Four by Hungarian Master Miklós Jancsó

12/5/09 to 12/18/09

Visual ballet meets political analysis in the films of this Hungarian artist. “An essential director whose work cannot be seen, should not be seen, anywhere other than on the big screen” (Cinematheque Ontario).

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  • Red Psalm, December 11

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  • Silence and Cry

    • Friday, December 18 8:40 pm

    Miklós Jancsó (Hungary, 1967). A former Red soldier hides from a ruthless crackdown in this hypnotic black-and-white epic. “Totally unlike anything else in the cinema.”-John Russell Taylor (73 mins)

  • Red Psalm

    • Friday, December 11 6:30 pm

    Miklós Jancsó (Hungary, 1972). Jancsó won Best Director at Cannes for this riveting psalm-song set during an ill-fated Hungarian farmworkers' revolt. “Perhaps the most ecstatic fusion of political and formal radicalism since Dozvhenko's Earth.”-J. Hoberman (88 mins)

  • The Red and the White

    • Tuesday, December 8 7:00 pm

    Miklós Jancsó (Hungary, 1967). Central Russia during the 1918 Civil War is the setting of Jancsó's disquietingly beautiful ballet of war and death, shot in breathtaking black-and-white CinemaScope. (90 mins)

  • The Round-Up

    • Saturday, December 5 6:00 pm

    Miklós Jancsó (Hungary, 1966). A prison on the vast Hungarian plains, and the prisoners and guards that circle therein, are at the crux of this critique of the relations between the powerful and the powerless. “Boldly stylized, a synthesis of Antonioni, Bresson, and Welles.”-J. Hoberman (94 mins)