AFTER THE REVOLUTION
In this highly experimental interpretation of life in post-communist Hungary, a writer lives a meager existence with his cat as he struggles to complete a novel. The kitty has a peculiar relationship...LEARN MORE.
Public and private morality collides in this psychological drama about a love triangle during the aftermath of the failed Hungarian uprising in 1956. Livia, the beautiful wife of an army...LEARN MORE.
This acclaimed, multiple-award-winning film centers around a group of young people who meet in a rock pub in Budapest in the summer of 1989 during Hungary's fleeting celebration...LEARN MORE.
Karoly Makk's contemplative film about two unmarried sisters who cast wistful glances back at their lives, yet still believe in hope and love. Told in the form of an epistolary novel...LEARN MORE.
A deft blend of comedy and pathos, Robert Koltai's film sets the tumultuous lives of twin circus clowns against watershed moments in 20th century Hungarian history. Born and raised in...LEARN MORE.
Lushly photographed in the Danube Delta, this powerful story of forbidden love follows young Mihail (Felix Lajko) as he returns to the countryside after years of absence to discover he...LEARN MORE.
ELECTRA, MY LOVE
In an awesome leap of imagination, Miklos Jancso, one of the world's great filmmakers, relocates the classic myth of Electra to a desolate Hungarian plain. Here, the nail-biting drama plays out...LEARN MORE.
A true story of incest and its repercussions is brought to life in this exceptional drama that goes far beyond the sensationalism of the subject matter. It is a powerful tale of two lovers who...LEARN MORE.
The dreams and struggles of three generations of a Hungarian Jewish family are depicted in this award-winning drama. Against a backdrop of major 20th century events, director Frigyes...LEARN MORE.
The Hungarian immigrant experience is revealed and revered in this documentary by director Peter Forgacs. The filmmaker weaves photographs, home-movie footage, and interviews into an...LEARN MORE.
JUST SEX AND NOTHING ELSE
In this "bright, snappy relationship comedy" (Variety), a well-educated, sophisticated woman gets fed up with men after she discovers her fiance is already married. Though she wants a child...LEARN MORE.
KAROLY MAKK COMBO PACK
Two masterpieces from Hungarian filmmaker Karoly Makk. In the emotionally precise drama Love (1971, 84 mins.), Lili Darvas, the famed stage actress and widow of Ferenc Molnar, portrays a...LEARN MORE.
Andris is a happily married husband, father to an eight-year-old son, and a successful businessman in Budapest, but he's also leading a second life. While pretending to be away on business in...LEARN MORE.
Lili Darvas, the famed stage actress and widow of Ferenc Molnar, portrays a bed-ridden old woman in this emotionally precise drama. Her daughter-in-law, whose husband is in jail as a political...LEARN MORE.
MEN ON THE MOUNTAIN
The first film by Hungarian director Istvan Szots tells the story of a woodcutter who moves his family into the serene mountains of Transylvania in search of a better life, only finding tragedy...LEARN MORE.
Director Peter Gardos (The Last Blues) interweaves three whimsical fables of Hungarian rural life in this award-winning drama. Adapted from the novel Star Farm by Ervin Lazar, the stories...LEARN MORE.
REAL SANTA, THE
Once upon a time, a homeless bar pianist named Misu took a job playing Santa Claus in a department store. That same day, Liza escaped from an orphanage and went in search of Santa...LEARN MORE.
An award-winning look at World War II Budapest. A Jewish family hides out from Nazi occupancy with an opera singer whose beautiful voice is said to protect all from capture...LEARN MORE.
Best described as the Hungarian Waiting for Guffman, Szamba follows Otto Szamba Sr., the center of cultural activities in a small town near Budapest. He organizes festivals, a rowing squad...LEARN MORE.
SCHOOL OF SENSES
A beautiful 20-year-old Gypsy girl, crippled in an accident, relives her obsessive, ultimately destructive sexual relationship with a married businessman through the diary...LEARN MORE.
SIMON THE MAGICIAN
In this clever, contemporary spin on the story of Simon Magus, history's first Gnostic, a celebrated magician believed to have superior mental powers is called to Paris to help the police solve...LEARN MORE.
SOMEWHERE IN EUROPE
A classic WWII film, Geza von Radvanyi's gritty drama tells of a graying musician (Artur Somlay) who adopts misfit children who have been orphaned by the war. Hiding out together in a...LEARN MORE.
Renowned filmmaker Peter Bacso (Oh, Bloody Life!) directs this tragicomedy set during Stalin's reign. A young, maligned woman, nicknamed Stalin's Bride, by the cruel townsfolk, is taken...LEARN MORE.
STOP MOM THERESA!
Adapted from a contemporary Hungarian best-seller by Zsuzsa Racz, this breezy romantic comedy features rising star Gabriella Hamori as the cute, quirky Kata Keki. A successful...LEARN MORE.
In this fractured fairy tale for adults, two thieves--Vaska and Vanya--steal the czar's treasure from the Bank of St. Petersburg by opening the roof with a sardine can opener taken from the...LEARN MORE.
VILLAGE ROMANCE, A
A documentary about two women who fall in love in a small Hungarian village, once a haven for the lesbian community. One lives in poverty, while the other is married to an abusive and...LEARN MORE.
WHERE WERE YOU, MY SON?
Set in a large apartment in Hungary during the death throes of communism, obedient Andor lives with his eccentric mother, Rebeka, a once-celebrated stage actress-turned-recluse. After years...LEARN MORE.
In this haunting Hungarian drama, the Witman brothers are scarred by their mother's neglect. Searching for warmth and meaning, they find it in a local brothel. Though they may...LEARN MORE.
Georg Buchner's play, filmed several times before (including a memorable adaptation by Werner Herzog), is brought to the screen again with vivid, chilling results by Janos Szasz. Living...LEARN MORE.