Father and His Three Sons: The Bartos Family and Dusi and Jenö

These compelling works look at the vanished Hungarian bourgeois culture of the thirties and forties. Father and His Three Sons (60 mins) follows Zoltán Bartos and his family across a span of thirty years. Here, the little ceremonies of family life are enveloped by a wistful calm, denying the political upheaval occurring throughout Europe. In Dusi and Jenö (45 mins) the focus is more expansive. Jenö, a bank clerk with a filmmaker's eye, brings Budapest into sharp focus. While he and his wife Dusi cavort, the city stands mutely by, splendid one year, ravaged by war the next.

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