Meeting with a legend at the IV Festival of Hungarian Cinema 06/04/2018 automatic translate
MOSCOW. In the capital cinema KARO October 11, the festival of Hungarian cinema CIFRA was opened.
April 3 in the capital opened IV Festival of Hungarian CIFRA cinema. The event is remarkable, because the films from this country are rare guests on our screens. Filmmakers with experience remember the discovery and revelation for them were the tapes of representatives of the "new wave": Istvana Szabó István, Záltán Fabrí (Fábri Zoltán), Miklós Jancsó, Károly Makk (Károly Makk), later Sándor Sára and Marta Mesáros. Successes at festivals, the creation of independent creative associations and experimental studios. After the rise of the 60’s and 70’s - the period of reflection, the expectations of change. A series of velvet revolutions in Eastern Europe once again spurred the public’s interest in the cinematography of former socialist countries.
But freedom is like a double-edged sword: the transition to a market economy meant not only the abolition of censorship, but also the painful restructuring of the habitual way of life. The abolition of state subsidies that once contributed to the flowering of the author’s cinema, the closure of large film factories, the absence of serious investors ready to support a business with dubious profitability, the inconvertibility of a small market.
In the Hungarian cinema of this period came the time of low-budget debuts. All the more obvious was the trend of commercialization of the author’s cinema, an increase in the share of entertainment films at the box office. In the late 90’s - early 2000’s, such directors as Krisztina Goda, Gábor Herendi, Tamás Sas loudly announced themselves. Nymrod Antal’s debut film (Antal Nimród) Kontroll won a lot of prizes at international festivals in Cannes, Chicago, Copenhagen, Philadelphia, Warsaw. His career talented young director decided to continue in Hollywood.
In recent years, the barometer of the Hungarian cinema has increasingly shown "clearly". The most striking pages are associated with such films as "Saul fia" by Nemes Jeles László and the drama "About the body and soul" (Testről és lélekről) by Ildiko Enidi (Enyedi Ildikó). The first picture, which takes place in the Auschwitz concentration camp, has won almost all the main cinematographic prizes: "Oscar", "Golden Globe", BAFTA, Grand Prix of the Cannes Festival, "David di Donatello". The parable "On the Soul and the Body" received several awards at the 67th Berlinale: "The Golden Bear", the prizes of the Ecumenical Jury and the International Federation of Film Press.
The festival CIFRA is held in the capital for the fourth time. Particular interest for fans of Hungarian cinema is represented by Martha Mesaros (Mészáros Márta). And it is by no means the role of a "wedding general" or an honorary guest who has long since retired. The festival started with a demonstration of the new work of the 86-year-old director - the film "Aurora Borealis: Northern Lights" (Aurora Borealis: Északi fény). Despite the merits and extensive filmography, the director was able to finance the film only after 4 years.
A new film by Mesaros about family secrets and interrupted silence, trials and the acquisition of a new homeland is a kind of roll call with autobiographical tetralogy that brought her world fame. Memories that permeated her work: about the family moving to the Soviet Union, the arrest and shooting of her father in 1937, the death of her mother from typhus, the orphanage, studying at VGIK, returning to her homeland.
In the afternoon of April 5, the indefatigable Mesarosh will hold a master class at the VGIK. In the evening of the same day, one of her first films, Ők ketten (1977), will be shown on the main stage. "Their two" - a unique opportunity to see on the screen the only joint work of Marina Vlady and Vladimir Vysotsky, who starred in this film in an episodic role.
In addition to Mesarosh’s tapes in the festival program, the thriller "Monster from Martfyu", the historical drama "1945", the story of the horse-champion "Kinchem is my treasure".