The Special Festival Award 2010 for the outstanding contribution to the artistic development of the moving image goes to celebrated Hungarian film director Miklos Jancsó.
The International Festival of New Film’s 2010 edition is enriched by György Pálfi’s, Sándor Kardos’ and Dénes Nagy’s recent work.
The 15th Split Film Festival’s Special Award for the outstanding contribution to the artistic development of the moving image goes to celebrated Europen film director Miklos Jancsó.
Mr. Jancsó will personally accept the Award and will be in Split from 11th till 16th of September. The Round-Up(1965) one of his most important feature film will be shown in Split.
The Round-Up / Szegénylegények
Generally regarded as Jancsó’s masterpiece, The Round-Up is set in the brutal aftermath of the 1848-9 Revolution, which became a full-scale war of independence in which the Hungarian revolutionary army was eventually defeated by the Habsburgs with the help of 200,000 Russian troops.
The film focuses on a group of outlaws continuing something akin to guerrilla warfare, led by Sándor Rózsa, often referred to as 'the Hungarian Robin Hood'.
Most of them have been rounded up and are imprisoned in a fort on the Great Plain known as 'the Trench'.
Count Gedeon Ráday’s task, on behalf of the government, is to break the ringleaders and force them to incriminate their fellow-outlaws.
The cruel physical and psychological techniques he adopts are implemented by Hungarians, and again Jancsó’s audience could not fail to draw comparisons with 1956.
The Round-Up was chosen as Best Foreign Film of the Year at the London Film Festival in 1967.
The International Festival of New Film, being held from 11 to 18 September this year, invited György Pálfi’s latest feature I'm Not Your Friend, Dénes Nagy’s short Berlinskaya Fuga in competition. Sándor Kardos’ Rilke adaptation, The Gravedigger, enriches the Split selection entitled Frame Extended.