Directed by Istvan Szabo
This early film from
Istvan Szabo follows
two childhood sweethearts who are inseparable until the Nazi's invasion of
Hungary. They reunite, only to be separated again in the mid-fifties when
one lover rejects Communist rule and emigrates to France while the other
remains in Budapest. Keeping in touch through letters, they finally meet
again and must decide if their lives will remain united or apart. "A gentle
but telling film about human experience and the vagaries of love" (Gene Moskowitz, Variety).
Also known as A Film About Love. Hungarian
with English subtitles. 123 minutes.