Category Archives: Hungarian Cinema

My Favourite Hungarian Films – The Round Up/Szegénylegények

This is the tenth in the series of articles exploring my favourite Hungarian films and I have chosen one of the greatest Hungarian films of all time, Miklós Jancsó’s The Round-Up/Szegénylegények (1965). This isn’t necessarily my favourite of the ten … Continue reading

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My Ten Favourite Hungarian Films – Family Nest (Családi tűzfészek) by Béla Tarr

My favourite Bela Tarr film, Family Nest Continue reading

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Father: (Apa) by István Szabó.

MY Ten Favourite Hungarian Films, Father (Apa) by István Szabó Continue reading

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My Favourite Hungarian Films – Hyppolit, the Butler (Hyppolit, a lakáj)

If ever there was a comedic cult classic in Hungarian cinema, then Hyppolit, the Butler ((Hyppolit, a lakáj) is it. Originally released in 1931, it is as popular today, some 80-odd years later, as it was then. Continue reading

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My Ten Favourite Hungarian Films – Fateless (Sorstalanság)

I remember waking up one morning in October 2002 and hearing on the radio that the Hungarian writer, Imre Kértesz, had won the Nobel Prize for Literature. “Who’s he?” I asked K. “Never heard of him”, she said. “Nor have … Continue reading

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