Silence and Cry
Csend és kiáltás, black and white Hungarian drama, 1968, dir: Miklós Jancsó, Language: Hungarian, Subtitles: English, 74’
Directed by Miklós Jancsó
Screenplay by Gyula Hernádi
Director of photography: János Kende
Cast: Mari Törőcsik, József Madaras, Zoltán Latinovits
The peasant family hiding a former Red soldier lies at the core of this story played out during the time of reprisals following the collapse of the communist Republic of Councils. Instead of reconstructing specific historical events, Jancsó prefers to deal with the ‘modelling’ of the power relations depicted. The complex choreography unfolding in front of the continuously moving camera roving across the bleak landscape debuted cameraman János Kende and marked the beginning of a long-term collaboration with Jancsó.