mixed-up memories and a curiosity about his father's life that turns into an unsettling hero worship. The story is told in a series of flashbacks - some of them factual, some inspired by the tall tales about his father that Tako tells his friends to impress them.

Film is introduced by Mart Rummo



Sunday, 22 October at 19.30

The Witness / A tanú 

Hungary 1969, 104 min

Dir: Péter Bacsó (1928), script: Péter Bacsó, DoP: János Zsombolyai, cast: Ferenc Kállai, Lajos Őze, Zoltán Fábri, Lili Monori

In Hungarian, with French and Estonian subtitles

This black comedy takes place in Hungary during the rule of Matyas Rakosi, 1949-1956, a stalwart Hungarian Communist who became a staunch supporter of Joseph Stalin. Dike keeper Jozsef Pelikan (Ferenc Kallai), caught by the government for illegally killing his pig, becomes a high-ranking official in the Communist Party, rather than serving the prison sentence he deserves. 

Introduction by Jaak Lőhmus



Monday, 23 October at 19.30

Hungary 1969, 104 min

Dir: Péter Bacsó (1928), script: Péter Bacsó, DoP: János Zsombolyai, cast: Ferenc Kállai, Lajos Őze, Zoltán Fábri, Lili Monori

In Hungarian, with French and Estonian subtitles

This black comedy takes place in Hungary during the rule of Matyas Rakosi, 1949-1956, a stalwart Hungarian Communist who became a staunch supporter of Joseph Stalin. Dike keeper Jozsef Pelikan (Ferenc Kallai), caught by the government for illegally killing his pig, becomes a high-ranking official in the Communist Party, rather than serving the prison sentence he deserves. 

Introduction by Jaak Lőhmus



Monday, 23 October at 19.30

The Midas Touch / Eldorádó

Hungary 1988, 104 min

Direction and script: Géza Bereményi (1946), DoP: Sándor Kardos, music: Ferenc Darvas, set design: Gyula Pauer, cast: Károly Eperjes, Judit Pogány, Enikő Eszenyi

In Hungarian, with English and Estonian subtitles

Set on the eve of the Russian invasion in 1956, Geza Beremenyi’s fable concerns a merchant who’s known as the king of the market for his transcendent ability to transform anything he touches into gold. His abilities are questioned when blood flows through the street.


Hungary 1988, 104 min

Direction and script: Géza Bereményi (1946), DoP: Sándor Kardos, music: Ferenc Darvas, set design: Gyula Pauer, cast: Károly Eperjes, Judit Pogány, Enikő Eszenyi

In Hungarian, with English and Estonian subtitles

Set on the eve of the Russian invasion in 1956, Geza Beremenyi’s fable concerns a merchant who’s known as the king of the market for his transcendent ability to transform anything he touches into gold. His abilities are questioned when blood flows through the street.


Tuesday, 24 October at 19.30

Another Way / Egymásra nézve

Hungary 1982, 111 min

Dir: Károly Makk (1925), script: Erzsébet Galgóczi and Károly Makk, DoP: Tamás Andor, music: László Dés, János Másik, set design: Tamás Vayer, cast: Jadwiga Jankowska-Cieúlak, Graęyna Szapolowska, Gábor Reviczky

In Hungarian, with English and Estonian subtitles

The clash of sexuality and politics provide the basis for this tragic love story set in Hungary, 1958. In the offices of magazine The Truth, two female journalists tentatively embark on a clandestine, highly-charged affair, knowing that they face the wrath of the Stalinist regime if discovered. A brave and significant portrait of the effect totalitarianism has on the most intimate aspects of life, this film cleverly undercuts the expectations aroused by its milieu. 

Introduction by Tiina Lokk




Hungary 1982, 111 min

Dir: Károly Makk (1925), script: Erzsébet Galgóczi and Károly Makk, DoP: Tamás Andor, music: László Dés, János Másik, set design: Tamás Vayer, cast: Jadwiga Jankowska-Cieúlak, Graęyna Szapolowska, Gábor Reviczky

In Hungarian, with English and Estonian subtitles

The clash of sexuality and politics provide the basis for this tragic love story set in Hungary, 1958. In the offices of magazine The Truth, two female journalists tentatively embark on a clandestine, highly-charged affair, knowing that they face the wrath of the Stalinist regime if discovered. A brave and significant portrait of the effect totalitarianism has on the most intimate aspects of life, this film cleverly undercuts the expectations aroused by its milieu. 

Introduction by Tiina Lokk




Wednesday, 25 October at 19.30

The Round-Up / Szegénylegények

Hungary1965, 95 min, black and white

Dir: Miklós Jancsó (1921), script: Gyula Hernádi, DoP: Tamás Somló, sound: Zoltán Toldi, set design: Tamás Banovich, cast: János Görbe, Zoltán Latinovits, Tibor Molnár

In Hungarian, with Estonian subtitles

In 1868 Hungary, Austro-Hungarian soldiers gather a group of peasants in a stockade to seek out the leader of a partisan group from the Kossuth revolution of 1848. The interrogators use torture, killings and psychological games to force the peasants to reveal the identity of the ex-leader.  

Introduction by Jaak Lőhmus


INFO

Tickets  40 EEK (students, pupils and pensioners) and 70 EEK on sale in cinema Sőprus and Piletilevi.

 
   
 
 
 
 
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