Movie Review – Son Of The White Mare

Son Of The White Mare (Fehérlófia) Hungary (1981) Dir. Marcell Jankovics Traditional folk stories and animation are made for each other. Both enjoy the freedom of eschewing the rules to spin a yarn so incredible, we happily accept them for what they are. Plus, in both cases if they were real, some serious moral questions … Continue reading Movie Review – Son Of The White Mare

Movie Review – Treasure City

Treasure City (Cert 15) Digital/VOD (Distributor: Sovereign Film Distribution) Running Time: 92 minutes approx. “Why do people like me exist?” Because it takes all sorts to make the world go round? I imagine there are a myriad of answers, philosophical and fundamental, to be given alongside mine to this question but they will never satisfy … Continue reading Movie Review – Treasure City

Movie Review – On Body And Soul (Teströl és lélekröl)

On Body And Soul (Teströl és lélekröl) Hungary (2017) Dir. Ildikó Enyedi In dreams I walk with you In dreams I talk to you In dreams you're mine all of the time We're together in dreams Yup, that’s about the extent of my love life but imagine if dream lovers really did exist. Would that … Continue reading Movie Review – On Body And Soul (Teströl és lélekröl)

Sunset (Napszállta)

Sunset (Napszállta) Hungary (2018) Dir. László Nemes It is important to know where we come from as people and as such, we are fully entitled to want to embrace our heritage. Modern genealogy research is likely to reveal hidden secrets about one’s family but this is historical and it’s too late to do anything about … Continue reading Sunset (Napszállta)

Gulag: Forgotten Prisoners Of WWII (aka Eternal Winter) (Örök tél)

Gulag: Forgotten Prisoners Of WWII (aka Eternal Winter) (Örök tél) Hungary (2018) Dir. Attila Szász When discussing the atrocities committed during World War II, the Nazis are naturally going to be the first on the list. Yet, it is a fact that they were not alone in executing vile acts of cruelty on other nations. … Continue reading Gulag: Forgotten Prisoners Of WWII (aka Eternal Winter) (Örök tél)

Fateless (Sorstalanság)

Fateless (Sorstalanság) Hungary (2005) Dir. Lajos Koltai Films about the Holocaust aren’t meant to be enjoyed in the same way as action thrillers or comedies yet can be enriching through their educational value. Setting Fateless apart from other films on this topic is being based on the semi-autobiographical Nobel prize winning novel by Holocaust survivor … Continue reading Fateless (Sorstalanság)

Strangled (A martfüi rém)

Strangled (A martfüi rém) Hungary (2016) Dir. Árpád Sopsits “There are no serial killers in this country” The above quote wasn’t a prideful boast regarding the efficiency of the Hungarian police but an official edict from the top brass to cover up the fact that there IS a serial killer and they can’t catch him. … Continue reading Strangled (A martfüi rém)

Jupiter’s Moon (Jupiter holdja)

Jupiter's Moon (Jupiter holdja) Hungary (2017) Dir. Kornél Mundruczó Having impressed with his last film, the upsetting social drama of animal abuse and karma White God, Kornél Mundruczó returns with a more fantasy driven look at the grim side of Hungarian life, taking the topical plight of refugees as his leaping off point - and … Continue reading Jupiter’s Moon (Jupiter holdja)

Kills On Wheels (Tiszta szívvel)

Kills On Wheels (Tiszta szívvel) Hungary (2016) Dir. Attila Till While Hollywood is trying to redeem itself following outcries of its lack of diversity in representing gender, race and sexual minorities in its films, the rest of the world is not only already way ahead of them but is also giving screen time to another … Continue reading Kills On Wheels (Tiszta szívvel)

Son Of Saul

Son Of Saul (Cert 15) 1 Disc (Distributor: Curzon Artificial Eye) Running Time: 107 minutes approx. Any film which chooses as its subject the horrors of the Holocaust is inherently going to be harrowing experience for the viewer, but this bold debut from Hungarian director László Nemes presents us with a palpable and intimate look … Continue reading Son Of Saul