FILM: WINTER WIND (1969)

original title: Sirokkó / 1966 / drama / 1hr 20min /
written by Francis Girod, Gyula Hernádi, Miklós Jancsó, Jacques Rouffio / directed by Miklós Jancsó /
country: Hungary / language: Hungarian with English subtitles /

Monday, March 21st, 9:30 p.m.
Tuesday, March 22nd, 7:20 p.m.
Wednesday, March 23rd, 2:30 p.m.


“In the mid-1930s a group of Croatian anarchists led by the grim revolutionary ascetic Marko Lazar (played by the film’s French producer Jacques Charrier) escape a bungled ambush in Yugoslavia crossing the dense forests at that country’s Northern border in an effort to seek refuge in Hungary.

Winter Wind consists largely of twelve fluid long takes, some as long as ten minutes, and each a completely mapped-out sequence. Jancsó’s interest is more geometric than geopolitical, eschewing the big picture historic story for micro-social behavior. In a series of sweeping motions, effectively communicating the abstract conflict between the idealist anarchists and reality.”


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