Sat, 11 April 2015
If I asked you to name the biggest contributor to Hungarian cinema, you'd probably be at a loss for words. Miklos Jancso is probably the answer, and his work included a number of films that dealt with themes of wartime and revolution, always with a historical backdrop.
Red Psalm is certainly no exception to Jancso's work. Part musical and part historical commentary, it weaves a spell that I have never seen in a movie before, and Jancso fills it with rich themes and imagery. Take a listen and, if your interest is piqued, I would recommend getting your hands on the DVD, which is readily available online.
Have a comment or question for the host? Email Sean at email@example.com, follow him on Twitter via @1001moviesPC, and look for the podcast's (relatively new) Facebook page.