Budapest Hungarian Film Week
Documentary Category Directory Prize
Auction in Kisújszállás 1-2
(Árverés Kisújszálláson I-II.)
(1993, documentary, video, colour, DolbySR)
Director of photography:
László B. Révész
There is a small town in the Hungarian plains - Kisújszállás. It is inhabited by beautiful and clever people - the Cumanians. They speak a beautiful Hungarian dialect, clearly, easy to understand, with style, they say whatever they think. They have been working on good land, in prosperity. There were no large properties in the region, but a number of farms fifty, eighty or a hundred acres in size- the "kulak nests"- until 1949-50. Then the people's democracy took everything. The wheel of history has turned and now the same people are holding an auction of their recovered goods. We can witness a process of how a productive, well equipped large scale agriculture can be "rightously" destroyed.