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50th Directors’ Fortnight May 9-19, 2018

Agnus Dei / Egi Bàràny

Fortnight 1971, Feature film, 1h32'

Synopsis

Alegory of the suppression of the 1919 revolution and the advent of fascism in Hungary; in the countryside, a unit of the revolutionary army spares the life of father Vargha, a fanatical priest. He comes back and leads massacres. A new force, represented by Feher, apparently avanges the people, but only to impose a different, more refined and effective kind of repression.

Director

Miklos Jancso

Miklós Jancsó first studied Law at the University of Kolozsvar and later direction at the School of Cinema in Budapest. His fifth film, _Szegénylegények (1965)_, with a script by Gyula Hernádi, made him internationally known. In his following films he developed a personal style of historic analysis, complex camera movements, dance and popular songs, creating his own style for the movies he called « political musical ». This gave him a broad acceptance in the 1960s. In the 1970s he also filmed in Italy, but did not have the success he was used to.

Jozsef Madaras
Lajos Balazsovits
Mark Zala

Screenplay
Guyla Hernadi / Miklos Jancso

Image
Janos Kende

Prod. Hungarofilm
Bathory U 10
Budapest 5