"A work of amazing and totally uncosmetic beauty"
Recommended! "There's nothing deprived about Miklós Jancsó's sensual open-air pageant... may well be the greatest Hungarian film of the 60s and 70s"
Seeing a film by Miklós Jancsó, who died in January of this year at the age of 92, is an entirely unique film experiencelike entering an entirely different universe. Men on horseback, naked girls dancing and singing, all precisely choreographed against the backdrop of the vast Hungarian Plain. Jancsó's films change the nature of our perception and re-imagine the concept of history. Adjectives like "awesome," "formidable", "visionary" and "intoxicating" are meager attempts in describing Jancsó's visionary zeal. Composed of only 27 shots, Red Psalm is one of Jansco's great masterpieces. It celebrates the cause of revolutionary struggle as it depicts a series of peasant uprisings in 19th-century Hungary.
Directed by Miklós Jancsó, Hungary, 1972, 87 min. In Hungarian with English subtitles.
Tuesday, April 22 at 6:30 pm
This is a private event for Facets Members, who will be admitted (with one guest) free of charge. The screening will be followed by a cash bar reception. Please click the link below to RSVP for this screening.RSVP