2023-06-01 14:07

Library and Information Centre - Reading Room: June 7, Wednesday, 6:00 pm

Father (1966)

drama / 88 min / HD
Subtitle: English

Director: István Szabó
Writer: István Szabó
Cinematographer: Sándor Sára
Editor: János Rózsa
Music: János Gonda

Cast: Dániel Erdély, András Bálint, Klári Tolnay, Zsuzsa Ráthonyi, Anikó Sáfár, Miklós Gábor

The Oscar-winning filmmaker's early classic.
In this, the second of the three films often called the ‘generational trilogy’ (The Age of Daydreaming, Father, Love Film), we trace the coming of age tribulations of a boy left without a father. The young hero evokes and embellishes memories of his father who died in 1945. The first three films by István Szabó are based on his own experiences as a child and youth, yet they have resonance for an entire generation, showing what it was like to grow up without a father in the 1940s and 50s.