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Silence and Cry

(Csend és kiáltás)
A film by Miklós Jancsó

Hungary, 1965

 

 

An elliptical, claustrophobic drama shot in the brilliant, breathtaking long takes that are Jancsó’s trademark, Silence and Cry is set after the fall of the short-lived Hungarian Soviet Republic of 1919. A young Red soldier, fleeing the anti-Communist manhunt, takes refuge at the isolated farm of a peasant family, who are are already under police scrutiny for being politically suspect...

 

Working on a more intimate canvas, following the epic The Round-Up and The Red and the White, Hungarian master Jancsó's film is still very much concerned with the terrible, tyrannical impact of power, politics and history.


The Girl from Hunan Still


 

"A newly intimate, domestic level [for the director]...Jancsó’s characteristic sequence shots turn the chamber drama into a political thriller pregnant with wider connotations"

Tony Rayns, Time Out

 


ON BLU-RAY AND DVD 2017

 


 

Diary for my Children

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 


Cuadecuc, Vampir
A film by Pere Portabella
Spain, 1971

 

 

Made in Spain while General Franco was still in power and shown clandestinely, Pere Portabella's extraordinary Cuadecuc, Vampir ostensibly follows the filming of Jess Franco's shocker El conde Dracula (Count Dracula, 1970) starring Christopher Lee, Herbert Lom and the exquisite Soledad Miranda. This experimental 'making of' documentary and investigation into the myth of the vampire, becomes a powerful political metaphor for bloodthirsty fascism epitomised by Franco and tyrants like him, a witty allegory with Dracula as the dictator whose demise is certain.

 

Portabella dispenses almost entirely with dialogue for an abstract, fabulously idiosyncratic soundscape created by Catalan artist and musician Carles Santos. The effect is surreal and wondrous to behold.


The Girl from Hunan Still


 

"The film creates a ravishing netherworld that seems to exist in neither the 19th century nor the 20th but in a unique zone oscillating between these eras, just as it seems to occupy a realm of its own that is neither fiction nor non-fiction... But above all is an all-embracing sensual pleasure and humour overriding centuries, generic categories, and conventions"
Jonathan Rosenbaum

 


AVAILABLE 2017

 


 

Diary for my Children

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 






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