Tag Archives: hungary

Péter Vácz: Parabola / Satellite Dish

29 Sep

Based on a Hungarian children’s poem by János Lackfi, preformed by Pista Busa

De profundis (2002)

9 Jun

By Dóra Keresztes.
The film, in her own description “grows from a microscopic cell division into a living, surging image-stream of incessant transformation. Sheer intuition, embracing emotion and the significance of interpreting dreams pulsate within it. The emblem-like symbols, mythical symbols of animals and man, reminiscent of the archaic figures of people of nature, appear in an all-embracing organic frame, perpetually taking shape, arousing the notion of cave-aperture or the womb”.

Sós lötty / Salted Soup (1969)

26 May

By Péter Szoboszlay.

Mélyvíz (Marcell Jankovics, 1970)

27 Jan

From the guy that brought you Fehérlófia, a really nice morphy short. A bit dark, but masterful control of motion.

Az Út – The Way (Iván Kiss, 2000)

13 Jan

This one goes way back.

Dóra Keresztes: Mosolygó szomorúfűz / Smiling Sad Willow Tree (2001)

2 Jul

East European folk art vibes.

Sándor Reisenbüchler: Zöld intelmek minden napra / Green warnings for every day (1993)

18 Jun

The ending brings to mind Michael Jackson’s “Earth Song” (1995).
Co-directors: István Orosz, Dóra Keresztes, Zsuzsanna Bulyáki, Mihály Sikur.

Sándor Reisenbüchler: A Nap és a Hold elrablása / The Abduction of the Sun and the Moon (1968)

7 May

This is the first film in a trilogy by Hungarian Sándor Reisenbüchler. It is based on a poem by Ferenc Juhász
At 04:28 you can see some characters resembling Wondjinas, so it is possible that Reisenbüchler was familiar with the work of the “ancient aliens” -freak Erich von Däniken.

Below are included the 2nd and 3rd part of the trilogy for reference. They make use of photomontage and collage techniques.

Barbarok ideje / The Age of the Barbarians (1970)

Az 1812- es év / Year 1812 (War and Peace) (1972)

The Magic Canvas (1948)

8 Jan

Symbolistic tripping from the 1940s by John Halas. Original score by Matyas Sieber.

István Orosz – Mazes (Labirintusok) (2008)

1 Nov

István Orosz animates a-maze-ing visions.

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