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SHOWING 5 FILMS FROM HUNGARY

GUEST OF LIFE

  • Release Year: 2006
  • Runtime: 79 minutes
  • Country: Hungary
In 1819, a Transylvanian traveler set out on foot for Asia, convinced that there he would discover "the original Hungarians." What he found, at the foot of the Himalayas, introduced Tibet's rich culture and the practice of Buddhism to the world at large. A first film by one of Hungary's leading film composers, narrated in English by Susannah York. |Read More
Documentary, Music, Animation

KEEP QUIET

  • Release Year: 2016
  • Runtime: 97 minutes
  • Directed By: Sam Blair and Joseph Martin
  • Country: U.K., Hungary
Passionate in his anti-Semitic beliefs, Csanád Szegedi was the rising star of Hungary's far-right party until he discovers his family's secret—his maternal grandparents were Jewish. The revelation prompts an improbable but seemingly heartfelt conversion from anti-Semite to Orthodox Jew. This captivating and confrontational film explores the complex and contradictory character of Szegedi, prompting deep questions about Szegedi's supposed epiphany. |Read More
Documentary

PERRO NEGRO: STORIES FROM THE SPANISH CIVIL WAR

  • Release Year: 2005
  • Runtime: 84 minutes
  • Directed By: Péter Forgács
  • Country: Hungary, Netherlands
Budapest-based Forgàcs continues documenting the "private" history of 20th century Europe through home movies recorded by hobbyists who often reveal themselves to be talented filmmakers. Here, a family of Catalan industrialists records their lives from the late '20s on as their nation is disrupted by labor unrest, the collapse of the monarchy, the rise of anarchism, and finally the Spanish Civil War. In English |Read More

TAXIDERMIA

A wildly inventive and often grotesque panoply of sordid characters and imagery, this dark comedy by the director of the acclaimed Hukkle spans three generations of men in a Hungarian family: a depraved orderly, his obese son and his taxidermist grandson. From WWII through the Communist era to the present, Taxidermia charts a history of twisted desires while pushing the boundaries of imagination. A Tartan Films U.S.A release. |Read More
Drama