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Vol 4
Issue 2
29 Mar

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Focus on Hungarian film

Bela TarrIn search of truth
Béla Tarr interviewed

The acclaimed master of the long take explains to Phil Ballard why his films aren't bleak, don't count as cinema and are inspired by Breughal and why Tarkovsky is just "too nice" for him.

From the archive

Tamas Sas's Apam beajulna (Dad Would Have a Fit, 2003)From one extreme
to the other

Tamás Sas's Apám beájulna
(Dad Would Have a Fit, 2003)

Sas has flipped back and forth between near-experimental art house works and unbearable mainstream mush. Andrew James Horton finds his latest commercial film to be a convincing popular work, despite being marketed at teenaged girls.

Miklos Jancso's A Mohacsi vesz (The Battle of Mohacs, 2003)The Mohács disaster
Miklós Jancsó's A Mohácsi vész
(The Battle of Mohacs, 2003)

Jancsó's latest addition to the recent successful "Pepe and Kapo" series of films sees the heroes travel back in time to a fateful date in European history. Andrew James Horton argues that the director has never been more involved in contemporary politics.

Miklos Jancso's Szegenylegenyek (The Round-Up, 1965)A "sand-lot"
of allegory-making

Realism and symbolism in the early works of Miklós Jancsó

Despite being commonly read as allegorical works, Jancsó's early films are noticeable for their extreme realism. Iván Forgács examines how these two sit side by side as the director uses physical space to define the spiritual.

From the archive

Karel Kachyna (1 May 1924 - 12 March 2004)

Karel Kachyna, one of the most influential film-makers of the Czech New Wave, died aged 79 on Friday 12 March in a Prague hospital.

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