"A Hungarian Fairy Tale"
Directed by Gyula Gazdag
beautiful and critically-acclaimed film by Gyula Gazdag, A Hungarian Fairy Tale begins at a performance of Mozart's The Magic Flute
where a beautiful young woman meets a handsome stranger and, transported by the music,
they share one night of love. The son born of this magic night is raised by his mother but
at the age of
three, must be given a father's name, even a fictitious one, according to Hungarian law.
Years later, the engaging Andris sets out to find his "father" as his
"father" begins a separate journey. "No less resonant than Wings of
Desire" (J. Hoberman, The Village Voice). "Haunting.
departure from the mainstream, ...Spring pace and liberating energy, ...elegantly
realized." (Janet Maslin, New York Times). "Strange and
beautiful. Lingers in the memory like a haunting dream." (Wall Street
Journal) With David Vermes, Maria Varga, Frantisek Husak, Eszter Csakanyi,
Szilvia Toth, Judith Pogany and Geza Balkay. Black and white,
Hungarian with English subtitles. 95 minutes.