Father (Apa) - DVD
From István Szabó the Oscar®-winning director of Mephisto, Hanussen and Being Julia. Set in Hungary in the years following the end of WW2, a young boy concocts a fantasy ideal of his father who has been killed in the war.
In the boy's fertile imagination, the father attains mythical and heroic qualities. Szabó's poignant cinematic ode, combining humour with a poetic nostalgia, relates historical events through the prism of personal experience, producing a film of extraordinary warmth, intimacy and power. Chosen by Hungarian critics and writers as one of the best Hungarian films of all time, Father also boasts luminous monochrome cinematography by the great Sándor Sára. The DVD is presented in a brand new director-approved digital transfer with restored picture and sound, and booklet includes a new essay by author and Hungarian cinema expert John Cunningham.
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