Tag: hungary

Karlovy Vary 2023 Review: WHITE PLASTIC SKY Grieves at the End of the World

Tibor Bánóczki and Sarolta Szabó directed the post-apocalyptic animated feature from Hungary.

Annecy 2023 Review: TOLDI, Animated Hungarian Superhero Folklore

Marcell Jankovics ('Son of the White Mare'), Hungarian animation pioneer, directed his last work about a national legend.

Blu-ray Review: Criterion Shepherds MARTIN SCORSESE'S WORLD CINEMA PROJECT NO. 4

Scorsese's Film Foundation once again teams with Criterion for another round of newly restored films of global significance.

Review: FLUX GOURMET, Absurd and Hilarious Culinary Adventures

British director Peter Strickland evokes his chamber sonic horror Berberian Sound Studio in his latest work. Flux Gourmet pushes the envelope further into an absurdist direction, marking his most hilarious venture so far. After his Giallo homage in Berberian Sound Studio, Strickland...

Review: FLUX GOURMET, Visually Seductive, Absurdly Comic

Asa Butterfield, Gwendoline Christie and Ariane Labed star; Peter Strickland ('In Fabric,' 'Duke of Burgundy') directed.

Sundance 2022 Review: Hungarian GENTLE Spotlights Female Bodybuilding

László Csuja and Anna Nemes directed the dramatic feature, starring Eszter Csonka, György Turós and Csaba Krisztik.

Coming Soon on Criterion: THE LAST WALTZ Swirls, ADOPT Stuns, LOVE JONES Slams

'Le cercle rouge' and 'The Flight of the Phoenix' are also slated for release in March 2022 from The Criterion Collection.

Tallinn 2021 Review: No-Budget Dystopia PERPETUITY Offers a Temporary Band-Aid

From Hungary comes a dystopian drama by filmmaker György Pálfi.

Tallinn 2021 Review: POST MORTEM Chases Post Modern Ghosts

Directed by Péter Bergendy, Hungary's official submission for the Academy Awards is a period horror drama, fusing genre and arthouse filmmaking with a mainstream veneer.

Berlinale 2021 Review: FOREST - I SEE YOU EVERYWHERE, Bite-Size Psychodramas of Everyday Horror

The Hungarian auteur Bence Fliegauf harnesses the virtue of ascetic filmmaking in the portmanteau film, consisting of civilization horror vignettes.

Berlinale 2021 Review: NATURAL LIGHT, The Silent Banality of Evil

The Hungarian director Dénes Nagy debuts with an implicit yet intensive WWII drama that explores the banality of evil in very painterly manner.

Review: SAS: RED NOTICE, Short on Thrills, Long on Ridiculousness

Sam Heughan, Hannah John-Kamen and Ruby Rose star in an action thriller, directed by Magnus Martens.


Lili Horvát's mystery-drama has been selected for Hungary's submission to the best foreign language Oscar this year. The original title, Felkészülés meghatározatlan ideig tartó együttlétre, and its English translation, Preparations To Be Together For An Unknown Period Of Time, present...


Lili Horvát´s sophomore feature offers an introverted take on l´amour fou in slow-burning psychological melodrama about a romance that could have been.

Fantaspoa 2020 Review: COMRADE DRAKULICH, Genre Thrills, Nostalgia Frills in Political Satire

Lili Walters, Ervin Nagy and Zsolt Nagy star in director Márk Bodzsár's comic fantasy, featuring vampires appearing behind the Iron Curtain in the 1970s.

Review: ARCHIVE Collects Underdeveloped Sci-Fi Ideas and Themes

Theo James, Stacy Martin, Rhona Mitra, and Toby Jones star in Gavin Rothery's sci-fi adventure.

Review: THOSE WHO REMAINED, A Lyrical Holocaust Drama, Spared of Graphic Violence

Debuting Hungarian director Barnabás Tóth approaches the topic of Holocaust survival from a less bloody angle, without depreciating the severity of WWII events.

Venice 2019 Review: THE KING Lets Slip The Horrors Of War

Timothée Chalamet, Joel Edgerton and Robert Pattinson star in the historical drama, directed by David Michod.

Review: SUNSET, László Nemes' Cerebral, Dazzling Study of Chaotic Times

László Nemes doesn't give an easy answer to any of the intrigues in his film. Instead, he makes us work for it. And it's damn well worth it.

SUNSET Interview: László Nemes on His Challenging, Mesmerizing New Film

I saw Hungarian director/writer László Nemes' sophomore film Sunset at this year's Film Comment Selects series and was blown away by it. It is just as strong as his phenomenal debut film Son of Saul, a riveting Holocaust drama that...