"The Red and the White"
Directed by Miklos Jancso
One of the most
original of films, a haunting work about the absurdity and evil of war. Set in Central
Russia during the Civil War of 1918, the story details the constant shifting of power
between the White guards and the Red soldiers, first at an abandoned monastery, and later,
at a field hospital. Using the wide-screen technique consisting of very long takes and a
ceaselessly tracking camera movement, Miklos Jancso has fashioned a brilliant visual style
which is truly unique in the history of cinema. Hungarian with English subtitles.