Directed by : Sándor SÁRA
Year of production : 1968 Country : HUNGARY Length : 85 minutes
Director and cinematographer Sándor Sára’s first feature film is an extraordinary modernist production and autobiographical work from the Hungarian New Wave. Balázs Pásztor’s father is innocently imprisoned in the 50s, while Balázs is rejected by the University of Film when he applies to study directing. Working as a land surveyor during the communist collectivisation, he attempts to set up a farm with a Greek partisan couple, who are eventually killed by farm workers. Sára uses long, geometrical stills to portray the suffering and absurdity of the age.