Previously at the ICA - Films
23 Mar 2014
Second Run DVD and the ICA present a special memorial 35mm screening event for the late, great Hungarian filmmaker Miklós Jancsó The Round-Up (Szegénylegények).
'People need to see Jancsó’s really beautiful three or four first movies. The highest mountain is The Round-Up...'
- Béla Tarr
'It is rarely advisable to call a film a masterpiece after a single viewing, but this is what I consider The Round-Up to be'
- Phillip French
On many writers', critics' and filmmakers' 'Best Film' lists, The Round-Up is set in a detention camp in Hungary 1869, at a time of guerrilla campaigns against the ruling Austrians. Jancsó deliberately avoids conventional heroics to focus on the persecution and dehumanisation manifest in a time of conflict.
Filmed in Hungary’s desolate and burning landscape, Jancsó uses his formidable technique to create a remarkable and terrifying picture of war and the abuse of power that remains relevant even today.
Anna Jancsó , grand-daughter of Miklós Jancsó, has kindly agreed to attend this special screening.
The Round-Up (Szegénylegények), dir Miklós Jancsó, 1965, 87 minutes, 35mm, Hungarian language with English subtitles, Cert 15