In 1819, a Transylvanian traveler set out on foot for Asia, convinced that there he would discover "the original Hungarians." What he found, at the foot of the Himalayas, introduced Tibet's rich culture and the practice of Buddhism to the world at large. A first film by one of Hungary's leading film composers, narrated in English by Susannah York. | Read MoreDocumentary, Music, Animation
Early avant-garde filmmakers believed that the cinema had the function of a machine made to generate pure feelings. The core of this machine was the celluloid, which has recently disappeared, along with its flickering ghosts. | Read MoreThriller and Documentary
Budapest-based Forgàcs continues documenting the "private" history of 20th century Europe through home movies recorded by hobbyists who often reveal themselves to be talented filmmakers. Here, a family of Catalan industrialists records their lives from the late '20s on as their nation is disrupted by labor unrest, the collapse of the monarchy, the rise of anarchism, and finally the Spanish Civil War. In English
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A wildly inventive and often grotesque panoply of sordid characters and imagery, this dark comedy by the director of the acclaimed Hukkle spans three generations of men in a Hungarian family: a depraved orderly, his obese son and his taxidermist grandson. From WWII through the Communist era to the present, Taxidermia charts a history of twisted desires while pushing the boundaries of imagination. A Tartan Films U.S.A release.
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