Director: KLAUDIA KOVACS, ENDRE HULES
DIRECTOR PRESENT. *Please buy tickets for the 3:10 p.m. show Sun. Apr. 20 and use those tickets for the 5:30 p.m. screening.*
For 13 days in the fall of 1956, the people of Hungary poured into the streets of Soviet-ruled Budapest, demanding democracy.
With the assistance of master cinematographers and Hollywood Legends Vilmos Zsigmond (Close Encounters of the Third Kind) and the late László Kovács (Easy Rider), native Hungarians both, co-directors Klaudia Kovacs (no relation) and Endre Hules have assembled a kind of “documentary thriller” driven by a propulsive Chris Horvath score, exciting new archival footage (some of it shot by then students Zsigmond and Kovacs) and the surviving Budapest rebels themselves, who look as if they still have the fire it takes to stare down an empire. First feature by actress Kovacs, nine years in the making, with a host of post-Cold War figures lending 50th anniversary perspectives for many in the new generation who may have skipped history classes on one of the cataclysmic events of the last half century.
(In English, Hungarian, Russian and Italian w/ Eng. subtitles)
USA/HUNGARY • 2007 • 95 MINUTES • DIRECTOR: KLAUDIA KOVACS, ENDRE HULES